Bob Merrill

Bob Merrill, the Broadway songwriter who enjoyed hits both as a lyricist (Funny Girl) and as a composer/lyricist (Carnival) died Feb. 17, 1998, at age 78, an apparent suicide. Bob Merrill, the Broadway songwriter who enjoyed hits both as a lyricist (Funny Girl) and as a composer/lyricist (Carnival) died Feb. 17 at age 78, an apparent suicide.

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  • Also known as: Paul Stryker
  • Born: May 17, 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Death: Feb 17, 1998 in Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Awards

New York Drama Critics' Circle
1961 Best Musical Carnival! Winner
Tony Award
1964 Composer and Lyricist Funny Girl Nominee