Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser

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Death 26 Jul 1969 (aged 59)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: At the request of the deceased, ashes were scattered at sea (NY Times obit., 7/29/69)
Memorial ID 20930499 · View Source
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Broadway composer. Mostly self-taught, Frank Loesser grew to become one of the most successful composer-lyricists in the history of Broadway and film. His credits include "Guys and Dolls," "Where's Charley?," "How to Succeed In Business," and "The Most Happy Fella," among others. The songs "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "Two Sleepy People," "Standing On the Corner," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" and "Heart and Soul" are just a few of the products of Loesser's fertile muse. He seldom slept for more than four hours in a stretch, and preferred to work in the pre-dawn hours; "no telephones, no interruptions, and the world is yours," he once said. Known for his fondness for cigarettes and Scotch, Loesser died of lung cancer at the age of 59.


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  • Created by: jazztbn
  • Added: 13 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20930499
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Loesser (29 Jun 1910–26 Jul 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20930499, ; Maintained by jazztbn (contributor 46775238) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a At the request of the deceased, ashes were scattered at sea (NY Times obit., 7/29/69).