HaroldRome wrote the songs for a series of stage musicals from the 1930s to the 1970s, his biggest successes coming with the shows +Pins and Needles, +Call Me Mister, and +Fanny.
Rome worked on several theatrical projects in the late '40s and early '50s, with only the revue +Bless You All, among his major efforts, reaching Broadway for an unsuccessful run of 84 performances on December 14, 1950.
Rome retired; he died of complications from a stroke at the age of 85.
Rome was now much sought-after, although his next show displayed similarly political concerns.
This was "Sing out the News" (1939) and, once again, there was a universally accepted hit song, "F.D.R. Jones." In the early '40s Rome wrote songs for several revues and shows, but it was not until after the end of World War II that he had his first major success.
In the mid-'60s Rome showed that the social conscience that had marked his early work was still intact when he wrote "The Zulu and the Zayda" (1965), which dealt with racial and religious intolerance.
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