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 514,067 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Jerry Herman is the 1,144th most popular composer, the 8,802nd most popular biography from United States and the 100th most popular American Composer.

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  • 20

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Among composers, Jerry Herman ranks 1,144 out of 1,228Before him are Roy Harris, Raymond Scott, Lou Harrison, George Whitefield Chadwick, Samuel Arnold, and Sigmund Romberg. After him are Lennox Berkeley, Eubie Blake, Harald Kloser, Peter Warlock, Walter Susskind, and Näcip Cihanov.

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Among people born in 1931, Jerry Herman ranks 393Before him are Algis Budrys, Gordon Pirie, Charles Colson, Jimmy Stewart, George Baker, and Enrique Hormazábal. After him are Mark Midler, Ricardo Vidal, Teresa Brewer, Rip Taylor, Hanoi Hannah, and Ronald Drever. Among people deceased in 2019, Jerry Herman ranks 397Before him are Pernell Whitaker, D. A. Pennebaker, Stanton T. Friedman, Shelley Lubben, Gerhard Auer, and Julie Gibson. After him are Napoleon Chagnon, Gennadi Manakov, Aleksey Buldakov, Alvin Sargent, Eddie Money, and Sara Danius.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Herman ranks 8,802 out of 15,968Before him are William Clothier (1881), John Carroll (1735), William Bartram (1739), John Oliver Creighton (1943), Charlie Rose (1942), and Muhal Richard Abrams (1930). After him are Maggie Siff (1974), Jimmy Van Heusen (1913), Leah Remini (1970), Lester Bird (1938), Sid Grauman (1879), and William Wallace Denslow (1856).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jerry Herman ranks 100Before him are Mark Mancina (1957), Brian Tyler (1972), Roy Harris (1898), Raymond Scott (1908), Lou Harrison (1917), and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854). After him are Eubie Blake (2), Horatio Parker (1863), Carl Ruggles (1876), David Del Tredici (1937), William Bolcom (1938), and Vincent Youmans (1898).