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It seems noteworthy that, while Herman is both categorized as HIV-positive and homosexual, there is no coverage of his personal life, health, or any political stances he may or may not have taken. Surely there is something in those aspects of his life that warrant mention. 03:30, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
(These are discussed in the 2008 "Words and Music by Jerry Herman" on PBS.) His depression and difficulty in working after discovering he was HIV positive are discussed, but, hey, it's been 25 years since La Cage, and no original work at all--just two revues using existing music. I don't think he's been depressed for 25 years.)
In addition to the above, the sources in general for this article aren't very good for a significant theater person and BLP. Apparently many years of editing haven't improved matters. Unfortunately this is typical for articles on the theater, which don't benefit from a young fan base or paid editors. Coretheapple (talk) 16:22, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 17:06, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Year of birth
Today an IP editor added "or 1933" to the year of birth. According to the book Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune by Stephen Citron, "Gerald Shedon Herman was born on 10 July 1931". (Page 13). The IP editor did not add a source for their "or 1933" edit. The IMDB also has his birthdate as 10 July 1931, but that is not a reliable source. The Popular American composers from Revolutionary times to the present: a biographical and critical guide. Supplement 1-, Volume 1, p. 51, shows his year of birth as 1933, so here there is a source for 1933. The "Songwriters Hall of Fame" bio also shows 1933, as does the Encyclopedia of World Biography, I am not editing this article at this time, but did want to point out the differing sources for the year of birth. Flami72 (talk) 19:04, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
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