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Sammy Cahn

Also Credited As: Samuel Cohen
 
Date Of Birth:
June 18, 1913
Date Of Death:
January 15, 1993 (79)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 18, 1913
Date of Death: January 15, 1993 (79)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
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Photos

Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held  Photo

Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held on March 28, 1982 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

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Date:
12/29/2019
Carol Channing, Jerry Herman and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held  Photo

Carol Channing, Jerry Herman and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held on March 28, 1982 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

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Date:
12/29/2019
Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn in New York City, 1982. Photo

Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn in New York City, 1982.

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01/18/2019
Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend a Gala on March 1, 1982 in New York City.  Photo

Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend a Gala on March 1, 1982 in New York City.

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Date:
01/18/2019
Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held  Photo

Jerry Herman, Carol Channing and Sammy Cahn attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame held on March 28, 1982 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

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Date:
01/18/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

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Additional Music
Lyricist
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Composer/Lyricist
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Sammy Cahn Biography

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.

Sammy Cahn Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Sammy CahnWords and Music
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1974 - Special Awards Gold Star
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Theatre World Awards - 1974 - Performance Gold Star
Sammy CahnSpecial Award
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Sammy Cahn, Walking Happy

Sammy Cahn News

Box Office Is Now Open For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Photo Box Office Is Now Open For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens today at 10 AM for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. A Beautiful Noise will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Neil Diamond's 'A Neil Diamond Christmas' to Be Released on 2 LP, 2 CD & 1 CD Photo Neil Diamond's 'A Neil Diamond Christmas' to Be Released on 2 LP, 2 CD & 1 CD
by Michael Major - Sep 16, 2022

A Neil Diamond Christmas will appear in four physical configurations: 2LP 180-gram black vinyl, an exclusive, limited-edition gold opaque 2LP 180-gram vinyl, 2CD, and 1CD. All of the tracks on A Neil Diamond Christmas have been newly remastered under the artist’s direction by Neil’s longtime engineer, Bernie Becker.

Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now  Photo Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now That I Have Everything'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Celia Berk, the multi-award winning vocalist, has just released her much anticipated third studio album, Now That I Have Everything. Music Director/Pianist Tedd Firth revives the classic format of the Nat King Cole trio with bassists David Finck and Jay Leonhart and guitarist Matt Munisteri, along with percussionist Rex Benincasa on several tracks.

The Museum Club at The Wick to Open with Gala Performance by Christine Andreas This W Photo The Museum Club at The Wick to Open with Gala Performance by Christine Andreas This Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022

The Wick Costume Museum has undergone a dramatic high-tech transformation, resulting in a stunning new venue, rechristened The Museum Club at The Wick. The completely renovated space will feature immersive video experiences, historic costume displays, dining, and entertainment. The Gala Grand Opening is Friday, September 16, and includes an intimate concert by Christine Andreas.

Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & More to Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DI Photo Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & More to Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

The cast has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical which will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

Billy Stritch Returns to Crazy Coqs With 'Billy Stritch: Cy Coleman Revisited' Photo Billy Stritch Returns to Crazy Coqs With 'Billy Stritch: Cy Coleman Revisited'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Billy Stritch returns to Crazy Coqs with a band new show spotlighting the music of legendary tunesmith, Cy Coleman. He'll be joined this time by a swinging jazz trio – all the better to perfectly celebrate one of Broadway and pop music's jazziest composers.

Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st Photo Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 13, 2022

Fresh on the heels of smash-hit cabaret show Celia Berk will release a new album on the Grammercy Nightengale Music label.

Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist DO'A Unveils Debut Album 'higher Grounds' Photo Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist DO'A Unveils Debut Album 'higher Grounds'
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

DO'A, vocalist-guitarist-pianist-composer and, that's right, mathematician, has just released a stirring debut album entitled higher grounds with jazz record label Outside in Music. Known for her emotional integrity, the multi-hyphenate artist pulls from a deep sonic well to produce what she calls 'melodies for the soul'.

Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist DO'A Unveils Debut Album HIGHER GROUNDS Photo Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist DO'A Unveils Debut Album HIGHER GROUNDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

DO'A, vocalist-guitarist-pianist-composer and, that's right, mathematician, has just released a stirring debut album entitled higher grounds with jazz record label Outside in Music.

Review: EYAL VILNER BIG BAND - THE JAM! ALBUM RELEASE EVENT at Birdland by Guest Revi Photo Review: EYAL VILNER BIG BAND - THE JAM! ALBUM RELEASE EVENT at Birdland by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 12, 2022

Theater Pizzazz reviewer and jazz devotee Andrew Poretz joins Broadway World Cabaret for the night, as he covers the album release party for JAM!, the new CD from the Eyal Vilner Big Band.

Sammy Cahn Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2019

This week, New York City Center presents the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - May 4, 2019

Next week, New York City Center will present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOE VideoBWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 29, 2019

New York City Center will soon present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Solitary Man' at Former High School
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 28, 2014

Neil Diamond recently stopped by his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, in Brooklyn, to perform a set of some of his most beloved hits, both new and old. Check out his performance of 'Solitary Man' below!

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Something Blue', 'Sweet Caroline' on TODAY; Reveals Secret on Iconic Classic
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2014

Neil Diamond stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform his new single 'Something Blue,' as well as his classic 'Sweet Caroline.'

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue' on Graham Norton Show
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 13, 2014

Below, watch the legendary singer perform his new single 'Something Blue' on a recent episode of the UK's The Graham Norton Show!

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Music Video for Neil Diamond's 'Something Blue'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2014

Below, watch the official music video for Neil Diamond's brand-new song, 'Something Blue,' the lead single from Diamond's upcoming album Melody Road, set for release October 21.

BWW TV: Patti's Back! Watch Preview from Patti LuPone's THE LADY WITH THE TORCH at 54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 23, 2014

In an evening, conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone will perform an eclectic collection of torch songs by songwriters including Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn,Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described the show as 'a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art.' BroadwayWorld was there for a special press preview with Patti and you can check out a sneak peek of the concert below!

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs Boston Red Sox Anthem SWEET CAROLINE at Fenway Park
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 21, 2013

Neil Diamond made a special trip to Boston on Saturday, to perform the Red Sox's anthem, SWEET CAROLINE, at Fenway Park. Check out his performance below!

STAGE TUBE: Justin Bieber & Usher Perform at NBC's CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2011

NBC celebrated the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with a live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday, November 30th. The star-studded holiday special featured performances by Neil Diamond, Big Time Rush, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.


Sammy Cahn Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sammy Cahn been in?
Sammy Cahn has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Sammy Cahn been in?
Sammy Cahn has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sammy Cahn been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Words and Music , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Walking Happy .

What awards has Sammy Cahn won?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards)and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award.

How many shows has Sammy Cahn written?
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).