His song is ended, but the melodies linger on. Among Bock's famous songs are "If I Were a Rich Man," "Artificial Flowers," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Mr. Wonderful," "In My Own Lifetime," "Vanilla Ice Cream," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and more. Read Playbill.com's Jerry Bock obituary.
Bock's Broadway scores with lyricist Sheldon Harnick include The Body Beautiful, Tenderloin, Fiorello!, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds.
Bock received the 1965 Tony Award for writing the music to Fiddler on the Roof, which also won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical. He won his first Tony Award for his Best Musical Fiorello! in 1960. Fiorello! also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year.
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