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Richard Adler dies at 90; co-wrote '50s Broadway hits
Richard Adler dies at 90; co-wrote '50s Broadway hits

Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who ruled Broadway for a few glorious years in the 1950s when he co-wrote the scores to "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," two of the most popular American musicals, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his wife, Susan A. Ivory. No cause was given. With his partner, Jerry Ross, Adler wrote his way into musical history with the two Tony Award-winning shows, which included several hit tunes, including "You Gotta Have Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants" from "Damn Yankees" and "Hey, There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's...

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