Sheldon Harnick

American lyricist and songwriter

Sheldon Harnick (born April 30, 1924) is an American lyricist and songwriter. He is best known for his works with composer Jerry Bock on musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof.[1][2]

Sheldon Harnick
Harnick in 2006
Harnick in 2006
Background information
Born (1924-04-30) April 30, 1924 (age 99)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresMusical theater
Years active1949–present


  1. Randel, Don Michael (2003). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. p. 357.
  2. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 19 - Blowin' in the Wind: Pop discovers folk music. [Part 2] : UNT Digital Library" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Retrieved 2011-04-29.

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