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Fred Ebb

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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 2004
Born: April 8, 1932 Cause of Death: Heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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1951:
First theatrical writing job, co-wrote the lyrics for the musical revue, "Baker's Dozen"
1956:
Collaborated with Phil Springer on the song, "I Never Loved Him Anyhow"
1960:
Collaborated with Jerry Herman on songs for the Broadway revue, "A to Z"
1962:
Met and began collaborating with John Kander
1963:
Wrote book and lyircs for the stage musical, "Morning Sun"
1965:
First stage musical with Kander, "Flora, the Red Menace"; also first collaboration with Liza Minnelli
1966:
Won first Tony for the musical, "Cabaret"; again collaborated with composer John Kander
1967:
Revised book for revival of the Rodgers and Hart musical, "By Jupiter"
1968:
Wrote lyrics for "The Happy Time," starring Robert Goulet
1969:
Created lyrics for "Zorba," adapted from the film "Zorba the Greek"
1970:
Provided special material for Minnelli's NBC TV special, "Liza"
1972:
Collaborated with Kander to write new songs for Bob Fosse's feature adaptation of "Cabaret," starring Liza Minnelli
1972:
Made debut as a producer with the Bob Fosse TV special, "Liza with a Z" (NBC)
1973:
Wrote one-act of the TV special, "Three For the Girls" (CBS)
1973:
Was one of the writers on the TV special, "Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra" (NBC)
1975:
Wrote the book (with Kander) for the hit Broadway musical "Chicago," directed by Fosse
1975:
Earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for "How Lucky Can You Get?" from "Funny Lady"; shared nomination with Kander
1976:
With composer Cy Coleman, produced Shirley MacLaine's TV special, "Gypsy in My Soul"
1977:
Co-wrote with Kander, the song "New York, New York" for Martin Scorsese's film musical starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro
1978:
Wrote lyrics for "The Act," starring Minnelli and directed by Scorsese
1979:
Directed and served as a producer for "Liza in Concert at Carnegie Hall"
1981:
Won second Tony for creating the score for the stage adaptation of "Woman of the Year"
1984:
With Kander, wrote the theme music for the CBS sitcom, "Mama Malone"
1984:
Wrote lyrics for the musical, "The Rink," starring Minnelli and Chita Rivera
1988:
Was one of the executive producers and wrote one sketch for "Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play" (ABC)
1990:
Contributed special material to Rivera's nightclub act
1991:
Contributed special material to "Liza Minnelli: Stepping Out at Radio City"; later aired on PBS under the title "Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall"
1991:
A collection his songs with Kander was showcased in the off-Broadway musical revue, "And the World Goes 'Round"
1992:
Wrote songs for the revised version of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," starring Rivera; earned third Tony Award for Best Score (shared with Kander)
1996:
Wrote songs for the revised version of "Chicago" on Broadway
1997:
With Kander, wrote the music for Broadway's "Steel Pier"
1999:
Directed and wrote Liza Minnelli's comeback stage vehicle, "Minnelli on Minnelli"
2002:
Received a Grammy nomination for his work on the feature adaptation of "Chicago"
2006:
With Kander wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical, "Curtains"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score
2011:
Final collaboration with Kander before his death, composed the music for "The Scottsboro Boys"; earned a Tony nomination

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