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Lee Adams
American lyricist

Lee Adams

Lee Adams
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Intro American lyricist
Is Musician Composer Songwriter Lyricist
From United States of America
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 14 August 1924, Mansfield, USA
Age 99 years
Star sign Leo
Ohio State University
Columbia University
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Notable Works
Bye Bye Birdie  
The details (from wikipedia)


Lee Richard Adams (born August 14, 1924) is an American lyricist best known for his musical theatre collaboration with Charles Strouse.


Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Adams is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Leopold Adams and is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Master's from Columbia University. While attending Ohio State University he was a brother of the Nu chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He worked as a journalist for newspaper and magazines. He met Charles Strouse in 1949 and they initially wrote for summer-time revues.

Adams won Tony Awards in 1961 for Bye Bye Birdie, the first Broadway musical he wrote with Strouse, and in 1970 for Applause and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1965 for Golden Boy. In addition, he wrote the lyrics for All American, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, Bring Back Birdie, and A Broadway Musical, and the book and lyrics for Ain't Broadway Grand. Additionally, Strouse and Adams co-wrote "Those Were the Days", the opening theme to the TV situation comedy All in the Family. Adams was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.

Adams and his wife, Dr. Kelly Wood Adams, have lived in Briarcliff Manor, New York since 2007. He has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Non-musical writing

In addition to his work with lyrics, Adams "had a lifelong fascination with words," which led to his being an editor for the Sunday newspaper magazine supplement This Week and a member of the staff of Pageant magazine.


  • A Pound in Your Pocket (musical) (1958)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
  • All American (1962)
  • Golden Boy (1964)
  • It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (1966)
  • Applause (1970)
  • I and Albert (1972)
  • Bring Back Birdie (1980)
  • A Broadway Musical (1982), contributed the song Dancing
  • Aint Broadway Grand! (1993)
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