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Born: June 18, 1913, New York City
Died: January 15, 1993 (age 79), Los Angeles, California
Primary songwriting role: lyricist; also music publisher, author
The Cahn/Van Heusen Song "High Hopes" as done for the the 1977 Sesame Street LP Bob Sings! (CTW 22084). Liner notes credits: Music by Jimmy Van Heusen; lyrics by Sammy Cahn; arrangement by Dick Hyman. Instrumentalists: Dick Hyman, Ted Sommers, Tony Prie, Tony Mattola, Carmen Mastren, Phil Kraus, George Masso. Kids: Danielle Brisebois, Douglas Lemberg, Michelle Lewis, Alison, Cathlin, and Lilly McGrath, Daniel and Jeffrey Weber. iTunes
David Ewen. American Songwriters, An H. W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary. New York: The H. W. Wilson Co., 1987 (Cahn entry pp. 78-82) (book includes 146 bios of composers and lyricists). -- a wide selection of used copies at abebooks.com.
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