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), and for the musical television specials Miss Chicken Little (1953), Pinocchio (1957). 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."
- William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder scores, 1930-1991 Music Division, The New York Public Library.
- William Engvick obituary and Miss Chicken Little
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