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Jerry Herman

1931 - 2019

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Gerald Sheldon Herman (July 10, 1931 – December 26, 2019) was an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway theatre. One of the most commercially successful Broadway songwriters of his time, Herman was the composer and lyricist for a number of hit musicals, starting in the 1960s, that were characterized by an upbeat and optimistic outlook and what Herman called "the simple, hummable showtune". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Herman has received more than 622,565 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Jerry Herman is the 1,278th most popular composer (down from 1,135th in 2019), the 10,652nd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,786th in 2019) and the 118th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Jerry Herman ranks 1,278 out of 1,216Before him are John Stainer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Ludger Stühlmeyer, Angus MacLise, Dave Stewart, and Stephen Schwartz. After him are Harald Kloser, Yuzo Koshiro, Alexander Goehr, Vladimir Jurowski, Hans Abrahamsen, and Magnus Lindberg.

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Among people born in 1931, Jerry Herman ranks 484Before him are Maxine Singer, Anne Heywood, Bruce Halford, Tadeusz Rut, Gianuario Carta, and Bruce C. Murray. After him are Bob Kenney, Clifford Jordan, Barbara Barrie, Cliff Hagan, Otis Blackwell, and Arthur Fry. Among people deceased in 2019, Jerry Herman ranks 467Before him are Ken Matthews, Ted Lindsay, Marie Senghor Basse, Wallace Smith Broecker, Yasuhiro Takemoto, and Zaza Urushadze. After him are Olavi Mannonen, Žarko Varajić, Andrea Pollack, Lothar Kobluhn, Alexander Volkov, and Arun Jaitley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Herman ranks 10,652 out of 18,182Before him are Augusta Savage (1892), David M. Walker (1944), Karyn Parsons (1966), Jay Mohr (1970), Donna D'Errico (1968), and James Shaffer (1970). After him are William Beaudine (1892), Boots Randolph (1927), Robert Lighthizer (1947), Payne Stewart (1957), Peter Horton (1953), and Capri Anderson (1988).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jerry Herman ranks 118Before him are Joel Goldsmith (1957), George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), William Bolcom (1938), Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884), Angus MacLise (1938), and Stephen Schwartz (1948). After him are David Del Tredici (1937), Robert Russell Bennett (1894), Charles Wuorinen (1938), Robert Ashley (1930), Bruce Broughton (1945), and Norman Dello Joio (1913).