Lyricist Sammy Cahn
birth name: Samuel Cohen

Sammy Cahn

June 18, 1913, New York, NY ~ January 15, 1993, Los Angeles, CA

One of the more diverse American lyricists of the 20th century, Sammy Cahn wrote his first hit by the age of 21 and followed it with over five decades of successful and award-winning compositions. Working most frequently with Jule Styne during the '40s and Jimmy Van Heusen during the '50s (though he also composed with Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston), Cahn had a way with lovesick ballads (I'll Walk Alone, Only the Lonely) as well as bouncy uptempo songs (Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week). ~ Allmusic: Sammy Cahn ~ retrieved January 9, 2014 © Allmusic

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In 1988, the Sammy Awards, an annual award for movie songs and scores, was started in his honor. When notified by Roger Hall, Cahn said he was “flattered and honored” that these awards were named after him. He was chosen because he had received more Academy Award nominations than any other songwriter, and also because he received four Oscars for his song lyrics. ~ Wikipedia: Sammy Cahn ~ retrieved January 11, 2014 © Wikipedia

Sammy Cahn ~ Awarded a Songwriters Hall Of Fame 1983 Johnny Mercer Award.

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