Rowland Leigh

Rowland Leigh (1902 – 1963) was an aristocratic Anglo-American lyricist, screenwriter, and librettist, who worked with many famous actors and musicians during his career on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Rowland Leigh
Birth nameRoland Henry Gordon Leigh
Also known asRowley Leigh
Born16 May 1902
London, United Kingdom
Died8 October 1963
New York City, United States
GenresMusical theatre, popular
Occupation(s)Lyricist, librettist


His mother, Hon Mrs Leigh,[1] was the youngest daughter of General William Washington Gordon and he was in remainder to the peerage title of Baron Leigh, through his father the Hon Rowland Leigh (1859–1943).

Leigh married 17 November 1937 Catherine de Bernard de La Fosse, daughter of Vicomte Pierre de Bernard de La Fosse, of Château de Beaumont, Loir-et-Cher, France, but they had no children and divorced in 1943.[2]