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Also Known As: Died: February 6, 1990
Born: January 26, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Began writing songs while in high school; placed several songs in Cotton Club revues through friendship with Jerry Arlen, Harold Arlen's older brother; renamed himself after Van Heusen shirt company
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Worked as staff pianist for several NY music publishing houses
1939:
First successful song, "Darn That Dream"
1940:
Teamed with lyricist Johnny Burke to write for Paramount; first score was "Love Thy Neighbor"
1956:
Began collaboration with lyricist Sammy Cahn
1965:
Co-wrote (with Cahn) two unsuccessful Broadway musicals, "Skyscraper" and "Walking Happy"

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