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Frank Loesser

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jo Sullivan Loesser, Frank Loesser’s widow, discusses the legendary composer and lyricist on the 100 anniversary of his birth. Loesser wrote over 700 songs and five Broadway musicals, contributed to music and lyrics to dozens of Hollywood films, and was awarded an Oscar, a Grammy, two Tony awards, and a Pulitzer Prize along the way.

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Jo Sullivan Loesser
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Comments [2]

Keith Farnsworth from Sheffield, England

More I Cannot Wish You is a terrific song, with a beautiful lyric, one of Frank Loesser's best. It deserves to be played much more often on national radio.

Jul. 09 2010 11:36 AM
Joe Adams from Bergen County, New Jersey

"Guys and Dolls" is an example of Hollywood's ruining a great Broadway production. Marlon Brando was a stiff playing Sjy Masterson while Robert Alda was perfect. Frank Sinatra sang too well as Nathan Detroit where as Sam Levene had it just right. Even the songs- they pulled out the wonderful "I'll Know" and substituted "A Woman in Love", one of Loesser's lesser efforts. (no pun intended).

Jun. 25 2010 04:42 PM

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