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Bock, Jerrold Lewis (Jerry)

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Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Songwriter

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1928 - Born in New Haven, Connecticut on the 23rd of November and raised in Flushing, New York. US songwriter and writer of musicals.

        - He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he wrote the musical Big As Life.

1955 - His Broadway debut when he contributed songs to catch a Star.

1956 - He worked on Ziegfeld Follies, which closed out-of-town.

       - Bock met lyricist Sheldon Harnick, with whom he forged a successful partnership.

1959 - Hired to compose musical biography of former New York City Mayor LaGuardia.

1959-1964 - Co-wrote musicals "Fiorello!" (Pulitzer Prize for drama), "The Fiddler on the Roof".

1997 - Established the Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.

 

 

 

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