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Mary Rodgers dies at 83; composer was part of musical dynasty
Mary Rodgers dies at 83; composer was part of musical dynasty

Mary Rodgers, composer of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" that helped make Carol Burnett a star and author of the "Freaky Friday" story, has died. She was 83. Rodgers died Thursday at her home in New York after a long illness, her son Alec Guettel said in an Associated Press report. Aside from her own accomplishments in theater and writing, Rodgers was known for being the midpoint in a musical dynasty. Her father was Richard Rodgers, one of the most celebrated Broadway composers of all time with numerous hit musicals, including "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music" and "The King and I." Her son is the Tony-award winning composer-lyricist Adam Guettel, who wrote the score for the...

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