Johnny Burke
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1908

Biography

American lyricist Johnny Burke was once a performer in vaudeville and in the Ziegfeld Follies. He also appeared in musicals during the late '20s and early '30s. He began penning songs for Hollywood movies and popular songs in the mid-'30s. Among his hits are "Moonlight Becomes You." In 1940, Burke began a long-term partnership with James Van Heusen and in 1944 won an Oscar for their song,...