Charles Kenny

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This article is about the American composer. For the English cricketer, see Charles Kenny (cricketer). For the founder of McClatchy Newspapers, see Charles Kenny McClatchy.
Charles Kenny
Birth name Charles Francis Kenny
Born (1898-06-23)June 23, 1898
Astoria, New York, United States
Died January 20, 1992(1992-01-20)
Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
Occupation(s) Composer, author, violinist

Charles Francis Kenny (June 23, 1898 – January 20, 1992) was an American composer, author, and violinist. His hit songs include "There's A Gold Mine In The Sky", "Love Letters in the Sand", "Laughing at Life", and "Because It's Your Birthday Today", which he wrote with his brother Nick Kenny. The birthday song was made popular in the Our Gang episode Practical Jokers.