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Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist Richard Adler, who wrote 'Pajama Game,' dies at 90 in NY

This Sept. 8, 1961 file photo shows Broadway composer Richard Adler, left, and his wife actress-singer Sally Ann Howes in New York. Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing the songs for such hit musicals as “The Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees,” died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his home in Southampton, N.Y., according to his family. He was 90. Some of Adler's biggest songs are “You Gotta Have Heart,” “Hey, There,” “Hernando's Hideaway,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Steam Heat,” “Rags to Riches,” and “Everybody Loves a Lover.” (AP Photo, file)
June 22, 2012 - 11:38 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing the songs for such hit musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," has died. He was 90.

His family says he died Thursday at his home in Southampton, New York.

Some of Adler's biggest songs are "You Gotta Have Heart," ''Hey, There," ''Hernando's Hideaway," ''Whatever Lola Wants," ''Steam Heat," ''Rags to Riches" and "Everybody Loves a Lover."

Adler staged and produced several shows for U.S. presidents, including the unforgettable birthday celebration for President John F. Kennedy featuring Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday."

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