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Also Known As: Samuel Feinberg, Samuel Fain Died: December 6, 1989
Born: June 17, 1902 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: composer, pianist, songwriter, radio performer

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Academy Award winner Sammy Fain built himself an incredible career as a musician. In 1928, he appeared in vaudeville with Artie Dunn. Fain began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the musical "Footlight Parade" (1933) with James Cagney, "Goin' to Town" (1935) and the Kathryn Grayson musical "Two Sisters From Boston" (1946). His music also appeared in "Peter Pan" (1953) and the Danny Thomas drama "The Jazz Singer" (1953). In addition to his music, Fain appeared in "Dames" (1934) with Joan Blondell. Fain was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "April Love" in 1957 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "A Certain Smile" in 1958. Fain won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Calamity Jane" in 1953 as well as a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" in 1955. In the seventies, Fain's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Alejandro Rey drama "The Stepmother" (1972), the action picture "The Teacher" (1974) with Angel Tompkins and the thriller "The Parallax View" (1974) with Warren Beatty. His work was also in "The Specialist" (1975). Fain won an Academy Award for "The Stepmother" in 1972...

Academy Award winner Sammy Fain built himself an incredible career as a musician. In 1928, he appeared in vaudeville with Artie Dunn. Fain began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the musical "Footlight Parade" (1933) with James Cagney, "Goin' to Town" (1935) and the Kathryn Grayson musical "Two Sisters From Boston" (1946). His music also appeared in "Peter Pan" (1953) and the Danny Thomas drama "The Jazz Singer" (1953). In addition to his music, Fain appeared in "Dames" (1934) with Joan Blondell. Fain was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "April Love" in 1957 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "A Certain Smile" in 1958. Fain won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Calamity Jane" in 1953 as well as a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" in 1955. In the seventies, Fain's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Alejandro Rey drama "The Stepmother" (1972), the action picture "The Teacher" (1974) with Angel Tompkins and the thriller "The Parallax View" (1974) with Warren Beatty. His work was also in "The Specialist" (1975). Fain won an Academy Award for "The Stepmother" in 1972 Fain's music was most recently featured in the Angelina Jolie blockbuster family adventure "Maleficent" (2014). Fain passed away in December 1989 at the age of 87.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dames (1934) Songwriter, Buttercup Balmer
2.
 Harold Teen (1934) Piano player
5.
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1928:
Appeared in vaudeville with Artie Dunn
1930:
First contribution to feature score, "Young Man of Manhattan"
1931:
Broadway debut as composer, "Everybody's Welcome"
1934:
Feature acting debut, "Buttercup"
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wife:
Sally Fox. Married in 1941; divorced in 1949.

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son:
Frank Fain.

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