Alec Wilder


Birthday February 16, 1907

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Florida

DEATH DATE Dec 24, 1980 (73)

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Known for I'll Be Around, While We're Young, and Where Do You Go? He also wrote classical music and invented his own puzzles.

Before Fame

He studied with composers Herman Inch and Edward Royce of the Eastman School of Music, although he never actually enrolled or graduated from the institution.


He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame three years after his death.

Family Life

He was emancipated from his family as a teenager.

Associated With

He was close friends with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Peggy Lee.