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Herbert Kretzmer

Herbert Kretzmer

Lyricist
Les Misérables

 

Television/Film: wrote weekly songs for BBC-TV's That Was The Week That Was
Other Credits: feature writer at the Daily Sketch; profile writer at the Sunday Dispatch; drama critic at the Daily Express
Awards: Tony Award, 1987, Les Misérables; two national press awards for his writing on television criticism for the Daily Mail; an Ivor Novello Award for the Peter Sellers/Sophia Loren comedy song “Goodness Gracious Me”; honorary doctorate degree from Rhodes University in South Africa
Publications: lyrics include “Yesterday When I Was Young” and the chart-topping “She”; authored West End's Our Man Crichton; wrote lyrics for the Theatre Royal Drury Lane's The Four Musketeers; supplied lyrics for the Anthony Newly film Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
Background: born in South Africa in 1925
 
 

 

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