Hannah Loesser, Daughter of Frank Loesser, Is Dead at 44

Obituaries   Hannah Loesser, Daughter of Frank Loesser, Is Dead at 44
Hannah Loesser, daughter of the late Broadway composer Frank Loesser and his wife, singer Jo Sullivan Loesser, died Jan. 25 in New York City. She was 44.

Rather than follow her parents into the theatre, Ms. Loesser pursued a career in art. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, and studied painting, drawing, the techniques and practice of Chinese painting and graphic arts at the Art Student League, the Chinese Institute, the North Light Art School and the National Academy of Art & Design. Her work consisted of oils, pastels and mixed media, ranging from somber landscapes to portraits of favorite rock stars and film greats to a series of posters celebrating famous plays and films. She had exhibitions at the 70th Art Gallery in New York City, the Williams Gallery in Princeton, the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, and at galleries on Sanibel Island and in Hollywood, Florida.

Ms. Loesser also used her talent and training in assisting with art therapy for developmentally disabled children at Kennedy Study Center and the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

She is survived by her mother, her grandmother Eileen Sullivan, her sister Emily Loesser Stephenson, her half-sister Susan Loesser Gallagher, her half-brother John Loesser, her brothers-in-law, Denis Gallagher and Don Stephenson, her aunt Jerri Hammond and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father in 1969. Services will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 27th, at 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Animal League America (nsalamerica.org.)

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