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Thread #94245   Message #2954716
Posted By: GUEST
29-Jul-10 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
Subject: RE: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
Irving Gordon was a close friend of mine. He wrote "Unforgettable" (for which he won a Grammy). He wrote hundreds of other songs such as Prelude to a Kiss, and Throw Mamma from the Train A Kiss A Kiss, and the score to the movie The Third Man (under a false name).
He also wrote comedy routines for the Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. He scored Walter Matthau's first movie, the Kentuckian.

He is the the only man in history to be in the songwriters hall of fame and the baseball hall of fame (for writing the Abbot & Costello routine Who's on First?)

I don't use the word genius lightly. He was a genius.

Jeff Simon