Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hitmaker for Elvis
Mike Stoller's songwriting partner. The duo are responsible for scores of hit 50s doo-wop and R&B songs. Had their first hits with Los Angeles band The Coasters, including "Searchin'", "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", before moving to New York City in 1957 to write songs for Elvis Presley at the Brill Building pop music stockhouse. Elvis would record some 20 Leiber and Stoller songs, including "Love Me Tender" "Jailhouse Rock", and "Hound Dog" (originally written for Big Momma Thornton in 1953). Other hits included "On Broadway", "Stand By Me", and "Love Potion No. 9".
Wife: Gabrielle Rosenberg ("Gaby Rodgers", div., three sons)
University: Los Angeles City College
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Obama for America
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987
Hollywood Walk of Fame as Leiber & Stoller, 7083 Hollywood Blvd.
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Queen (17-Jun-1968) · Himself
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