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John Benson Brooks (1917–1999)

Songwriter "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis"), pianist, composer and arranger, educated at the New England Conservatory and a student of George Cohen, Joseph Schillinger, John Cage, and Tom Timothy. He was a pianist in night clubs, dance halls and on radio from 1937, and arranged for the orchestras of Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, and Randy Brooks. ... See full bio »

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 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (writer: "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis")
 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Coney Island (1991) ... ("In Brooklyn")
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lucy and Carol Burnett (1969) ... ("You Came a Long Way From St. Louis")
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (writer: "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis")
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.23 (1951) ... (music: "Came a Long Way from St. Louis" - uncredited)
 1948 Loaded Pistols (writer: "A Boy From Texas, A Girl From Tennessee")

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