PALM SPRINGS — Frederick Loewe, the composer who with Alan Jay Lerner created such stage classics as "My Fair Lady," "Camelot" and "Brigadoon," was eulogized Wednesday as a shy man who had "warmth and love" for his music.
About 100 people attended a public memorial in the garden of the home where Loewe had lived for 25 years. He died at 86 Sunday after suffering a heart attack.
"I had never heard someone who had that much warmth and love for his music," actress Mary Martin told the crowd, recalling her first meeting with Loewe in the early 1940s.
"He was very shy and he knew exactly what he was doing because it came from his heart, his music," said Martin.