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Francine is a self-taught, natural musician ... writing and singing songs since she "hit the planet", as she says. She was closely involved with the Hollywood entertainment industry via her father, Abner J. Greshler, whose agency, Diamond Artists,Ltd. included clients Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Vince Edwards, David Janssen and many others.
She has appeared in several films and TV productions. For sixteen years, Francine lived in Palm Springs with the composer Frederick Loewe who, with Alan Jay Lerner as lyricist, wrote the music for Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot. Francine learned a great deal about music composition and arranging from this association.
After the death of Mr. Loewe in 1988, she lived in Vienna, Austria for two years to further her studies in music. There she absorbed more music and became very involved in the world of opera and the staging of musical plays.
In 1984 Francine created The Secret Of The Webbing Purple, and by 1987 had completed her second major work, Helena Grapevine. Both "Helena" and " Webbing" have been aired several times on public radio. " "Webbing" has been produced professionally both in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
"Helena Grapevine" was produced in concert form in (2002) in Santa Barbara and again in 2003 at the Music Academy of the West. Some of her music is used as models for teaching musical theater at NYU.
In 1983, Francine formed her own company, Blue Dalmatian Productions, based in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara,CA. This is Francine's company and produces her own works.
The Secret Of The Webbing Purple in CD format, with 10 songs, features the narration of Burgess
Meredith, along with the singing of Francine and a cast of several
other singers and musicians. The Helena Grapevine CD with
11 songs, features narration by Tony Randall, along with music performed
by members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Greshler: "What is it honey?,
Copyright 1998, 2001 by
Blue Dalmatian Productions Post
Office Box 614 Los Olivos California 93441