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Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913January 15, 1993) was an award-winning American lyricist, songwriter and musician, best known for his romantic lyrics to tin pan alley and Broadway songs, as recorded by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many others. He played the piano and violin. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Tin Pan Alley was the name given to the collection of New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ...

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Biography

Cahn was born Samuel Cohen in the Lower East Side of New York City, the only son (he had four sisters) of Jewish immigrants from Poland.[1] He was married twice: first to vocalist and former Goldwyn girl Gloria Delson in 1945, with whom he had two children, and later to Virginia Basile in 1970. He changed his last name from Cohen to Kahn to avoid confusion with comic and MGM actor Sammy Cohen and again from Kahn to Cahn to avoid confusion with lyricist Gus Kahn. Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... The Goldwyn Girls were a musical stock company of female dancers employed by MGM, similar to the Golddiggers at Warner Brothers. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous Jewish-German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ...


He described the beginnings of his career thusly:

Lyric writing has always been a thrilling adventure for me, and something I've done with the kind of ease that only comes with joy! From the beginning the fates have conspired to help my career. Lou Levy, the eminent music publisher, lived around the corner and we met the day I was leaving my first music publisher's office. This led to a partnership that has lasted many years. Lou and I wrote "Rhythm is our business", material for Jimmy Lunceford's orchestra, which became my first ASCAP copyright. I'd been churning out "special lyrics" for special occasions for years and this helped facilitate my tremendous speed with lyric writing. Many might have written these lyrics better—but none faster! Glen Gray and Tommy Dorsey became regular customers and through Tommy came the enduring and perhaps most satisfying relationship of my lyric writing career – Frank Sinatra.[2] Lou Levy (1912 – 1995)[1] was a music publisher during the Tin Pan Alley era of American popular music. ... A music publisher deals in the marketing and commercial exploitation of songs. ... James Melvin Jimmie Lunceford (June 6, 1902–July 12, 1947) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the swing era. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... Glen Gray was a saxophonist. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ...

Cahn became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. He later took over the presidency of that organization from his friend Johnny Mercer when Mercer became ill.[3] The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) is regarded as one of Americas greatest songwriters. ...


He died in 1993 at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California. He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Cemetery view looking South-East. ...


Music

He wrote lyrics for many songs, including:

