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Sammy Fain

  • Birth 17 Jun 1902 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1989 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 6460691

Composer. He penned scores of enduring and heartfelt songs, including such all-time favorites as "Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella," "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine," "I Can Dream, Can't I?," "April Love," "Strange Are The Ways of Love," "I'll Be Seeing You," and "Tender Is The Night." Fain, who was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award for best song, won twice, for "Secret Love" in 1953 and "Leave Is A Many Splendored Thing" in 1955. Fain began composing in 1925 and from 1927 until 1942 teamed up with lyricist Irving Kahal. He wrote music for the films "Alice In Wonderland," "Peter Pan," "Calamity Jane," a 1953 version of "The Jazz Singer," "Thre Sailors And A Girl," and "April Love," his Broadway stage work included music for "Hellzapoppin," "George White's Scandals," and "Christine."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 31 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6460691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sammy Fain (17 Jun 1902–6 Dec 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6460691, citing Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .