Cy Coleman

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Birth Name: Cy Coleman
Born: 06/14/1929
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11/18/2004

Teaming with clever lyricist Carolyn Leigh, Coleman wrote such hit songs as "Witchcraft" and "Firefly" before the pair composed their first two Broadway efforts--the spirited Lucille Ball vehicle "Wildcat" (1960), which produced the showstopper "Hey, Look Me Over", and the brilliantly brash Neil Simon musical satire "Little Me" (1962), with its seductive hits "I've Got Your Number" and "Real Live Girl" and its tour de force performance by TV star Sid Caesar as all seven male characters.

In 1966, Coleman wed his rhymic, upbeat jazzy scores to the words of veteran lyricist Dorothy Fields for the bouncy, insinuating score to "Sweet Charity" (based on Fellini's film, "Nights of Cabiria" and f... Continue Bio >>

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1969-02-11 Sweet Charity
1998 American Masters (08/18/99)
1998 Yours For a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley
1996 Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys
1990 45th Annual Tony Awards
1990 Tony Awards
1987 Great Performances (10/16/87)
1987 Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap
1974 Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now