Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser

Composer, Lyricist


Biography


Frank Henry Loesser was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits *Guys and Dolls * and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside".


Shows by Frank Loesser

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In the magical town of Greenwillow, a spell has been placed in which the eldest of the Briggs men always must obey the œcall to wander. Gideon, the eldest of this generation of Briggs men, loves his girlfriend, Dorrie, and... read more

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is... read more

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, is a story about the triumph of the common man amid the buffoonery of big business. When a restless, creative, and ambitious... read more

A lonely San Francisco waitress, Rosabella, has a mysterious secret admirer. After months of exchanging letters, she finally asks him to send her his picture. Fearing that she will not love him due to his old age and poor ap... read more

Taking place in 1892, Oxford University students Charley and Jack are excited about their upcoming date with young and attractive Kitty and Amy. Unfortunately, Charley’s aunt Lucia, who is needed as a chaperone, fails to arri... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
6/29/1910
Died
7/28/1969
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Satire

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