Sheldon Harnick

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Birthday
30, 1924
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
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Birthday
30, 1924 (age 95)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Lyricist and composer best known for his work on Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, two hit musicals.

Before Fame

He graduated from Northwestern University's School of Music in 1949. He wrote The Merry Minuet, which was a hit for the Kingston Trio.

Trivia

He won three Tony Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married Elaine May in 1962, but the couple divorced a year later. He then married Margery Gray in 1965. He has a daughter named Beth.

Associated With

He and composer Jerry Bock collaborated on Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello!, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.