Composer, lyricist, and driving force behind such songs and stage productions as 'Heart and Soul, ' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside, ' "Guys and Dolls" and "The Most Happy Fella", Frank Loesser left an indelible mark on American music. In this rich and revealing biography, his daughter profiles this prolific musical mastermind, piecing together her own memories with those of singers, songwriters, producers, friends and family members. The result is an accurate account of what is was like to "know" Frank Loesser: a very funny man with a fiery temper whose ferocious commitments to his art drove singers out of their minds -- and to their best. This comprehensive account of Loesser's life and career includes photos, drawings, lyrics and an index. ©2000, 324 pages.