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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 24, 2010|
|Born:||May 30, 1912||Cause of Death:||complications from a fall|
|Birth Place:||New York, New York, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
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Began career writing for radio
Moved to TV as a writer on such programs as "Your Show of Shows", "Caesar's Hour" and "The Henry Morgan Show"
Debut as book writer, "Plain and Fancy", co-authored with Will Glickman
Wrote the libretto for the stage musical "Juno"
Enjoyed biggest commercial and critical hit with book for the stage musical "Fiddler on the Roof"
Penned stage adaptation of "Zorba"
Experienced flop with "So Long, 174th Street", a musical version of his own play "Enter Laughing"
Had another less than successful experience with "The Baker's Wife"
Wrote the stage musical adaptation of the popular cult movie "King of Hearts"; show was hit in Boston but failed on Broadway
Provided the book for the musical "Rags", about immigrants in turn-of-the-century Manhattan
Premiere of "Over and Over", a musical adaptation of "The Skin of Our Teeth"
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