Sam M. Lewis

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Sam M. Lewis
Lewis in 1919
Lewis in 1919
Background information
Birth nameSamuel M. Levine
Born(1885-10-25)October 25, 1885
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 1959(1959-11-22) (aged 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.

Sam M. Lewis (October 25, 1885 – November 22, 1959)[1] was an American singer and lyricist.


Lewis was born Samuel M. Levine in New York City, United States.[1] He began his music career by singing in cafés throughout New York City, and began writing songs in 1912. He wrote numerous songs, and collaborated with other songwriters, most frequently with Joe Young, but also with Fred Ahlert, Walter Donaldson, Bert Grant, Harry Warren, Jean Schwartz, Ted Fio Rito, J. Fred Coots, Ray Henderson, Victor Young, Peter DeRose, Harry Akst, and Maurice Abrahams.[2] He also contributed to the Broadway musical The Laugh Parade, and Hollywood musicals such as Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep, The Singing Fool, Wolf Song, and Spring is Here. His songs have been used in more modern movies, such as Big Fish and The Pelican Brief. Sam Lewis was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1914, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in New York City.[1] He is interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, in The Bronx, New York City.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 1476/7. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ "High-High-High Up In The Hills :: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection". Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music (Volume 2). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 461, 465, 536, 583, 641, 669, 758, 773, 796, 818, 822. ISBN 978-0-7864-2799-4.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music (Volume 1). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 109, 123, 141, 219, 237, 2424, 300, 327, 426, 428. ISBN 978-0-7864-2798-7.

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