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    Adair, Tom (15th June 1913-24th May 1988)

    He was a composer, songwriter and screenwriter born Thomas Montgomery Adair in Newton, Kansas.  He studied at Los Angeles Junior College and wrote music for Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and several radio shows.   He composed well over 300 songs, often in collaboration with Matt Dennis or Gordon Jenkins, such as  " Let's Get Away From It All", "In the Blue of the Evening", and "There's No You" which were recorded and achieved successful for artists including Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughan.  His compositions for film and television include the music for The Ann Sothern Show, Hazel and The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show and his screenwriting included episodes for the TV series Hogan's Heroes, Laredo, The Munsters and My Favourite Martian.  He died in Honolulu, Hawaii aged 74.

     

    Frank Sinatra Recordings

    Let's Get Away From It All (Tom Adair/Matt Dennis)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://nfo.net/cal/ta1.html
    2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010480/

     

     

     

     

     

     



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