LERNER, ALAN JAY (1918–1986), U.S. lyric writer and librettist who collaborated in several successful musicals. Lerner was born in New York and wrote for advertising agencies and radio before teaming up with the composer, Frederick Loewe. Their first hit was the musical Brigadoon (1947), which was followed by Paint Your Wagon in 1951. Lerner also worked independently and won an Oscar in 1951 with his screenplay for An American in Paris. His greatest success came in 1956 when, with Loewe, he created My Fair Lady (based on Shaw's Pygmalion). The   Lerner and Loewe film musical Gigi (1958) won Oscars, and in 1960 their Camelot had a two-year run on Broadway. With the composer Burton Lane, Lerner wrote On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965) and with André Previn, Coco (1969), the story of the "queen" of Paris fashions, Coco Chanel. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: D. Even, Complete Book of the American Musical Theater (1958), 194–200; I. Martin, Pete Martin Calls On… (1962), 449–59; Current Biography Yearbook (1958), 241–4. (G. Eric Hauck)

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  • Lerner,Alan Jay — Ler·ner (lûrʹnər), Alan Jay. 1918 1986. American playwright and lyricist. He wrote a number of musicals with the composer Frederick Loewe, including Brigadoon (1947) and My Fair Lady (1956). * * * …   Universalium

  • Lerner, Alan Jay — born Aug. 31, 1918, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 14, 1986, New York City U.S. librettist and lyricist. Born to a prosperous retailing family, he studied at Juilliard and Harvard. He wrote more than 500 radio scripts between 1940 and 1942, the… …   Universalium

  • Lerner, Alan Jay — (31 ago. 1918, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–14 jun. 1986, Nueva York). Libretista y poeta lírico estadounidense. Nacido en una próspera familia de comerciantes, estudió en la Juilliard School y en Harvard. Escribió más de 500 libretos de radio entre… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alan Jay Lerner — Infobox Actor name = Alan Jay Lerner birthdate = birth date|1918|8|31 birthplace = New York City, New York deathdate = death date and age|1986|6|14|1918|8|31 deathplace = New York City, New York spouse = Ruth Boyd (1940 1947) Marion Bell (1947… …   Wikipedia

  • Alan Jay Lerner — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lerner. Alan Jay Lerner Données clés Naissance 31 août 1918 New York …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alan Jay Lerner — (* 31. August 1918 in New York City; † 14. Juni 1986 ebenda) war ein US amerikanischer Autor und Liedtexter des Great American Songbook. Er arbeitete mit Frederick Loewe zusammen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Musicals …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alan Jay Lerner — (Nueva York, 31 de agosto de 1918 ibídem, 14 de junio de 1986) fue un libretista, letrista y guionista estadounidense. En su carrera ganó tres premios de la Academia, tres premios Tony y dos Globos de Oro. Entre sus obras se encuentra el musical… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alan Jay Lerner — ➡ Lerner and Loewe * * * …   Universalium

  • Alan Jay Lerner — noun United States lyricist who collaborated on musicals with Frederick Loewe (1918 1986) • Syn: ↑Lerner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lyricist, ↑lyrist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alan Jay Lerner — n. (1918 1986) U.S. lyricist playwright and librettist …   English contemporary dictionary

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