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"Keep Young and Beautiful" is a song by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Harry Warren (music), performed by Eddie Cantor and a chorus in the 1933 film Roman Scandals.[1]

A recording by Abe Lyman and His California Orchestra was popular in 1934.[2]

Annie Lennox recorded a cover of the song for her album Diva (1992).[3]

While it does not appear in the original 1980 version, the song is used in act 1 for the 2001 Broadway revival of Warren and Dubin's 42nd Street. The cast recording is performed by Mary Testa, Jonathan Freeman, and the ensemble.

The song was a favourite of Winston Churchill.[4]


  1. ^ Hemming, Roy (1999). The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals. Newmarket Press. p. 263. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 286. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ Ford, Tom (May 24, 1992). "A Different Annie Lennox Emerges On Diva Sounds". Toledo Blade. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Gerald Pawle (1974), The War and Colonel Warden, p. 212, ISBN 0-85617-637-0, One scratched and ancient record which he demanded time and again was of Eddie Cantor singing "Build a little home" and "Keep Young and Beautiful," from the pre-war film Roman Scandals.