Frank Henry Loesser (; June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway musicals 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".
Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1910 (New York City), Died July 26th, 1969 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1952
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter
Recordings (Results 101-116 of 116 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||80225||12/3/1950||If I were a bell||Cast of Guys and dolls||lyricist, composer|
|Decca||80226||12/3/1950||I've never been in love before||Cast of Guys and dolls||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||80227||12/3/1950||Take back your mink||Cast of Guys and dolls||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||80228||12/3/1950||More I cannot wish you||Cast of Guys and dolls||lyricist, composer|
|Decca||80229||12/3/1950||Luck be a lady||Cast of Guys and dolls||lyricist, composer|
|Decca||80230||12/3/1950||Sue me||Cast of Guys and dolls||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||80231||12/3/1950||Sit down, you're rockin' the boat||Cast of Guys and dolls||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||80232||12/3/1950||Marry the man today ; Reprise: Guys and dolls||Cast of Guys and dolls||lyricist, composer|
|Decca||L 6855||8/11/1952||Thumbelina||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6856||8/11/1952||Wonderful Copenhagen||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6857||8/11/1952||Anywhere I wander||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6858||8/11/1952||The king's new clothes||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6859||8/12/1952||Inchworm||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6860||8/12/1952||The ugly duckling||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6861||8/13/1952||No two people-1||Danny Kaye||composer|
|Decca||L 6862||8/13/1952||I'm Hans Christian Andersen||Danny Kaye||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.
Loesser, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.
"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.
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