Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy birthday, songwriter Sammy Cahn

It is the birthday of lyricist and songwriter Sammy Cahn (1913), who wrote hit songs for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day and other stars as well as music for Broadway shows and Hollywood movies. He won Oscars four times for his songs in films, including Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), All the Way (1957), High Hopes (1959), and Call Me Irresponsible (1963). At the end of World War II, with military personnel were returning home to their loved ones. it's no wonder this song with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Cahn was a hit. Enjoy It's Been A Long, Long Time (1945).

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