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Broadway Composer Luther Henderson Dies

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Broadway Composer Luther Henderson Dies

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Broadway Composer Luther Henderson Dies

Broadway Composer Luther Henderson Dies

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Composer, arranger and musical director Luther Henderson died this week at age 84 after a long battle with cancer. A lifelong collaborator with Duke Ellington, Henderson also enjoyed a prolific career on Broadway, working on such shows as Ain't Misbehavin', Funny Girl and Do, Re, Mi. Commentator Murray Horwitz has a remembrance.