Fran Landesman

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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 23, 2011 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 23, 2011 (83)

About

Poet and lyricist who is remembered for her T.S. Eliot-inspired song, "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most." Her long-lasting collaboration with composer Simon Wallace resulted in more than three-hundred songs and several music-based plays.

Before Fame

She attended Temple University and worked in the fashion industry for a time.

Trivia

She began publishing poetry in the 1970s, and she eventually became better known in England and Ireland for her poems than for her song lyrics.

Family Life

She married playwright and publisher Jay Landesman, with whom she collaborated on several musical productions, including Dearest Dracula and The Nervous Set. Her son, Miles Davis Landesman, had a career as a musician.

Associated With

She wrote lyrics for "Nothing Like You," a song that was recorded by Miles Davis.

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