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Marshall Barer (born Marshall Louis Barer; 19 February 1923 in Astoria, Queens – 25 August 1998 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was a lyricist, librettist, singer, songwriter and director.
Barer began his career as a lyricist and songwriter in the late 1940s while working as a commercial artist/designer in New York. His most-heard song is the Mighty Mouse theme song.
He began by writing special material for supper club artistes like Celeste Holm and Dwight Fiske and then graduated to writing "pop" songs with Alec Wilder for such stars as Harry Belafonte, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole. He was later hired by Golden Records, for whom he wrote over 100 songs.
In 1951, he met Dean Fuller and they began collaborating on songs for the musical theatre, beginning with the revue Walk Tall in 1954. They also wrote special material for Bing Crosby and Sid Caesar.
He had his greatest Broadway success came in 1959 with Once Upon a Mattress, for which he was lyricist and a book writer.
Barer began his own cabaret act in the 1970s, playing in clubs in Los Angeles and New York, where he would often reinterpret the lyrics of his own songs.
In 1972 he wrote 7 songs for Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers a low-budget movie starring Holly Woodlawn.
Marshall died aged 75 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at his home, after living many years in Venice, California.
Though a prolific writer, Marshall was largely unknown except to aficionados of "lost" musicals.

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