Jay Livingston & Academy Award

Jay Livingston (March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was an American composer and singer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. 4.7/5

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Shirley Mitchell, the comic actress who played Marion Strong, Lucy Ricardo's friend with the cackling laugh, on the TV classic I Love Lucy, has died. She was 94. Mitchell, who is believed to be the last surviving adult castmember from the legendary CBS sitcom, died Nov. 11 of heart failure at her condominium in Westwood, her sister-in-law, the Oscar-nominated Sunset Blvd. actress Nancy Olson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell was the widow of Jay Livingston, the pop composer and lyricist who collaborated with Ray Evans on the Academy Award-winning songs “Mona Lisa” (performed by Nat King Cole), “Que Sera, Sera” (Doris Day) and “Buttons and Bows” (Bob Hope). The couple was married from 1992 until his death in 2001. Mitchell joined the cast of Lucille Ball’s I Love Lucy for the 1953-54 season and appeared in three episodes. In one, “Lucy Tells the Truth,” Marion gets frank opinions about her new hat and her laugh during the girls’ weekly bridge game. (Lucy has bet Fred and Ethel Mert ...
"Tammy" is a popular song with music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. It was published in 1957 and debuted in the film Tammy and the Bachelor. It was nominated for the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
"Mona Lisa" is a song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). It won the Academy Award for Best...
The Story Behind the Song: In 1956 Doris Day performed "Que Sera, Sera ~ Whatever Will Be, Will Be" *Songwriter's Jay Livingston & Ray Evans. The song was chosen for an upcoming Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Preferring another song, she skipped the recording session. At the studio's insistence, she relented saying "That's the last time you'll ever hear that song!" Fate intervened, the song captured an Academy Award for Best Original Song & became Doris Day's signature song! This story sheds light on today's world when there are moments we all say, "Whatever Will Be, Will Be - the future's not our's to see ~ "Que Sera, Sera. Lesson learned; True, we don't know what the future holds, but we do know WHO holds our future!
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