Harold Rome, who wrote music and lyrics for such Broadway shows as “Fanny” and “I Can Get It for You Wholesale,” died Tuesday of a stroke.

He was 85.

Rome’s theater career began in 1937 with “Pins and Needles,” which produced the hit “Sing Me a Song With Social Significance.”

Other shows include “Call Me Mister” in 1946, in which Betty Garrett introduced “South America, Take It Away”; “I Can Get It for You Wholesale,” the vehicle for Barbra Streisand’s Broadway debut in 1962; “Wish You Were Here” and “Destry Rides Again.”

His last show, “Scarlett,” was an adaptation of “Gone With the Wind” that ran in Tokyo, London and L.A. in the 1970s.

Filed Under:

Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!
Post A Comment 0