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James Van Heusen

James Van Heusen

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Also Known As: Edward Chester Babcock,James Van Heusen,Jimmy Van Heusen Died: February 6, 1990
Born: January 26, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA Profession: Music ... songwriter composer pianist radio station announcer
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BIOGRAPHY

Taking his name from the shirt manufacturer, Van Heusen began writing songs for films in 1940, first in partnership with Johnny Burke and then, after 1956 with Sammy Cahn. A composer with a highly reliable ear for catchy ditties and dramatic ballads alike, he wrote such Oscar-winners as "Swinging on a Star" from "Going My Way" (1944) and "High Hopes" from "A Hole in the Head" (1959). Van Heusen wrote 76 tunes recorded by Frank Sinatra (more than any other composer) and the songs for six of the seven Bing Crosby-Bob Hope-Dorothy Lamour "Road" comedy films.

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1944 Academy Award for Best Song-Swinging on a Star-in the movie: Going My Way

1956 Emmy For Best Musical Contribution-Love and Marriage-in the TV series: Our Town featuring Frank Sinatra

1957 Academy Award for Best Song- All the Way- in the movie :The Joker is Wild

1959 Academy Award for Best Song- High Hopes- in the movie: A Hole in the Head

1963 Academy Award for Best Song-Call Me Irresponsible- in the movie: Pappas Delicate Condition

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