- George David Weiss
George David Weiss (born
April 9, 1921) is an American songwriterand President of the Songwriters Guild of America.
He was born in
New York, New Yorkto a Jewishfamily. He originally planned a career as a lawyeror accountant, but out of a love for music he was led to attend the Juilliard School of Music, developing his skills in writing and arranging. After leaving school, he became an arranger for such big bands as those of Stan Kenton, Vincent Lopez, and Johnny Richards.
He was a very prolific songwriter during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, with many of his songs reaching high places on the charts. Although he worked with many collaborators, the largest proportion of his well-known songs were written with
Collaborations on three Broadway musicals were among his compositions. "Mr. Wonderful" was written in 1956 with
Jerry Bockand Larry Holofcener. The Broadway production starred Sammy Davis, Jr." First Impressions" was based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." It was written in 1959, with Bo Goldmanand Glenn Paxton. " Maggie Flynn" was written in 1968, with Hugo Perettiand Luigi Creatore. It was set in New York during the Civil War, and the Broadway production starred Shirley Jonesand Jack Cassidy. In addition, Weiss and Will Severincomposed the family musical, "A Tale of Cinderella," which was first presented in December 1994 at the Theater Institute in Troy, New Yorkand filmed for presentation on PBS.
He was inducted into the
Songwriters Hall of Famein 1984.
In 2006 a court settlement was reached regarding royalties for the worldwide rights of the song "
The Lion Sleeps Tonight," which was based on a 1939 song by Solomon Linda.
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