The 91-year-old Stephen Joshua Sondheim is dead. He was one of the greatest composers and lyricists in the world. He was celebrated for his numerous music theatre works and awards.
He was born in New York by his Jewish parents, Herbert Sondheim and Etta Janet, that were unable to give him good parental training. Sondheim later graduated successfully from Williams College, after which he spent his life in musical theatre.
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