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 Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman

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Death 18 Nov 2004 (aged 75)
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Memorial ID 9982258 · View Source
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Composer. Born Seymour Kaufman in New York, he was a classically trained child prodigy who debuted on the piano in Carnegie Hall at age 7; was playing in society cafes in his teens; later then created his own jazz trio and began writing songs. Best known for “Sweet Charity,” “City of Angels” and pop standards such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.” He was an accomplished jazz pianist known for his rhythmic, up-tempo style. His pop songs were recorded by such singers as Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and Nat “King” Cole and included “Firefly” and “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life.” He wrote music for Broadway shows for over 50 years after beginning with the 1953 revue “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac.”

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 29 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9982258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cy Coleman (14 Jun 1929–18 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9982258, ; Maintained by Fred Beisser (contributor 46555840) Unknown.