Over the course of his career, he was nominated for 23 Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and an Emmy. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... See also: 1953 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here To Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a... Three Coins in the Fountain is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Three Coins in the Fountain is a 1954 film which tells the story of three American girls looking for romance in Rome. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 5 - Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba. ... All the Way is a popular song. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... The Joker is Wild, starring Frank Sinatra and Jeanne Crain, is a 1957 movie which tells the story of Joe E. Lewis, a singer and comedian who was popular from the 1920s to the 1950s. ... See also: 1958 in music, other events of 1959, 1960 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1959 (date unknown) Jimi Hendrix buys first electric guitar: a White Single pickup Supro Ozark 1560 S. January 5 The first sessions for Ella Fitzgeralds George... High Hopes is a popular song. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Eddie Hodges (1947- ) is a former child actor and recording artist who left show business as an adult. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... Call Me Irresponsible is the seventh episode of Frasier. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 - June 24, 1987) was American comedian and actor. ... See also: 1941 in music, other events of 1942, 1943 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Bunk Johnson makes his first recordings Albums released Holiday Inn - Bing Crosby Top hit records Blues In the Night by Woody Herman Dont sit under the Apple Tree - Andrews... Ive Heard That Song Before is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... See also: 1943 in music, other events of 1944, 1945 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Jo Stafford launches her solo career Frank Sinatra begins his film career with the musical Higher And Higher Frankie Laine cuts his first singles for the Beltone and Atlas labels... Ill Walk Alone is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Follow the Boys, also known as Three Cheers for the Boys, is a 1944 musical film made by Universal Pictures as an all-star cast morale booster to entertain the troops abroad and the civilians at home. ... See also: 1944 in music, other events of 1945, she said she hated african americans]] and the List of years in music. ... Anywhere is the second album from New Musik released on March 6, 1981. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Tonight and Every Night was a 1945 musical starring Rita Hayworth and Lee Bowman. ... See also: 1944 in music, other events of 1945, she said she hated african americans]] and the List of years in music. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 musical comedy film, directed by George Sidney in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, accompanied by music and song, meet an aspiring young singer and try to help her get an audition at MGM. It stars Frank Sinatra, Gene... See also: 1947 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in music and the list of years in music. // Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. ... Its Magic is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... See also: 1948 in music, other events of 1949, 1950 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Mitch Miller begins his career as one of the 20th centurys most successful record producers at Mercury Eddie Fisher signs with RCA Bob Hope suggests that Anthony Benedetto change... Its a Great Feeling is a 1947 comedy film made by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Its a Great Feeling is a 1947 comedy film made by Warner Brothers Studios. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... Be My Love is a popular song. ... Nicholas Brodzsky (April 20, 1905-December 24, 1958) was a composer of popular songs. ... Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the late 1940s and 1950s. ... Kathryn Grayson (born February 9, 1922) is an American actress and singer who was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Lanza in The Toast of New Orleans The Toast of New Orleans is a 1950 film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven, and Rita Moreno. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... Wonder Why? was an educational television program for children. ... Nicholas Brodzsky (April 20, 1905-December 24, 1958) was a composer of popular songs. ... Jane Powell (born April 1, 1929) is an American singer, entertainer and actor. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an ItalianAmerican singer. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... Because Youre Mine was Mario Lanzas fourth movie, and was criticised upon its release as being artistically a step backwards for the tenor after the success of The Great Caruso (1951) the previous year. ... Nicholas Brodzsky (April 20, 1905-December 24, 1958) was a composer of popular songs. ... Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the late 1940s and 1950s. ... Because Youre Mine was Mario Lanzas fourth movie, and was criticised upon its release as being artistically a step backwards for the tenor after the success of The Great Caruso (1951) the previous year. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... Ill Never Stop Loving You is a popular song. ... Nicholas Brodzsky (April 20, 1905-December 24, 1958) was a composer of popular songs. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... (Love Is) the Tender Trap is a popular song. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... The Tender Trap is a 1955 film starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds and David Wayne. ... Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen is a popular song, the title meaning to me you are beautiful. ... Saul Chaplin (born February 19, 1912 - died November 15, 1997) was one of Hollywoods preeminent composers and musical directors. ... Come Dance With Me! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1959. ... Jimmy Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), was an American composer. ... Come Fly with Me is a popular song. ... Day by Day was also a television sitcom. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Ill Never Stop Loving You is a popular song. ... The Best Of The Columbia Years: 1943-1952 is a 1998 compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Its Been A Long, Long Time is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow is the first single from pop music singer Jessica Simpson released from Rejoyce: The Christmas Album in 2004. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Love and Marriage, sung by Frank Sinatra, was the theme song for the television series Married. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) is a popular song. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... Teach Me Tonight is a popular song. ... The Things We Did Last Summer is a popular song from 1946. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... The Secret of Christmas was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen for Bing Crosby, and first performed by Crosby in his 1959 movie Say One for Me. ... Time After Time is a jazz standard written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ...


Broadway musicals Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history. ...

See also: 1946 in music, other events of 1947, 1948 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Patti Page signs with Mercury Frankie Laine earns his first, of 21, gold records Kay Starr signs with Capitol George Jones begins performing Jimmy Rogers begins recording the Weavers begin... High Button Shoes is a musical theater production, first staged at the New Century Theatre on Broadway on October 9, 1947. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Skyscraper is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, and music by James Van Heusen. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... Walking Happy is a theater musical with music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn and book by Roger O. Hirson and Ketti Frings. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Look to the Lilies is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn and book by Leonard Spigelgass. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British born American songwriter. ...

Married... with Children

Cahn wrote the lyrics to "Love and Marriage," which was used as the theme song from the FOX TV show Married... with Children. The song originally debuted in a 1955 television production of Our Town, and won an Emmy Award in 1956. Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... Our Town by Thornton Wilder Our Town is a three act play by Thornton Wilder that is, perhaps, the most frequently produced play by an American playwright. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Oz

Cahn contributed lyrics for two otherwise unrelated films about the Land of Oz, Journey Back to Oz (1971) and The Wizard of Oz (1982). The former were composed with James Van Heusen, the latter with Allen Byrns, Joe Hisaishi, and Yuichiro Oda. Oz is a fantasy region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... Journey Back To Oz is an official animated sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. ... Ozu no Mahōtsukai is a 1982 anime feature film directed by Fumihiko Takayama, from a screenplay by Yoshimitsu Banno and Akira Miyazaki, produced by Banno and Katsumi Ueno for Toho Co. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守 Fujisawa Mamoru), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲 Hisaishi Jō, born December 6, 1950) is a composer and director responsible for over 100 soundtracks and conventional albums dating back to 1981. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs. InterfaithFamily. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  2. ^ (1986) Sammy Cahn Songbook. Warner Bros. Publications Inc.. ASIN B000EA1TTW. 
  3. ^ Songwriters Hall of Fame.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Songwriters Hall of Fame: Sammy Cahn

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