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Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986



  • Existence: 1918 - 1986

Alan Jay Lerner was born on August 31, 1918 in New York City. Lerner was educated at Bedales School in England, The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut, (where he wrote "The Choate Marching Song") and Harvard. was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Lerner died on June 14, 1986.

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"Brigadoon" typescript

Identifier: MS-314
Overview "Brigadoon." The collection contains the typescript, with handwritten notations, and galleys, of the musical play by Alan Jay Lerner.