Friedrich (Fritz) Löwe
June 10, 1901
February 1, 1988
Place of Death:
Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Frederick Loewe was was an Austrian-American composer who collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on a series of Broadway musicals, including classic musicals like Gigi, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon and Brigadoon. A one of the most successful collaborations in American musical history Lerner and Loewe produced such songs as Almost Like Being in Love, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face and If Ever I Would Leave You. Loewe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and seven years later, in 1979, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Frederick Loewe decided to retire to Palm Springs, California, where he bought a home in 1960. For many years he did not write anything until he was approached by Lerner to augment the Gigi film score with additional tunes for a 1973 stage adaptation, which won him his second Tony, this time for Best Original Score. That home is located at 815 W Panorama Road, Palm Springs, California.
Final Resting Place:
Desert Memorial Park
31-705 Da Vall Drive
Cathedral City, California, 92262
Grave Location:Section B-8, Plot 89
Grave Location Description
From the entrance on Ramon Road, drive straight ahead for 100 feet and park near the tree with the “B-8” sign. Looking to the section on your right go to the 1st row to the left of the tree and Frederick is the 17th marker.
Grave Location GPS33.8166537299, -116.4419325
Read More About Frederick Loewe:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Frederick Loewe Official Website
- Frederick Loewe - The Official Masterworks Broadway Site
- About Frederick Loewe
- Frederick Loewe Biography
- 50 Years Later, 'My Fair Lady' Is Full of Surprises
- Broadway Musical Time Machine: Looking Back at Camelot
- Lerner and Loewe's Brilliant Musical Score Saves This `Camelot'
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