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Dan Glickman: Best Original Song
[FINAL Edition]
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Personal profiles; Academy awards; Hobbies; Corporate presidents
Author: Blumenfeld, Laura
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Start Page: A.17
Section: A SECTION

At [Dan Glickman]'s birthday party, Washington lawyer Bob Barnett recalled with an affectionate laugh, "he stood up and sang -- poorly." At Dan's anniversary party, recalled columnist Margaret Carlson, Dan also sang: "It was beautiful only because it was off-key. It brought tears to my eyes." And, at a gathering of Democratic congressmen, when Dan began to sing, Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) led a walkout.

Undeterred, Dan went on to the University of Michigan, where he tried out for "Wonderful Town" and played a conga dancer. He fell in love with another chorus member, [Rhoda]. Dan went to law school and ran for Congress from Kansas. "But secretly, Dan Glickman had a plan," joked his son, Jonathan, a Hollywood producer, in a 60th- birthday video he recorded. "Great actors had always been able to become politicians, so why couldn't he do it in reverse?"

Dan's theatrical antics actually helped him in politics, Dan said. In 1992, Dan was tarnished by writing 105 check overdrafts at the House Bank.

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