Jerry Ross

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Birthday
9, 1926
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Nov 11, 1955 (29)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
9, 1926
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Nov 11, 1955 (29)

About

Lyricist and composer who collaborated on the musicals The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees with Richard Adler.

Before Fame

He attended New York University under the tutelage of Rudolph Schramm. He and Adler met in 1950 and both became protégés of the legendary Frank Loesser.

Trivia

He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.

Family Life

His birth name was Jerold Rosenberg, and he was born to Russian immigrants Lena and Jacob Rosenberg. He sang and acted in Yiddish theater growing up where he was known as the Boy Star.

Associated With

He co-wrote the song Rags to Riches, which was a 1953 hit for Tony Bennett.