Jerry Bock

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Birthday
23, 1928
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Nov 3, 2010 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1928
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Nov 3, 2010 (81)

About

Composed songs for numerous musicals including Fiorello! from 1959 and Fiddler on the Roof from 1964.

Before Fame

He studied piano as a young boy. He wrote his first musical, Big As Life, while a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Trivia

He was honored with three Tony Awards, one for Fiorello! and two for Fiddler on the Roof. His Fiorello! also won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Family Life

He had two children with wife Patricia.

Associated With

His Broadway play Fiorello! revolved around former New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia.