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The Man Who Dreamed Up ‘The Impossible Dream’

Posted on 03/19/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyBeing a one-hit wonder might be enough if your single stroke of genius turns out to be one of the most enduring, oft-recorded songs in the history of popular music — “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” from the 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. Composer Mitch Leigh, who died on March 16 at age 86 in New York City, was a Yale-educated advertising-jingle writer with a couple of short-lived theatrical productions to his credit when, in an unlikely twist of …