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Lorenz Hart
Birth: May 2, 1895
Harlem
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1943
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Lyricist. Born Lorenz Milton Hart in Harlem, New York, the eldest son of immigrants Max M. Hart and Frieda Isenberg Hart. He attended private schools and the School of Journalism of Columbia University for two years before being introduced to Richard Rodgers in 1918. The pair began their long collaboration with contributions to Broadway musical ‘Poor Little Ritz Girl' in 1920. By 1925 they had their own show on Broadway, ‘The Garrick Gaieties.' Their subsequent Broadway successes included such classics as ‘A Connecticut Yankee' in 1927, 1935's ‘Jumbo,' 'Babes in Arms' in 1937, 1938's ‘The Boys from Syracuse,' which was based on Shakespeare's ‘Comedy of Errors,' and 1940's ‘Pal Joey.' Hart was uninterested in his partner's next project; ‘Oklahoma' and the pair had a falling out, leaving Rodgers partnered with Oscar Hammerstein II, and Hart struggling with alcoholism. Rodgers and Hart reunited to work together on a 1943 revival of ‘A Connecticut Yankee.' On opening night, Hart was thought to be behaving unusually. He disappeared from the theatre and remained missing for two days. When he was finally found in a hotel room, he was very ill. He was rushed to hospital, where he died three days later of pneumonia at age forty-eight. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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  Max Meyer Hart (1865 - 1928)
  Frieda Isenberg Hart (1867 - 1943)
 
Burial:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Maspeth
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Path 8R, CG Zichron Ephraim
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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