Ervin Drake

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Birthday
3, 1919
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 15, 2015 (95)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1919
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 15, 2015 (95)

About

Best known for composing It Was a Very Good Year and I Believe, two American Songbook standards.

Before Fame

He graduated from the City College of New York with a bachelor of arts degree in social science in 1940.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Family Life

He was born to Max Druckman and Pearl Cohen. His younger brother Arnold Drake was a popular comic book writer for industry stalwarts DC and Marvel.

Associated With

His song It Was a Very Good Year was covered by such legends as Frank Sinatra and William Shatner.