Gene de Paul

Biography

American Songwriters' Hall of Fame inductee Gene de Paul frequently collaborated with lyricist Don Raye and also with lyricist Johnny Mercer. With the latter, he penned the score and songs for the Broadway production Li'l Abner. The two also did the music for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In 1942, his song "Pigfoot Pete" was nominated for an Oscar. In addition to writing songs, he has also...