Sammy Fain

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Birthday
17, 1902
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 6, 1989 (87)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1902
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 6, 1989 (87)

About

Composed for more than 30 films from the 1930s to 1950s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song nine times and won twice.

Before Fame

He starred with Artie Dunn in a 1923 short film that used director Lee De Forest's Phonofilm sound-on-film technology. He was once a staff pianist for publisher Jack Mills.

Trivia

He won an Oscar for Secret Love from 1954's Calamity Jane and for Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing from the 1955 film of the same name.

Family Life

He married Sally Fox in 1941, but they divorced in 1949. The couple had one child together.

Associated With

His Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing was covered by numerous artists, ranging from Ringo Starr to Nat King Cole.