Bill Giant

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Bill Giant (March 2, 1930 – November 26, 1987) was a songwriter whose work included over 40 songs for Elvis Presley.

Biography[edit]

Giant grew up in New York City and was known as Bill (Harvey) Zimmerman. He was part of the popular songwriting team Giant, Baum and Kaye, writing songs with Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. The majority of their work was used in Presley movies, although their most popular recording was "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" which reached No.3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No.1 on the U.K. singles chart in 1963. They were also credited with writing the American version of Osamu Tezuka's anime "Kimba the White Lion" (1965). Bill Giant became a realtor in Middlesex County, N.J. in his later years.

Other Works[edit]

His other works include songs in the following films:

  • "Roustabout"
  • "Viva Las Vegas"
  • "Fun in Acapulco"
  • "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
  • "It Happened at the World's Fair"
  • "Kissin' Cousins"
  • "Girl Happy"
  • "Harum Scarum"
  • "Frankie and Johnny"
  • "Paradise-Hawaiian Style"
  • "Spinout"
  • "Easy Come, Easy Go"
  • "Double Trouble"
  • "Live a Little-Love a Little"