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Date of Birth 25 June 1918New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 24 April 2015Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Birth NameSidney Tepper

Spouse (1)

Lillian Ruth Monkarsh (1948 - 10 June 2005) (her death) (5 children)

Trivia (4)

In 2002 he and his songwriting partner Roy C. Bennett were honored at ceremonies in Memphis, Tennessee by Lisa Marie Presley for their contributions to her father's career.
Following a heart attack in the 1970s, he retired to Florida.
Tepper and Roy Bennett, during their partnership from 1945 to 1970, published more than 300 songs. Among the artists who recorded their songs: the Beatles ("Glad All Over"), Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Rosemary Clooney. Elvis Presley was Tepper's biggest client, even though the two never met in person. Presley recorded 56 Tepper-Bennett songs for his string of movies in the 1960s.
He got a staff writing job with publishing company Mills Music in New York City, after serving with the Army during WWII.

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