(Margalit Fox’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/23.)

Richard Adler, a composer and lyricist whose towering early successes on Broadway in the 1950s — the smash hits “The Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees” — were followed abruptly by the death of his creative collaborator, died on Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90.


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