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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 March 1915McDonald, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 17 October 2001Los Angeles, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameJacob Harold Levinson
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jay Livingston was born March 28, 1915 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. He (along with his partner Ray Evans) composed many songs for movies such as To Each His Own (1946), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and Academy Award winning songs "Mona Lisa" from the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950), "Buttons and Bows" from the movie The Paleface (1948) and "Que Sera Sera" from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). Livingston and Evans also collaborated on several popular TV themes such as Bonanza (1959) and Mister Ed (1958).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robin <soonerzs@yahoo.com>

Spouse (2)

Shirley Mitchell (1992 - 17 October 2001) (his death)
Lynne Gordon (19 March 1947 - 12 January 1991) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Had one step-daughter, Travelyn (Gordon) Livingston
His signature tune "Silver Bells" was originally titled "Tinkle Bells".
Older brother of "Bozo the Clown" creator and former Capitol Records President, Alan Livingston.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award, music and lyrics in collaboration with Ray Evans, as part of Best Musical nomination for "Oh, Captain!"
Brother-in-law of Nancy Olson.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977.
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Ex-brother-in-law of Betty Hutton.

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