|  Share | Cite

Frederick Loewe

Born: 6/10/1904
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

After studying music in Berlin, Loewe immigrated to the United States in 1924. He played the piano in New York restaurants and soon began composing songs. His first Broadway shows were not successful, but his luck changed when he met lyricist Alan Jay Lerner in 1942. Their collaboration produced the successful musicals Brigadoon (1947), Paint Your Wagon (1951), My Fair Lady (1956; winner of a Tony), and Camelot (1960), as well as the film Gigi (1958). Together with Lerner he received the prestigious Kennedy Center Award in 1985.

Died: 2/14/1988

Heather LocklearLRobert Loggia

More on Frederick Loewe from Infoplease:

  • Loewe: meaning and definitions - Loewe: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Alan Jay Lerner - Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918–86, American lyricist and librettist, b. New York ...
  • 1974 Tony Awards - 1974 Tony Awards Play The River Niger Musical Raisin Actor—Play Michael Moriarty, Find Your ...
  • 1957 Tony Awards - 1957 Tony Awards Play Long Day's Journey Into Night Musical My Fair Lady Actor—Play ...
  • Alan Jay Lerner - Alan Jay Lerner lyricist, playwright, screenwriter Born: 8/31/1918 Birthplace: New York City Lerner ...