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Date of Birth 28 January 1915New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 4 December 1997Peaks Island, Cumberland, Maryland, USA

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Songwriter ("Near You", "Luna Rossa"), composer, author and archeologist, educated at Cornell University with a BS degree in agriculture. He operated a dairy farm, then worked in real estate and construction. During World war II he was an Army Primary Flight Instructor and Flight Test Engineer. Thereafter he was an archeologist in Turkey, later lecturing on the topic. He wrote the London stage score for "The Princess Pocahontas", and authored "Pocahontas" and other children's books. Joining ASCAP in 1942, his chief musical collaborators included Duke Ellington, Arthur Kent, Fred Spielman, and Francis Craig. His other popular-song compositions include "Shepherd Serenade", "Clopin Clopant", "Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home", "Huggin' and Chalkin'", "Slowly", "I Thought It Was Over", "How Wonderful to Know", "You Better Give Me Lots of Lovin'", "Since You Went Away", "Snap Your Fingers", "Where's My Heart?", "Apollo Umberto Silvano Roberto Romano", "I Wish I Was Back In My Baby's Arms", "One Finger Melody", and "You Won't Forget Me".

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