Jimmy Van Heusen Overview

Jimmy Van Heusen
Date of Birth
Jan 26, 1913
Birth Place:
Syracuse, NY


Songwriter/composer Jimmy Van Heusen (born Edward Chester Babcock) is known for writing such standards as "Swinging on a Star," "All the Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," and "High Hopes" (all of which won Oscars). Van Heusen started out at age 15 playing piano at a music publishing house. Following studies in piano and voice at Syracuse University, Van Heusen began working as a radio announcer. He...