Oscar-winning songwriter of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing. He wrote many of Hollywood's biggest song hits.
He became a dance instructor in New York after serving in the Navy, eventually transitioning to songwriting instead.
He won a total of three Academy Awards for Best Original Song and was nominated 14 times.
He was born in New York City, the son of Myron Webster and his wife Pauline Stonehill Webster.
His first hit song I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) was not for a movie, but for legendary jazzman Duke Ellington.