Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

American lyrcist and librettist
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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors.

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Full name at birth
Alan Jay Lerner
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Claim to fame
An American in Paris
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Date of birth
31 August 1918
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Place of birth
New York City, NY, USA
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Date of death
14 June 1986
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Age
67 (age at death)
Place of death
New York City, NY, USA
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Cause of death
Lung Cancer
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Resting place
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
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Occupation
Lyricist, Librettist
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5' 7" (170 cm)
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High school
  • Bedales School in England
  • The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut
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University
Harvard University
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It`s not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

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