Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser

Frank Henry Loesser ( /ˈlɛsər/) (June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

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    I couldn’t find the spot where Frank had hidden the bag with the clothes. You can’t imagine how cold I was until I found them. You know, I’m beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of weather.
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    A person can develop a cold.
    —Frank Loesser (1910–1969)