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Richard Adler

Richard AdlerBorn: 3-Aug-1921
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 21-Jun-2012
Location of death: Southampton, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Damn Yankees

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1943-46)

Collaborator with Jerry Ross, most notably on the music and lyrics for Broadways hits Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game.

Father: Clarence Adler
Mother: Elsa Adrienne Richard
Wife: Marion Hart (m. 4-Sep-1951, div., two sons, one daughter)
Son: Andrew
Son: Christopher Adler (lyricist, b. 17-Jan-1954, d. 30-Nov-1984)
Daughter: Katherine
Wife: Sally Ann Howes (m. 3-Jan-1958, div. 1966)
Wife: Ritchey Farrell Banker (m. 27-Dec-1968, div. 1976)
Wife: Susan A. Ivory (m. 26-May-1991, until his death)

    High School: Columbia Grammar and Prep School, New York City, NY (1939)
    University: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1943)

    Celanese (1946-50)
    Tony 1955 for The Pajama Game (best musical)
    Tony 1956 for Damn Yankees (best musical)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984

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