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Date of Birth 3 January 1918New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 21 November 2002Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Birth NameJules Leonard Kaye

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Hit songwriter and lyricist ("Till the End of Time", "Full Moon and Empty Arms"), author, musician and publisher who began his career as a saxophonist aboard ships and at summer hotels. He made a number of recordings with his own quintet, and wrote special material for The Mills Brothers, Ted Lewis, and The McGuire Sisters. He wrote "Till the End of Time" (based on a Frédéric Chopin polonaise) with Ted Mossman, which became the first big Perry Como hit (selling two million copies) and a hit for Les Brown with the voice of Doris Day. In 1946 he had another success with "Full Moon and Empty Arms" (based on a Sergei Rachmaninoff theme, the 2nd Piano Concerto), a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1946. His "'A' - You're Adorable" was a #1 hit for Como and The Fontaine Sisters in 1949. Other Kaye songs became hits for Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Dusty Springfield, plus others. Joining ASCAP in 1941, he also collaborated musically with Jimmy McHugh, Jimmy Van Heusen, Philip Springer, Jule Styne, Jerry Ross, and Hugo Montenegro. His other popular-song compositions include "I'll Close My Eyes", "Don't Be a Baby, Baby", "This Is No Laughing Matter", "It's Gonna Be a Long, Long Winter", "Banjo Boy", "A Penny Kiss - A Penny Hug", "Christmas Alphabet", "Speedy Gonzales", "Quiet Nights", "Little Boat", "O Barquino", "This Is My Prayer", "Never Ending", "The Next Time", "Sweet William", "All Cried Out", "Welcome Welcome Home" and "Her Little Heart Went to Loveland".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup2341

Spouse (1)

Lillian Kaye (28 June 1942 - 21 November 2002) (his death) (3 children)

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