Mort Lindsey

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Mort Lindsey, (born Morton Lippman; March 21, 1923, Newark, New Jersey – May 4, 2012, Malibu, California), was an orchestrator, composer, pianist, conductor and musical director for Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Pat Boone, and Merv Griffin.[1]

He attended Newark Arts High School.[2] He later attended Columbia University, earning a doctoral degree in music education.

Lindsey was a composer of motion picture scores including I Could Go On Singing, The Best Man, Real Life, Stolen Hours, Gay Purr-ee and Cats Don't Dance which he composed the song Tell Me Lies. He won an Emmy Award for Barbra Streisand in Central Park.


  1. ^ "BBC News - Composer Mort Lindsey dies at the age of 89". Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ A Brief History, Newark Arts High School; accessed August 10, 2008.

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