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