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Date of Birth 15 June 1913Newton, Kansas, USA
Date of Death 24 May 1988Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameThomas Montgomery Adair

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter Tom Adair worked with James B. Allardice in the early 1960s. They first met while working on The Ann Sothern Show (1958); he wrote the music while Allardice was a writer on the show. Adair also wrote the music and Allardine wrote scripts for Hazel (1961); however, they also collaborated in the writing on two episodes of the series: "A Replacement For Phoebe" (which aired on 10/2/61) and "Harold's Good Fortune" (which aired on 11/30/61). Later the two collaborated on many other shows, including My Three Sons (1960), F Troop (1965), I Dream of Jeannie (1965) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964). After the death of Allardice in 1966, Adair stopped writing sitcoms. He wrote many hit songs, including "Let's Get Away From It All", "Everything Happens To Me", "In The Blue of Evening", "Will You Still Be Mine?", "Violets for Your Furs", "The Night We Called It A Day", "The Skyscraper Blues", "A Home-Sweet-Home In The Army", "How Will I Know My Love?", "Sing A Smiling Song", "Paul Bunyan", "There's No You", and "Weep No More".

He was educated at Los Angeles Junior College, and wrote for a number of radio shows, including "Duffy's Tavern", plus music for Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Dinah Shore. He did the score for the Broadway show "Along Fifth Avenue". His chief collaborators were Matt Dennis and Gordon Jenkins. He also wrote special music for nightclubs and revues.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234! (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Frances Jeffords (1949 - 1988) (his death)

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