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John La Touche (1917–1956)

Composer ("Cabin in the Sky") and author, educated at the Richmond Academy of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University. He wrote sketches for the Broadway stage revue "Pins and Needles" and also the stage scores for "Ballet Ballads", "Polonaise", songs for "Candide", and the score for 1954 New York Drama Critics award-winning production of "The ... See full bio »

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(age 38) in Calais, Vermont, USA

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(1989)
Soul Surfer Soundtrack
(2011)
Cabin in the Sky Music Department
(1943)
I Dood It Soundtrack
(1943)

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 2017 Finding Your Feet (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - as John Latouche)
 2015 My First Apartamento: Christiaan Houtenbos (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2013 Bi no tsubo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sakura (2013) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (as John Latouche, "Maybe I Should Change My Ways")
 2011 Soul Surfer (writer: "Ho'oheno Keia No Beauty" - as John LaTouche)
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cassie (2008) ... (writer: "Take Love Easy" - uncredited)
 2006 Le héros de la famille (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ceremony (2006) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts (2005) ... (lyrics: "The Best of All Possible Worlds", "Auto da-fé", "You Were Dead, You Know", "My Love", "You Were Dead, You Know" (reprise))
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (writer: "MAYBE I SHOULD CHANGE MY WAYS" - as John LaTouche)
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special) (lyrics: "Lazy Afternoon" (1954) - uncredited)
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940) - as John LaTouche)
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) (as John Latouche, "Daydream")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1984 Chance in a Million (TV Series) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1976 CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock-a-Bye Baby / We're Having a Baby")
 1976 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.191 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940) - uncredited)
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.115 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky")
 1972 Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (TV Movie) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ethel Waters/Robert Goulet/Hines, Hines and Dad (1971) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1966 Summer Sounds (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Lazy Afternoon")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 August 1966 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Taking A Chance On Love")
 1964 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1964) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1963) ... (writer: "Lazy Afternoon")
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (lyrics: "Day Dream")
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Than a Serpent's Tooth (1961) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1959)
- Rosemary Clooney (1959) ... (lyrics: "Lazy Afternoon" - uncredited)
- Ethel Waters (1959) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
- Jo Stafford (1957) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1959 Some of Manie's Friends (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #10.19 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
- Guests: Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Ethel Waters. (1950) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1957 This Could Be the Night (lyrics: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Girl from Iowa (1957) ... (lyrics: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Charlton Heston/Gypsy Rose Lee/Ethel Waters (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
- Judy Holliday/Tony Bennett/Louis Jordan/Carmen Cavallaro (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By (lyrics: "Takin' a Chance on Love")
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (lyrics: "Cae Cae" - as John Latouche, uncredited)
 1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy (lyrics: "The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart")
 1943 She's for Me (lyrics: "Cae Cae" - uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House (lyrics: "My Song Without Words" - uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (lyrics: "Cabin in the Sky" (1940), "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940), "Honey in the Honeycomb" (1940) - uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing (lyrics: "Ballad for Americans")
 1941 Gatans serenad (Short) (lyrics: "Taking a Chance on Love (Han var den bättre där)")
 1941 That Night in Rio (lyrics: "Cai Cai" - as John Latouche, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(March 22 to May 26, 1996) Stephen Sondheim, Richard Wilbur and he were lyricists for the musical, "Candide," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C. Douglas C. Wager was director. Hugh Wheeler adapted Voltaire's book. See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Latouche
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Trivia:

Died four-and-a-half months before the Broadway premiere of "Candide", for which he wrote some of the lyrics.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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