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composer , lyricist , Theatre executive

Jack Lawrence, American composer, lyricist, theatre executive. award for best musical of 1985). Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1945.; Member American Society of Composers, American Guild.

Background

Lawrence, Jack was born on April 7, 1912 in New York City. Son of Barnet Mordecai and Fanny Shana (Goldman) Schwartz.

Education

1 adopted child, Richard Debnam. Doctor Podiatry, Long Island University, 1930. Employed with numerous motion picture studios including Walt Disney, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Radio-Keith-Orpheum and Republic, 1938-1955.

Producer, owner Jack Lawrence Theatre and Audrey Wood Theatre, New York City, 1983-1988. Producer: Lena Horne The Lady and Her Music, 1980-1982, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, 1983, KUNI LEML (winner Outer Critics Circle award for best musical of 1985). Author, composer Broadway shows Courtin' Time, 1953, I Had a Ball starring Richard Kiley and Buddy Hackett, 1965.

Writer numerous musical works including Tenderly, All or Nothing At All, Beyond the Sea, If I Didn't Care, Sleepy Lagoon, Ciribiribin, Sunrise Serenade.

Career

Producer, owner Jack Lawrence Theatre and Audrey Wood Theatre, New York City, 1983-1988. Writer numerous musical works including Tenderly, All or Nothing At All, Beyond the Sea, If I Didn't Care, Sleepy Lagoon, Ciribiribin, Sunrise Serenade.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, composer Broadway shows Courtin' Time, 1953, I Had a Ball starring Richard Kiley and Buddy Hackett, 1965. Writer numerous musical works including Tenderly, All or Nothing At All, Beyond the Sea, If I Didn't Care, Sleepy Lagoon, Ciribiribin, Sunrise Serenade. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1945.

      Authors and Composers, Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences, Dramatists Guild. Democrat. Jewish. Avocation: swimming. Office: Jack Lawrence Theatre 359 W 48th St New York New York 10036-1342 Died March 16, 2009.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member American Society of Composers, American Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming.

Connections

father:
Barnet Mordecai Schwartz

mother:
Fanny Shana (Goldman) Schwartz