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JJ Alvin and the Chipmunks (23) RE: Alvin and the Chipmunks 21 Nov 07

Ross Bagdasarian was the cousin of William Saroyan; he appeared as the Newsboy in the original production of Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE in 1939.

At one point the Newsboy's rendition of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is interrupted by a character's asking if he's Irish. "No. I'm Greek," says the kid.

Perhaps the cousins remembered this when they wrote "Come On-A My House," a huge hit for Rosemary Clooney in 1951. She described it as a song by two Armenians in an Italian dialect sung by an Irish girl.

It may be the biggest hit ever with lyrics by a Pulitzer Prize winner (although Saroyan refused the prize).

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