Sammy Cahn

Born: June 18, 1913 | Died: January 15, 1993    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn was nominated for more than 30 Oscars, and won four times. His songs were recorded by virtually every major singer. And he wrote some of the best known of all popular songs.

He was born Samuel Cohen in New York on June 18, 1913 into a family of Jewish immigrants from Polish Galicia, and spent his childhood on the Lower East Side. He attended Seward Park High School. Early on, he learned to play the violin, and from the time he was fourteen he played in local Bar Mitzvah bands. While still in his teens, he played the violin in pit bands of burlesque houses. He became friendly with fellow band-member, pianist Saul Chaplin, and they began writing songs together. At first they wrote specialty numbers for vaudeville acts. Then, in 1935 they wrote “Rhythm Is Our Business” for the Jimmy Lunceford Band. Lunceford recorded it, and it became the Lunceford Band's theme song. In 1936 they had another success with “Until The Real Thing Comes Along”....
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1960 Ain't That a Kick in the Head
1957 All the Way
1958 All My Tomorrows
1973 All That Love Went to Waste
1973 Amor Mio
1944 And Then You Kissed Me
1944 As Long As There Is Music
1954 Autumn in Rome
1963 Ballad of Johnny Cool, The
1950 Be My Love
1952 Because You're Mine
1937 Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
1959 Best of Everything, The
1962 Boys' Night Out, The
1947 Brooklyn Bridge
1963 Call Me Irresponsible
1947 Can't You Just See Yourself
1944 Charm of You, The
1954 Christmas Waltz, The
1963 Come Blow Your Horn
1959 Come Dance With Me
1958 Come Fly With Me
1944 Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
Come Waltz With Me
Crazy Love
1946 Day By Day
Dick Haymes, Dick Todd and Como
1964 Don't Be a Do-Badder
1948 Ever Homeward
1948 Every Day I Love You
1958 Every Day's a Holiday in Paris
1965 Everybody Has the Right to be Wrong
1953 Face to Face
1946 Five Minutes More
1952 Good Little Girls Go to Heaven
1944 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
1956 Hey! Jealous Lover
1959 High Hopes
How Are Ya Fixed for Love?
1947 I Believe
I Could Make You Care
1973 I Couldn't Care Less
1944 I Fall in Love Too Easily
1964 I Like to Lead When I Dance
1945 I Should Care
1957 I Still Get Jealous
I Wouldn't Trade Christmas
If It's the Last Thing I Do
1955 I'll Never Stop Loving You
1965 I'll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her
1944 I'll Walk Alone
1945 I'm Glad I Waited for You
1955 Impatient Years, The
It Gets Lonely Early
1963 It's a Darn Good Thing
1945 It's Been a Long, Long Time
1948 It's Magic
1958 It's Nice to Go Trav'ling
1947 It's the Same Old Dream
1948 It's You or No One
1942 I've Heard That Song Before
1944 Keep Your Powder Dry
1959 Last Dance, The
1946 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
1973 Let Me Try Again
Look of Love, The
1955 Look to Your Heart
1955 Love and Marriage
Love Makes Us Whatever We Want to Be
1964 Mister Booze
1964 My Kind of Town
1975 My Little Friend
Name It and It's Yours
1973 Night Has Many Eyes, The
No One Cares
1958 Nothing in Common
1973 Nudge Me
1951 Oh, He Looked Like He Might Buy Wine
Old Fashioned Christmas, An
1958 Only the Lonely
1965 Opposites
1955 Our Town
1947 Papa, Won't You Dance With Me?
1938 Please Be Kind
1959 Pocket Full of Miracles
1944 Poor Little Rhode Island
1948 Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em with a Ribbon
1935 Rhythm Is Our Business
1935 Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes
1955 Same Old Saturday Night
Same Old Song and Dance, The
1944 Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night in the Week
Saving Myself for You
Say Hello
1951 Second Star to the Right
1960 Second Time Around, The
September of My Years, The
1933 Shake Your Head from Side to Side
1936 Shoe Shine Boy
So Long, My Love
1944 Some Other Time
1976 Somehow
1968 Star
1964 Style
1955 Teach Me Tonight
1957 Tender Trap, The
1944 There Goes That Song Again
1959 They Came to Cordura
1947 Things We Did Last Summer, The
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
1947 Time After Time
1958 To Love and Be Loved
1973 Touch of Class
1942 Trinidad
1936 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
1943 Vict'ry Polka
1962 Walking Happy
1944 What Makes the Sunset?
When No One Cares
When Somebody Loves You
1944 Where Did You Learn to Love?
1964 Where Love Has Gone
1950 Wonder Why
You, My Love
You Never Had It So Good
1939 You're a Lucky Guy
1947 You're My Girl

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