Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983

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Lyricist of "Hey, look me over" and songs.

From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], Nov. 18, 1982, 1982 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923752

Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born 21 August 1926 in New York. She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows Peter Pan, Wildcat, How Now Dow Jones and Little Me as well as for a tribute to labor commissioned by the United States Department of Labor entitled Something to Do . She also wrote for television and numerous popular songs including Young at Heart, Witchcraft and Firefly . Among her principal collaborators were Cy Coleman, Mark 'Moose' Charlap, John Richards, Philip Springer, Elmer Bernstein, Morton Gould and Lee Pockriss. Ms. Leigh died in 1983 in New York and was inducted posthumously into the Song Writers' Hall of Fame in 1985.

From the guide to the Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born 21 August 1926 in New York. She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows PETER PAN, WILDCAT, HOW NOW DOW JONES, and LITTLE ME and for a tribute to labor commissioned by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, SOMETHING TO DO. She also wrote for television and numerous popular songs including "Young at Heart" and "Firefly". Ms. Leigh died in New York in 1983 and was inducted posthumously into the Song Writers' Hall of Fame in 1985. Among her principal collaborators were Cy Coleman, Mark 'Moose' Charlap, John Richards, Philip Springer, Elmer Bernstein, Morton Gould, and Lee Pockriss.

From the guide to the Carolyn Leigh papers, 1944-1985, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born August 21, 1926 in New York.

She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows Peter Pan, Wildcat, How Now Dow Jones, and Little Me, as well as for a tribute to labor commissioned by the United States Department of Labor entitled Something to Do. She also wrote for television and numerous popular songs including Young at Heart, Witchcraft, and Firefly. Among her principal collaborators were Cy Coleman, Morton Gould, and Lee Pockriss. Ms. Leigh died in 1983 in New York and was inducted posthumousy into the Song Writers' Hall of Fame in 1985.

From the description of Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517067

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creatorOf Coleman, Cy. Little me / music by Cy Coleman ; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh ; book by Neil Simon ; [based on the novel by Patrick Dennis], 1998. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). Peter Pan : the musical / based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Mark Charlap, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, additional music by Jule Styne, 2002 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-. Autograph card signed : [n.p.], Nov. 18, 1982, 1982 Nov. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Coleman, Cy. Little me: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Coleman, Cy. Ron Dante, Wayne Rogers, Steven Leber, David Krebs, McLaughlin, Piven, Inc., Warner Theatre Productions, Inc., and Emanuel Azenberg present James Coco, Victor Garber [and] Mary Gordon Murray in the new production of Little me : a musical comedy / book by Neil Simon ; music by Cy Coleman ; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh ; based on the novel by Patrick Dennis ; vocal and dance arrangements by Cy Coleman ; orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983. Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Carolyn Leigh papers, 1944-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Charlap, Moose, 1928-1974. Peter Pan / [music by Moose Charlap ; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh ; additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green ; book by J. M. Barrie], 1999. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). Peter Pan / musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Mark Charlap additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, additional music by Jule Styne ; directed and choreographed by Max Reimer ; music directed by Charles T. Cozen, 2002 - Reviews and Articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). Peter Pan / musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Mark Charlap additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, additional music by Jule Styne ; directed and choreographed by Max Reimer ; music directed by Charles T. Cozen, 2002 - performance files. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Charlap, Moose, 1928-1974. person
associatedWith Coleman, Cy person
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associatedWith Dickson, Ruth person
associatedWith Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. person
associatedWith Lester, Edwin person
associatedWith Liebman, Max person
associatedWith Pockriss, Lee. person
associatedWith Springer, Philip person
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associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
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Birth 1926-08-21

Death 1983-11-19

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