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Frederick Loewe

  Alan Jay Lerner(playwright, born August 31, 1918, New York, New York; died June 14, 1986)   Frederick Loewecomposer, born June 10, 1904, Vienna, Austria; died February 14, 1988) Frederick Loewe, an unheralded Vienna-born composer, and Alan Jay Lerner, the lyricist-playwright son of the proprietors of an American chain of women's clothing shops, with sketches and lyrics for two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows among his major credits, met by chance at New York's Lambs Club in 1942. Had they not, Brigadoon would never have emerged from the mists of the Scottish Highlands to make the world feel "Almost Like Being in Love" . no one would have been there to "Paint Your Wagon" .