Alan Jay Lerner

DIED. Alan Jay Lerner, 67, composer, playwright and lyricist of Broadway hit musicals, including Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon and Gigi, and author of the screenplay for An American in Paris; of lung cancer; in New York City. Lerner worked with Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein, but his greatest successes were produced during a tempestuous, 20-year collaboration with Frederick Loewe (Lerner wrote the book and lyrics, Loewe the music). The partnership broke up in the early 1960s, but last year, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the two were jointly honored for their contributions to American culture.


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