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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 September 1926Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 17 March 2007Sarasota, Florida, USA
Birth NameJohn Baker Gray

Mini Bio (1)

Composer ("Forever and a Day"), songwriter, author, singer and director, a vaudeville performer at 16 and later in the Broadway musicals 'As the Girls Go', and 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', and later on television. He wrote special material for Kaye Ballard, Tallulah Bankhead, Patrice Munsel, Lana Turner and Edie Adams, and also composed songs for the Broadway musical 'Make a Wish'. His stage scores include 'Love From Judy' (London) and 'High Spirits' (New York). Joining ASCAP in 1959, his chief musical collaborator was Hugh Martin, and his other popular-song compositions include "Go and Get Your Old Banjo", "Was She Prettier Than I?", "Home Sweet Heaven", "You'd Better Love Me" and "If I Gave You".

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Trivia (1)

In 1964, was nominated for three Tony Awards for his collaboration with Hugh Martin on "High Spirits:" as Best Author (Musical), Best Composer and Lyricist, and for lyrics and music that contributed to a Best Musical nomination.

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