We hung out after school together almost every single day. Perhaps it starts off in the 1st grade when we’re running around yelling with blue slurpee stains on our Sesame Street t-shirts.
She’d come watch my tennis matches and I’d take her to Mc Donald’s afterward for some hot apple pie and Mc Lovin. Or perhaps the perception starts in the 7th grade where we start snapping one too many bras.
Cameron Mackintosh has called Sondheim "possibly the greatest lyricist ever." His father manufactured dresses designed by his mother.
The composer grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and, after his parents divorced, on a farm near Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The composer was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981.
To celebrate his 80th birthday, the former Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on September 15, 2010, and the BBC Proms held a concert in his honor.
His follow-up, the Empire Strikes Back was named runner-up with the cult heartwarming prison drama The Shawshank Redemption in third place.
Lucas's third Star Wars film Return Of The Jedi makes it into the top 50 at number 40, but the poorly received prequel The Phantom Menace fails to make the grade.