Harold Rome, composer, lyricist

Harold “Hecky” Jacob Rome (May 27, 1908 – October 26, 1993) was an American composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater. He was born in Connecticut and played piano in local dance bands and was already writing music while studying architecture and law at Yale University. He graduated in 1929 with a Bachelor of Arts, and continued into Yale Law School. He moved to NYC as an architect, but continued to write music. Much of the music hewas writing at this time was socially conscious and of little interest to the mainstream audiences. In 1937, he made his Broadway debut as co-writer, composer, and lyricist of the topical revue Pins and… Read More

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