Bart Howard

Bart Howard

Original Name Howard Joseph Gustafson
Birth
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Death 21 Feb 2004 (aged 88)
Carmel, Putnam County, New York, USA
Burial Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 8429744 · View Source
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Songwriter. Born in Burlington, Iowa, he was jazz pianist best known for composing the classic pop standard "Fly Me to the Moon" in 1954. After serving in the US Army in World War II, he was pianist and director of shows at the Blue Angel in New York, when he started writing songs. His many other song credits included "The Man in the Looking Glass", Perfect Stranger", "Sell Me", "Be My All", "Everybody Wants to Be Loved", "Gather Your Dreams" and "Sky Full of Rainbows". In 1999, he was Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died from a stroke in Carmel, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 22 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8429744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bart Howard (1 Jun 1915–21 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8429744, citing Lanes Chapel Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .