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Sammy Cahn

Sammy CahnAKA Samuel Cohen

Born: 18-Jun-1913
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 15-Jan-1993
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three Coins in the Fountain

Father: Abraham Cohen
Mother: Elka Reis
Wife: Gloria Delson (Goldwyn girl, m. 5-Sep-1945, div., one son, one daughter)
Wife: Virginia Basile ("Tita", m. 4-Aug-1970, until his death)

    High School: Seward Park High School, Manhattan, NY (dropped out)

    National Academy of Popular Music President
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1955 for "Three Coins in the Fountain" (shared)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1958 for "All the Way" (shared)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1960 for "High Hopes" (shared)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1964 for "Call Me Irresponsible" (shared)
    Emmy 1956 for Producers' Showcase (shared)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Boardwalk (14-Nov-1979)
    That's Entertainment, Part II (16-May-1976) · Himself

Author of books:
I Should Care: The Sammy Cahn Story (1975)
The Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary (1984)

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