Composer, prolific songwriter ("Come On-a My House", "Witch Doctor", "Chipmunk Song"), author, actor, producer, impressionist, educated at Coll. Writer, and has made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1951, and specialized in catchy, hummable melodies. Some of his other popular-song compositions include "Armen's Theme"; "Safari"; "Freddy...See full bio »
(writer: "The Chipmunk Song Christmas Don't Be Late" - uncredited / performer: "The Chipmunk Song Christmas Don't Be Late" - uncredited / producer: "The Chipmunk Song Christmas Don't Be Late" - uncredited)
On his initial success with the Chipmunks, 1958: "It was a wonderful sight to see stacks of my records piled high on a cigar store counter and selling as fast as the clerk could take the money."
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