Sammy Cahn
Date of Birth
Jun 18, 1913
Birth Place:
New York City, NY

Biography

American composer Sammy Cahn was one of the last of the "tin pan alley" school of tunesmiths. After five years of churning out specialty numbers and nightclub material, Cahn wrote his first film score for the 1940 Andrews Sisters/Ritz Brothers vehicle Argentine Nights. Inasmuch as the songs in this picture contained such lyrics as "Amigo we go riding tonight," Cahn had nowhere to go but up. His...