Topic: Frank LOESSER
Frank Henry Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was an American composer and lyricist.
When it comes to Broadway composers, they call Frank Loesser peerless - and he wrote the shows to prove them right. Frank Loesser wrote the lyrics to over 700 songs, wrote and composed the Pulitzer Prize winning musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'.
"He was very, very funny, not a down kind of person at all. I remember when the reviews came in for Greenwillow. It was his first flop, which was remarkable considering the length of his career until then. I walked into the room and he was surrounded by the papers. 'They're all bad,' he said, and shrugged. He just went on. Nothing floored him. I loved to travel with him. He was interested in everything, and he made it interesting for you. And I loved to go to the theater with him, though we disagreed often. 'That won't make it past next week,' I said of one show. 'Are you crazy?' he said. 'It will run for years.' I can't remember now, but it was something like The Sound of Music.