Fred Ebb

ebb1April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004

Lyricist Fred Ebb worked with a number of composers throughout his career, but it was his partnership with John Kander that garnered him his biggest successes. Kander and Ebb wrote some of Broadway’s biggest all-time hits: Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, among othersIn addition to the stage, they wrote for films as well. Most notably contributing the theme song to Martin Scorsese’s 1971 film New York, New York which was launched into the stratosphere by Frank Sinatra. They worked frequently with a stable of artists who came to define their style. Legendary performers like Gwen Verdon, Joel Gray, Chita Rivera and – most famously – Liza Minnelli all benefited from the songs and shows written by Kander and Ebb.

Fred Ebb died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 76.


Green-Wood Cemetery – Brooklyn, NY


Specific Location

Section 20; Fred Ebb is buried in a small, private mausoleum along the southern bank of Sylvan Water.



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