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Born in Long Island, New York, USA
Died in Rutland, Vermont, USA  (complications from a urinary infection)
Birth NameRobert Romeo De Cormier Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Composer, conductor and arranger, educated at Juilliard. He taught at the Little Red Schoolhouse for six years, and conducted and arranged for Harry Belafonte, later founding the Robert De Cormier Singers, and making many records. He joined ASCAP in 1958, and arranged for the Broadway musicals "110 In the Shade" and "The Happiest Girl In the World". His popular-song compositions include "Walking Together Children".

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Spouse (1)

Louise Dobbs (1950 - 7 November 2017) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

He took up the trumpet at age 7, and continued while attending Colby College in Maine and the University of New Mexico. His trumpet playing ended during WWII, when a German mortar shell nearly severed his right wrist while his Army infantry unit was advancing toward the Rhine River. He was recovering at a hospital on Staten Island when he began singing with the CIO chorus.
He grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. His father was a shop teacher of French Canadian heritage, and his mother was a Swedish-born guitarist.
Because of McCarthyism, he used the name Robert Corman as a pseudonym on many Harry Belafonte recordings.

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