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Also Known As: Died: February 15, 2007
Born: February 4, 1915 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Salamanca, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Worked as a musician on cruise ships
1937:
Began professional collaboration with Jay Livingston
1941:
Wrote first song, "G'bye Now", incorporated in "Hellzapoppin'"
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Worked in a defense plant during WWII
1944:
Moved to L.A.; had success with song "Stuff Like That There"
1945:
Put under contract by Paramount as a songwriter
1945:
Earned first Academy Award nomination for "The Cat and the Canary" from "Why Girls Leave Home"
1946:
Wrote the theme for the film "To Each His Own"
1948:
Won first Oscar for the song "Buttons and Bows" from "The Paleface"
1950:
Won second Academy Award for "Mona Lisa" from "Captain Carey, U.S.A."
1951:
Wrote the holiday perennial "Silver Bells" (used in "The Lemon Drop Kid")
1954:
TV writing debut (lyrics), "Satins and Spurs"
1955:
Became independent songwriter
1956:
Earned third Oscar for "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" used in Alfred Hitchcock's remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much"; song introduced by Doris Day who later used it as the theme of her 1960s TV series
1957:
Nominated for an Oscar for the theme song "Tammy", sung by Debbie Reynolds
1958:
Earned another Academy Award nomination for "Almost in Your Arms", the love theme from "Houseboat"
1958:
Wrote music for Broadway show, "Oh, Captain!"; received Tony nomination
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Wrote popular themes for TV series, "Bonanza" (1959-73), and "Mr. Ed" (1961-66)
1961:
Worked on second Broadway show, "Let It Ride!"
1964:
Wrote the lyrics to Henry Mancini's theme "Dear Heart"
1975:
Last original song for a feature to date, "Foxtrot"
1979:
Songs written with Jay Livingston incorporated into the Broadway show "Sugar Babies"

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