Sammy Cahn

Also Credited As: Samuel Cohen

Date of Death: January 15, 1993 (79)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Samuel Cohen (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993), known professionally as Sammy Cahn, was an American lyricist, songwriter, and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs, as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He and his collaborators had a series of hit recordings with Frank Sinatra during the singer's tenure at Capitol Records, but also enjoyed hits with Dean Martin, Doris Day and many others. He played the piano and violin, and won an Oscar four times for his songs, including the popular hit "Three Coins in the Fountain".
Among his most enduring songs is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", cowritten with Jule Styne in 1945.

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Sammy Cahn has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Sammy Cahn has not appeared in the West End

Sammy Cahn has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for his role in "Words and Music." He also received Special Awards from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Cahn was nominated for Performance at the Theatre World Awards, where he received a Special Award. He was also nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for his work on "Walking Happy."

Sammy Cahn has won Special Awards from the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Performance awards from the Theatre World Awards for his Special Award.

Sammy Cahn has written 14 shows including Glad to See You (Lyricist), High Button Shoes (Composer/Lyricist), Two's Company (Lyricist), The Littlest Revue (Lyricist), Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden (Lyricist), Les Poupees De Paris (Lyricist), Skyscraper (Lyricist), Walking Happy (Lyricist), Look to the Lilies (Lyricist), Words & Music (Bookwriter), Bojangles (Lyricist), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Lyricist), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist).

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