Burton Lane

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Birthday
2, 1912
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 5, 1997 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1912
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 5, 1997 (84)

About

Known for Broadway musicals Finian's Rainbow and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He scored more than 30 movies.

Before Fame

He studied classical piano as a young boy. He was commissioned by famed theatrical producers the Shuberts to write music for Greenwich Village Follies, a revue.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

Family Life

He married Marian Seaman in 1935.

Associated With

He discovered Judy Garland when she was still known as Frances Gumm and was only 13. Her rendition of Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart caught his attention and prompted him to call MGM music department head Jack Robbins.