Mary Rodgers, 'Freaky Friday' author, dies
Mary Rodgers, the author of the book Freaky Friday as well as the composer of the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress died Thursday, The Associated Press confirms. She was 83.
The daughter of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers, Mary found fame of her own with Once Upon a Mattress, amongst other shows. The original Once Upon a Mattress production starred Carol Burnett, and there was also a 1996 Broadway revival with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Her novel Freaky Friday was twice adapted into a film—the 1976 Jodie Foster/ Barbara Harris version, of which Rodgers also wrote the screenplay, and a 2003 remake starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.