'Chicago,' 'Cabaret' Lyricist Fred Ebb Dies

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Fred Ebb, left, and John Kander at the piano, in 2002.

Fred Ebb, left, and John Kander at the piano, in 2002. Jeff Lunden, NPR hide caption

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Fred Ebb, the lyricist behind such classic Broadway musicals as Chicago, Cabaret and New York, New York, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in New York. Ebb was said to be "sweetly vague" about his age, but was believed to be 76.

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