Radio Times Celebrates Lyricist and Composer Frank Loesser’s 100th Birthday

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    davidfoximagesJune 29th would have been the 100th birthday of Frank Loesser, the multi award-winning Broadway musical, film composer, director and playwright by discussing his life and listening to his music with DAVID FOX, University of Pennsylvania Theater Arts and English lecturer. David returns to Radio Times for our summer series on musical theater and will examine Loesser’s Hollywood and Broadway career, the later including “Guys and Dolls,” “The Most Happy Fella ” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” for which he won both the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize. Loesser was known for songs he wrote lyrics to before his Broadway career, collaborating with the likes of Jule Styne, Hoagy Carmichael, Burton Lane and Arthur Schwartz. Some of those songs include the Oscar-winning “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Let’s Get Lost,” “Two Sleepy People,” “Heart and Soul,” “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year,” and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”

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