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Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameIsadore Szathmary

Spouse (3)

Monica E Reighley (24 May 1962 - 29 October 1983) (his death)
Irene Braun (6 March 1936 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Julia Cutter (31 May 1929 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Brother of Bill Dana.
The eldest of six children born to a Hungarian father and an American mother from Rhode Island, he was a child prodigy on the piano from the age of five.
From the mid-1930s, he worked as an arranger for the big bands of Benny Goodman, Emery Deutsch, Artie Shaw, Paul Whiteman and Jack Teagarden. During the '50s, he arranged for Your Hit Parade (1950), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (The Ed Sullivan Show) and, on radio, for the advertising agency BBDO.
His one hit as a songwriter was "Leave it to Love" (1948-50).
Retired to the island of Malta in the mid-1970s.

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