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Sammy Fain

voc, 1902-1989 US, New York City
Singer / Composer of Soundtrack
A.k.a. Samuel E. Feinberg

American composer of popular music (aka Sam E. Fein). Born: 17 June 1902 in NYC, New York, USA. Died: 6 December 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA (aged 87). Fain worked extensively in collaboration with Irving Kahal. Together they wrote classics such as "Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella". Another lyricist who collaborated with Fain was Lew Brown, with whom he wrote "That Old Feeling". His Broadway credits also include "Everybody's Welcome", "Right This Way", "Hellzapoppin'", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Flahooley", "Ankles Aweigh", "Christine", and "Something More". Fain also composed music for more than 30 films in the 1930s to 1950s. He was nominated for the best Original Song Oscar nine times, winning twice, with "Secret Love" from "Calamity Jane" in 1954 and with "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" from the movie of the same title in 1955. Fain wrote the second theme to the TV series "Wagon Train" in 1958, which was called "(Roll Along) Wagon Train". He co-wrote both songs with Paul Francis Webster, another long-time collaborator. He also contributed to the song scores for the animated films "Walt Disney's Alice In Wonderland" (1951), and other Walt Disney films "Peter Pan" (1963), and "The Rescuers" (1977). Fain died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, and is interred at Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, New Jersey. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1972.

     
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Spoken Word
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Fantasmic! - From Fantasmic! (Disneyland) on Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland by Various Artists
The Fantasyland Darkride Suite - From "Fantasyland" on Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland by Various Artists
A very Precious Love on Marjorie Morningstar by Gene Kelly, MGM Studio Orchestra & Max Steiner
Beyond the Laughing Sky on The Lost Chords: Peter Pan by Various Artists
Finale on Marjorie Morningstar by Gene Kelly, MGM Studio Orchestra & Max Steiner
Love Is A Many Splendored Things on Women in Love by Various Artists
Banking On the Weather / a Great Big Bunch of You on All of Me by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Rescuers: Songs From The Rescuers And The Rescuers Down UnderBruce Broughton, Carol Connors, Sammy Fain2002Compil.
Walt Disney's The RescuersSammy Fain, Ayn Robbins, Carol Connors1977Album
Alice in WonderlandSammy Fain, Art Carney, Jack Albertson1951Album
Watching My Dreams Go By / Just Can't Be Bothered With MeSammy Fain1930Album
(The One I Love) Just Can't Be Bothered With Me / Watching My Dreams Go BySammy Fain1930Album
Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Gang Of Mine) / Love Me Or Leave MeSammy Fain1929Album
Mamma's Grown Young, Papa's Grown Old / There Ain't So Very Much To LizJack Kaufman, Frank Bessinger and Sammy FainAlbum
Secret Love / The Black Hills Of DakotaDoris Day, Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster, Pay HeindorfAlbum
Alice Au Pays Des MerveillesLouis Sauvat, Sammy FainSingle
Ankles AweighBetty Kean, Jane Kean, Lew Parker, Mark Dawson, Gabriel Dell, Betty George, Sammy FainAlbum
Ankles AweighBetty Kean, Jane Kean, Lew Parker, Mark Dawson, Gabriel Dell, Betty George - Sammy FainAlbum
Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles / Histoire De "Blanche Neige Et Les 7 Nains"Louis Sauvat, Sammy Fain, Frank ChurchillAlbum
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