Sammy Cahn Biography

Songwriter, Pianist (1913–1993)
Musician Sammy Cahn was an Oscar-winning lyricist of American standards like "High Hopes," "Love and Marriage" and "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow."


Born on June 18, 1913, in New York, New York, Sammy Cahn was one of his era's top song lyricists with hits for Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Working with Jule Styne and Jimmy Van Heusen, Cahn penned music for film and earned many Academy Award nominations, winning four for tunes like "High Hopes" and "Call Me Irresponsible." Having also starred in a one-man Broadway show, Cahn died on January 15, 1993.


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