Carolyn Leigh

Carolyn Leigh

Carolyn Leigh (born August 21, 1926 New York City, USA died November 19, 1983 New York City) was an American lyricist for Broadway, movies, and popular songs.

Leigh graduated from Queens College and New York University (both New York) and worked as a copy writer for radio stations and advertising agencies. [ [ Songwriters Hall of Fame biography] ] [ [ nfo biography] ] Her lyrics for Broadway shows include "Peter Pan" (music by Moose Charlap, additional music and lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green), "Wildcat" (music by Cy Coleman), "Little Me" (music by Coleman, book by Neil Simon), and "How Now, Dow Jones" (music by Elmer Bernstein). The last musical was derived from an original idea of Leigh's, though Max Shulman wrote the script.

She provided lyrics for the scores for the films "The Cardinal" (1963) and "Father Goose" (1964).

In the 1950s and 1960s, Leigh and Coleman also collaborated on writing "smart" pop songs such as "Witchcraft" and "The Best is Yet to Come."

She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.

Tony Award nominations

*"Little Me" (1963) - Best Composer and Lyricist
*"How Now, Dow Jones" (1968) - Best Composer and Lyricist


External links

* [ Bio] on Songwriters Hall of Fame site
* [ Internet Broadway Database listing]
* [ Internet Movie Database listing]

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