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Born in Portland, Maine, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameWilliam Holt

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("Lemon Tree", "Those Were the Days", "One of Those Songs"), composer, singer, guitarist, director and producer, educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Williams College and the Richard Dyer Bennett School of Minstrelsy. He was a singer and guitarist in nightclubs, toured for Columbia Concerts and, eventually, co-founded St. Louis' Crystal Palace. He wrote, produced and appeared in the off-Broadway revue "Signs Along the Cynic Route", directed and appeared in "The World of Kurt Weill in Song", and he directed "Leonard Bernstein's Theatre Songs". Joining ASCAP in 1959, his other popular-song compositions include "Sinner Man", "Raspberries, Strawberries", "Daddy, Roll 'Em", "The Pergola", "Till the Birds Sing in the Morning", "Watching the World Go By", "Adieu, Madras", "Days of the Waltz", "Luv" and "Marieke".

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Spouse (2)

Dion Alden (1986 - 31 May 2015) ( his death)
Dolly Jonah (31 August 1956 - 14 July 1983) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (3)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1971 Tony Award as Best Lyrics (Musical) for "The Me Nobody Knows."
His father William was a doctor and his mother Marjorie was a piano player.
Served in the Air Force.

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