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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

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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 ...
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Wrote radio scripts while in college
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Lost left eye in recreational boxing accident
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First job as advertising copy writer for Lord & Thomas agency; quit in 1942 to write radio scripts for "Philco Hall of Fame"
1942:
Wrote lyrics for first musical collaboration with Frederick Loewe, "The Life of the Party", presented in Detroit
1943:
First Broadway musical with Loewe, "What's Up?"; Was a flop
1947:
First Broadway hit musical, "Brigadoon"
1951:
Wrote first screenplay, "An American in Paris"
1965:
Produced first Broadway musical, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (also lyricist and librettist)
1983:
Directed first Broadway musical, "Dance a Little Closer"
1986:
Sued by IRS for $1.4 million in taxes and late penalties

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