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Frank Henry Loesser (29 June 1910, New York City – 28 July 1969, New York) was an American songwriter.
Loesser wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for Baby, It's Cold Outside.
Works for Winds
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (arr. Moss) (1944/2008)
- Guys and Dolls Overture (arr. Lang) (1950/1951)
- Highlights from "Guys and Dolls" (arr. Custer) (1950/1994)
- Luck Be a Lady Tonight (arr. Sampson) (1950)
- New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students Conservatory Band, The (arr. Yoder) (1948/1950)
- Selections from "Hans Christan Andersen"
- Selections from "The Most Happy Fella"