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Frank Loesser (1910–1969)

Frank Loesser was born on June 29, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and composer, known for Where's Charley? (1952), Neptune's Daughter (1949) and Superman Returns (2006). He was previously married to Jo Sullivan and Lynn Garland. He died on July 28, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Where's Charley? Music Department
Neptune's Daughter Soundtrack
Superman Returns Soundtrack
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 2016 Whom Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (Video short) (original music and lyrics by)
 2014 Idina Menzel: Baby It's Cold Outside (Music Video short) (stock music)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie) (lyrics by - segment "Guys and Dolls")
 2007 Love Me, Love My Doll (TV Movie documentary) (music and lyrics by)
 2003 The Music Man (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 2002 Gleason (TV Movie) (composer: song "Bubbles in the Wine")
 2000 Busta Rhymes: Get Out!! (Music Video)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series) (music and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Guys and Dolls: Off the Record (1992) ... (music and lyrics by)
 1989 Guys and Dolls (Video) (lyrics) / (music by)
 1985 Frank Sinatra in Japan: Live at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo (TV Special) (music: "Luck Be a Lady")
 1980 Song by Song (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- By Frank Loesser (1980) ... (lyrics)
 1975 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 1967 Operettemelodieën (TV Movie) (songs)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (music and lyrics by)
 1955 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (composer: theme music - 1955-1970)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (words and music by)
 1952 Where's Charley? (music and lyrics by)
 1950 Let's Dance (songs by)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue (songs)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars (music and lyrics by)
 1943 It Comes Up Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Joan of Ozark (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (songs: lyrics by)
 1942 Frisco Lil (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 West Point Widow (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Golden Gloves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Untamed (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again (lyrics by)
 1939 Destry Rides Again (songs: lyrics by)
 1939 Cafe Society (song by)
 1939 St. Louis Blues (songs by)
 1938 Zaza (songs by)
 1938 The Last Warning (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Letter of Introduction (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove (songs by)
 1938 The Devil's Party (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Midnight Intruder (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Spy Ring (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 A Girl with Ideas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 That's My Story! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Fights Back (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Reported Missing! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Wildcatter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 As Good as Married (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 When Love Is Young (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Breezing Home (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Girl Overboard (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Three Smart Girls (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector (original songs by)
 1936 Ma and the Auto (Short) (lyrics by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(August 27 to 31, 1968) Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert and his musical, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," was performed in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with David Ackroyd (Bratt); Ann ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »


Jo Sullivan  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[advice to young songwriters] Remember, a song is like a freight train moving across a stage. Every boxcar has a word on it. Those people have to hear everything and understand it - fast, because in a minute the car will be gone and they'll never see it again. Make them listen and then lay it in their laps.


His musical, "The Most Happy Fella" in the 25th Anniversary Season presented by Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1991 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production. See more »

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