( b. Oct 21, 1927 Manhattan, New York, USA - d. Jul 23, 2011 London, ENGLAND ) Female
Born Frances Deitsch, Landesman was raised in Manhattan and attended Temple University.
Her song “The Ballad of the Sad Young Men” — whom she described as “drifting through the town, drinking up the night, trying not to drown” — was recorded by Roberta Flack, Petula Clark, Rickie Lee Jones and, in an instrumental version, the pianist Keith Jarrett. With music by Tommy Wolf, it became a jazz standard.
She ended up marrying Jay Landesman, a publisher.
The Landesmans collaborated on a musical called The Nervous Set on Broadway, where she wrote the lyrics. The show was her sole Broadway credit.
Source: The New York Times