Al Stillman

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Al Stillman
Birth name Albert Silverman
Born (1906-06-26)June 26, 1906
New York City, U.S.A.
Died 1979
Occupation(s) Lyricist
Associated acts Robert Allen, Ernesto Lecuona

Al Stillman (June 26, 1906 – 1979) was an American lyricist.

Biography[edit]

Stillman was born in New York City. His name was originally Albert Silverman, but changed it to that of a well-known New York banking family[citation needed]. He was Jewish.[1] He attended New York University. After graduation, he contributed to Franklin P. Adams' newspaper column, and in 1933 became a staff writer at Radio City Music Hall, a position he held for almost 40 years.

Stillman collaborated with a number of composers: Fred Ahlert, Robert Allen, Percy Faith, George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona, Paul McGrane, Kay Swift, and Arthur Schwartz. Many of his collaborations with Allen were major hits in the 1950s for The Four Lads; the Stillman/Allen team also wrote hit songs for Perry Como and Johnny Mathis.

Stillman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.

Songs for which Stillman wrote lyrics[edit]

Music by Robert Allen[edit]

Perry Como hits[edit]

Four Lads hits[edit]

Johnny Mathis hits[edit]

Music by Ernesto Lecuona[edit]

Others[edit]

Stage shows with scores by Stillman[edit]

  • Howdy
  • Icetime of 1948
  • It Happens on Ice
  • Mr. Ice
  • Stars on Ice
  • Virginia

Movies to which Stillman contributed songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). "The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs". InterfaithFamily. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  2. ^ Twist & Shout: The Golden Age of American Rock 'N Roll Volume III 1960-1963. Pierian Press. 2002. p. 272. ISBN 978-0964658844. 

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