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About Tom Lehrer
Thomas Andrew Lehrer rose to fame through his satirical songs of the 1950s and 1960s.
The American musician and singer-songwriter began writing his songs during his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at Harvard College in the mid-1940s. The songs, which were usually parodies of musical forms which were already popular, dealt with political and social issues.
Popular songs of his include “The Elements” and “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”.
In the 1970s, he went back to academia as a lecturer of mathematics and musical theatre.
He grew up in a Manhattan-based secular Jewish family. Before enrolling in Harvard at 15 years old, he had studied at the Horace Mann School and Loomis School.
“Letters from Lehrer” is a play, which was written about his musical career by Canadian playwright Richard Greenblatt.
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Famous quotes by Tom Lehrer
It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.Tom Lehrer
Laughter is involuntary. If it's funny you laugh.Tom Lehrer
My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that's just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.Tom Lehrer
Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.Tom Lehrer
When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer's Popularity
Tom Lehrer is a famous American composer, satirist, and mathematician, who was born on April 9, 1928. As a person born on this date, Tom Lehrer is listed in our database as the 87th most popular celebrity for the day (April 9) and the 152nd most popular for the year (1928).
People born on April 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Tom Lehrer is the 2614th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Tom Lehrer's birthday, Tom Lehrer is the 16587th most famous American and ranks 798th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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