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Jimmy Kennedy (Composer)

Born: 20th July 1902, Omagh, Northern Ireland

Died: 6th April 1984, Cheltenham, England

Nationality: Northern Irish

James Kennedy, was a Northern Irish songwriter, predominantly a lyricist, putting words to existing music such as "Teddy Bears' Picnic" and "My Prayer", or co-writing with the composers Michael Carr, Wilhelm Grosz (who sometimes used the pen name, Hugh Williams), and Nat Simon, among others. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he wrote some 2000 songs, of which over 200 became worldwide hits and about 50 are popular music classics.

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