'Damn Yankees' composer Richard Adler dies
Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for cowriting snappy and infectious songs for such hit Broadway musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees" and who staged and produced President John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 90.
Adler died Thursday at his home in Southampton, his widow, Susan A. Ivory, said.