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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 14, 1986|
|Born:||August 31, 1918||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Wrote radio scripts while in college
Lost left eye in recreational boxing accident
First job as advertising copy writer for Lord & Thomas agency; quit in 1942 to write radio scripts for "Philco Hall of Fame"
Wrote lyrics for first musical collaboration with Frederick Loewe, "The Life of the Party", presented in Detroit
First Broadway musical with Loewe, "What's Up?"; Was a flop
First Broadway hit musical, "Brigadoon"
Wrote first screenplay, "An American in Paris"
Produced first Broadway musical, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (also lyricist and librettist)
Directed first Broadway musical, "Dance a Little Closer"
Sued by IRS for $1.4 million in taxes and late penalties
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