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Sammy Fain (1902–1989)

Sammy Fain was born on June 17, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for Calamity Jane (1953), Grease (1978) and The Rescuers (1977). He was married to Jane Fischer and Sally Fox. He died on December 6, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Calamity Jane Music Department
Grease Soundtrack
The Rescuers Soundtrack
The Conversation Soundtrack


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 2022 Peter Pan & Wendy (original songs by) (completed)
 2018 Citizen Watch: I'm Late (Video short) (original music by)
 2014 Maleficent (composer: original songs)
 1967-1968 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (TV Series) (title music - 337 episodes)
- Episode #1.338 (1968) ... (title music)
- Episode #1.337 (1968) ... (title music)
- Episode #1.336 (1968) ... (title music)
- Episode #1.335 (1968) ... (title music)
- Episode #1.334 (1968) ... (title music)
 1966 If These Walls Could Speak (TV Series documentary) (theme by - 1 episode)
- Chapultepec Palace (1966) ... (theme by)
 1963 Calamity Jane (TV Movie) (songs: music by)
 1963 Island of Love (composer: songs)
 1958-1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (composer - 38 episodes)
- The Jenny Tannen Story (1959) ... (composer: "Wagon Train" theme)
- The Steele Family Story (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Rodney Lawrence Story (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Andrew Hale Story (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Jose Maria Moran Story (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (songs - uncredited)
 1957 April Love (songs by)
 1957 General Motors 50th Anniversary Show (TV Special) (composer: theme music)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl (music: original songs)
 1953 Calamity Jane (original songs: music by)
 1953 Peter Pan (songs)
 1952 Pluto's Christmas Tree (Short) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (songs by)
 1951 Call Me Mister (music and lyrics by)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (songs by)
 1945 George White's Scandals (songs by)
 1942 Bambi (songs by - uncredited)
 1942 Calling All Girls (Short) (music)
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Sweet Music (music: songs - as Fain and Kahal)
 1935 What, No Men? (Short) (music by)
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born (composer: songs)
 1934 Happiness Ahead (music & lyrics by)
 1934 Dames (music & lyrics by - as Fain)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (music and lyrics by)
 1934 Harold Teen (music by)
 1934 Fashions of 1934 (music & lyrics by)
 1933 Female (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade (music and lyrics by)
 1933 The Road Is Open Again (Short) (music)
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels (additional songs by)
 1930 Young Man of Manhattan (songs by - as Fain)
 1928 The Victoria Girls (Short) (composer: song "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1957. Musical revue. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fain | Fain and Kahal


Jane Fischer  (divorced) | See more »

Did You Know?


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 283-284. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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