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Hugh Martin, 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' Songwriter, Dies At 96

March 13th, 2011 11:54am EDT
Hugh Martin | Photo Credits: Jesse Grant/WireImage
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" songwriter Hugh Martin has died. He was 96.

Martin is best known for composing the score to the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland famously performs the song that became a seasonal classic. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the film's "The Trolley Song."

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Celebrity Birthdays, December 1

December 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Bette Midler
Happy Birthday to British actress Emily Mortimer (1971), actor Jeremy Northam (1961), jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius (1951; d. 1987), Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), comedic/dramatic actress Bette Midler (1945), The Doors drummer John Densmore (1944), comedian Richard Pryor (1940; d. 2005), golfer Lee Trevino (1939), singer Lou Rawls (1935), comedian/director Woody Allen (1935), and stage actress Mary Martin (1913; d. 1990).
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Pioneers Of The 'Philly Sound' To Appear On 'The Today Show' Thursday April 5

April 4th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
Gamble and Huff
Legends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, world renowned songwriting team and music producers who collectively have hundreds of gold and platinum recordings for such hits as "For the Love of Money" and "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," the architects of "The Sound of Philadelphia"", will be featured on NBC's The Today Show on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 AM (EST).

The interview was taped at Gamble and Huff's famed Philadelphia-based studio, the home to Philadelphia International Records where the sounds of such artists, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls and Harold Melvin & Th...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 1

December 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Bette Midler
Happy Birthday to British actress Emily Mortimer (1971), actor Jeremy Northam (1961), jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius (1951; d. 1987), Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), comedic/dramatic actress Bette Midler (1945), The Doors drummer John Densmore (1944), comedian Richard Pryor (1940), golfer Lee Trevino (1939), singer Lou Rawls (1935), comedian/director Woody Allen (1935), and stage actress Mary Martin (1913; d. 1990).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 1

December 1st, 2005 3:00am EST
Woody Allen
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson (1977), British actress Emily Mortimer (1971), actor Jeremy Northam (1961), jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius (1951; d. 1987), Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), comedic/dramatic actress Bette Midler (1945), The Doors drummer John Densmore (1944), comedian Richard Pryor (1940), golfer Lee Trevino (1939), singer Lou Rawls (1935), comedian/director Woody Allen (1935), and stage actress Mary Martin (1913; d. 1990).
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