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Sammy Cahn

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Also Known As: Died: January 15, 1993
Born: June 18, 1913 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Cahn and Chaplin asked by Decca Records producer Jack Kapp to write an English-language version of a song from the score of "I Would If I Could", a Yiddish musical of 1933
1965:
Co-wrote (with Van Heusen) two unsuccessful Broadway musicals, "Skyscraper" and "Walking Happy"
1974:
Opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre with "Words and Music"; later toured with the show
1935:
Began career as lyricist
1942:
Began songwriting collaboration with Jule Styne (date approximate)
1935:
Teamed with Saul Chaplin writing material for vaudeville; pair had first song hit with "Rhythm Is Our Business", written for Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra
1956:
Ended collaboration with Styne; partnered with composer Jimmy Van Heusen
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Moved to Los Angeles in the early 1940s; worked for a time for Columbia Studios
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Studied the violin as a child; worked in his teens as an itinerant fiddler, playing at wedding, bar mitzvahs and other festivities
1947:
Wrote (with Styne) the score for the popular Broadway musical, "High Button Shoes"

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