Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

Highest Rated: 100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

Lowest Rated: 27% Paint Your Wagon (1969)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1918

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Scion of the Lerner Shops fortune whose elegant lyrics reflected the sophisticated world of style and wit in which he lived. A chance meeting in 1942 with German-born composer Frederick Loewe who was fourteen years his senior resulted in one of the most productive and prosperous collaborations in the American musical theater. Wedded to Loewe's operetta-inspired melodious tunes, Lerner's lyrics and his archly romantic and literary librettos--which skillfully integrated music, character and story into a seamless whole--elevated the post-war musical to new heights of sophistication and intelligence. Together Lerner and Loewe created a string of Broadway hits all of which Lerner adapted to film: "Brigadoon" (1954), "My Fair Lady" (1964) "Camelot" (1967) and "Paint Your Wagon" (1969).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince Writer - 1974
100% 74% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Writer - 1970
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1969
41% 68% Camelot Writer - 1967
94% 90% My Fair Lady Screenwriter $447.6K 1964
87% 74% Gigi Writer,
Lyrics
- 1958
96% 79% An American in Paris Screenwriter - 1951
92% 69% Royal Wedding Writer,
Writer
- 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1956 1965 1973