Biography: Jerry Bock was born Jerrold Lewis Bock on November 23, 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended the University of Wisconsin. He wrote music for television shows at the beginning of his career. He married Patricia Faggen, with whom he had his children George and Portia.
Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Fiddler on the Roof" and "A Stranger Among Us." Television credits include: "Wonder Pets!," "American Masters," "She Loves Me," "ABC Stage 67," "The Generation Gap," and "Song by Song."
Other Awards: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song - Children's and Animation for "Wonder Pets!", shared with composers Billy Aronson and Larry Hochman.
Trivia: He wrote his first musical, "My Dream," while still attending Flushing High School in Queens, New York. The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on November 4, 2010.