William Engvick

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Bill Engvick playing piano in 1937.

William Engvick (July 1, 1914 – September 4, 2012) was an American lyricist,[1] many of whose compositions appear in films.[2]

Engvick graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1937. He is best known for his collaborations with composer Alec Wilder; they produced songs for the Broadway musical Once Over Lightly (1942),[3] and for the musical television specials Miss Chicken Little (1953), Pinocchio (1957).[4] and Hansel and Gretel (1958), Engvick was also responsible for a number of English language lyrics to songs originally composed in French like Give me More (Donnez-moi tout ça) by Henri Betti (music) and André Hornez (lyrics). Among his lyrics in this category were "The Song from Moulin Rouge" and "I'll Remember Today."

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