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Sheldon Harnick

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Sheldon Harnick
Harnick in 2006
Harnick in 2006
Background information
Birth nameSheldon Mayer Harnick
Born(1924-04-30)April 30, 1924
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 23, 2023(2023-06-23) (aged 99)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresMusical theater
Years active1949–2023

Sheldon Mayer Harnick (April 30, 1924 – June 23, 2023) was an American lyricist and songwriter. He was best known for his works with composer Jerry Bock on musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof.[1][2]

Harnick died at his home in New York City on June 23, 2023, at the age of 99.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Randel, Don Michael (2003). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. p. 357.
  2. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 19 - Blowin' in the Wind: Pop discovers folk music. [Part 2] : UNT Digital Library" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  3. Berkvist, Robert (23 June 2023). "Sheldon Harnick, 'Fiddler on the Roof' Lyricist, Dies at 99". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  4. Lunder, Jeff. "Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who wrote 'Fiddler on the Roof,' dies at 99". npr.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 23 June 2023.

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