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.
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