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Born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Half of the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, Mike Stoller wrote many hit songs with his partner Jerry Leiber, including many for Elvis Presley and The Coasters. Stoller was born on March 13, 1933 in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Corky Hale since 1970. He was previously married to Meryl Stoller.

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Spouse (2)

Corky Hale (1970 - present)
Meryl Stoller (? - ?)

Trivia (14)

Songwriting partner of Jerry Leiber. Responsible for such hits as "Hound Dog", "Charlie Brown" and "On Broadway".
With Jerry Leiber, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame under the category Non-Performer (1987).
With his writing partner Jerry Leiber, inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame (1985).
With partner Jerry Leiber, he owned the Red Bird and Blue Cat record labels.
Co-wrote (with partner Jerry Leiber) numerous songs for Elvis Presley including: "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" / "Bossa Nova Baby" / "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" / "Don't" / "Fools Fall in Love" / "Girls! Girls! Girls!" / "Hot Dog" / "Hound Dog" / "I Want to Be Free" / "If You Don't Come Back" / "Jailhouse Rock" / "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" / "King Creole" / "Little Egypt" / "Love Me" / "Loving You" / "Santa Claus is Back in Town" / "Saved" / "She's Not You" (with Doc Pomus) / "Steadfast, Loyal, and True" / "Three Corn Patches" / "Treat Me Nice" / "Trouble" / "You're the Boss". The duo reportedly wrote "Baby I Don't Care", "I Want to Be Free", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Treat Me Nice" over a period of four hours one afternoon.
He and Jerry Leiber was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Their career produced 15 #1 hits in different musical genres by such artists ranging from Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.
Attended and graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California where he also attended LA City College.
Jerry Leiber and his musical revue, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2013 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Revue Production.
Jerry Leiber and his musical revue, "Smokey Joe's Café" on Broadway in New York City was nominated for the 1995 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Musical.
Jerry Leiber and his musical revue, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at the Drury Lane Productions Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Revue Production.
Aboard the liner Andrea Doria when she was struck by the motorship Stockholm and sank (1956). He and his wife Meryl had to be rescued from the liner's famous sinking while returning from Europe. Also aboard were Ruth Roman and Betsy Drake.
Student of avant-garde classical composer Stefan Wolpe.
Typically the Leiber & Stoller writing collaboration involved Stoller on piano composing the melodies and Leiber writing the lyrics. Their partnership lasted for 61 years.

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