Arthur Johnston (composer)

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Arthur Johnston
Born (1898-01-10)January 10, 1898
Died May 1, 1954(1954-05-01) (aged 56)
Occupation(s) Composer
Associated acts Bing Crosby, Irving Berlin, Johnny Burke, Sam Coslow

Arthur Johnston (January 10, 1898 – May 1, 1954) was a composer known for such works as “Mandy, Make Up Your Mind,” "Pennies From Heaven," and many others. He worked for a time with Irving Berlin, Johnny Burke, Sam Coslow, and Bing Crosby.

Johnston and Burke were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "Pennies From Heaven".[1]

Major songs[edit]

  • "Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant For Me)"—lyrics by Sam Coslow
  • "Black Moonlight"—lyrics by Sam Coslow
  • "Cocktails for Two"—lyrics by Sam Coslow
  • "Lotus Blossom"—lyrics by Sam Coslow
  • "My Old Flame"—lyrics by Sam Coslow
  • "Pennies From Heaven"—lyrics by Johnny Burke
  • "One, Two, Button Your Shoe"—lyrics by Johnny Burke

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