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Richard Adler (I) (1921–2012)

Richard Adler was born on August 3, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Goodfellas (1990), Snatch (2000) and The Family (2013). He was married to Susan A. Ivory, Ritchey Banker, Sally Ann Howes, Marion Hart Rogier and Mary St. George. He died on June 21, 2012 in Southampton, New York. See full bio »

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Goodfellas Soundtrack
Snatch Soundtrack
The Family Soundtrack
Priceless Soundtrack


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  Fosse/Verdon (TV Mini Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2019) (music - 1 episode, 2019)
- Who's Got the Pain? (2019) ... (lyrics: Damn Yankees) / (music: Damn Yankees)
 1967 Damn Yankees! (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (music and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Olympus 7-0000 (1966) ... (music and lyrics by)
 1958 Damn Yankees (music and lyrics by)
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He was composer and lyricist for the musical, "Damn, Yankees," in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Vincent Price (Mr. Applegate); Russ Thacker (Joe Hardy); Pia Zadora (Lola); Frank Echols (Van Buren); Paige ... See more »

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[on the song, "Steam Heat"] I went to the bathroom one day and when I got in there, I decided, 'I'm not leaving this room until I've written a song about something in the room. There were certain things you can't write about in a bathroom. Then all of a sudden, the radiator started clanging and hissing. See more »


He met Jerry Ross outside the Brill Building on Broadway and 49th Street in New York City in 1950. See more »

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