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songwriter.

Paul Francis Webster, American songwriter. Award A; Award 1953, 55, 65, gold medal Photoplay mag; award 1956, Diploma di Onore Messina, Italy 1956, Limelight Film Critics award 1961, Grammy award 1965, Laurel award 1965, elected to Songwriter’s Hall Fame 1972); award of Merit 1966), Writers Guild American (honorary.

Background

Webster, Paul Francis was born on December 20, 1907 in New York City. Son of Myron Lawrence and Blanche Pauline (Stonehill) Webster.

Education

Student, Horace Mann School, also New York University, 1924-1927, Cornell Univercity, summer 1925. Student Prince, Merry Widow, Calamity Jane, Great Caruso, The Alamo, Guns at Navarone, Tender Is the Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, Raintree County.

Career

Composer: songs Masquerade, 1932, Reflections in the Water, My Moonlight Madonna, 1933, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, 1934.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: songs Masquerade, 1932, Reflections in the Water, My Moonlight Madonna, 1933, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, 1934. Co-author: scores for motion pictures The Sandpiper. Co-author: scores for motion pictures Giant, Friendly Persuasion, Rose Marie, Student Prince, Merry Widow, Calamity Jane, Great Caruso, The Alamo, Guns at Navarone, Tender Is the Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, Raintree County.

      Co-author also others. Songs for the stage musical Jump for Joy, 1940. Songs for films and stage include The Shadow of Your Smile.

      Co-author: songs for films and stage include Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Somewhere, My Love, I’ll Walk With God, Secret Love, I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good, Lamplighter’s Serenade, Loveliest Night of the Year, The Green Leaves of Summer, A Certain Smile. Co-author also collaborated with, Oscar Strauss and. Co-author: songs for films and stage include The Twelfth of Never, April Love.

      Co-author also collaborated with, Rudolph Friml and, Hoagy Carmichael, Franz Lehar, Sammy Fain, Jerome Kern, others. (Recipient Best Song Award A.S.C.A.P. 1934, Academy Award 1953, 55, 65, gold medal Photoplay magazine 1955, bronze plaque Down-Beat magazine 1955, Best Song 1956, Song Hit of the Year, Radio and television Daily award 1956, Diploma di Onore Messina, Italy 1956, Limelight Film Critics award 1961, Grammy award 1965, Laurel award 1965, elected to Songwriter’s Hall Fame 1972). Author: The Children’s Music Box, 1945.

Membership

Member A.S.C.A.P. (award of Merit 1966), Writers Guild American (honorary life), Songwriter’s Protective Association, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Gloria Lenore Benguiat, June 10, 1937. Children: Guy Michael, Roger Edmund.

father:
Myron Lawrence Webster

mother:
Blanche Pauline (Stonehill) Webster

spouse:
Gloria Lenore Benguiat

children:
Guy Michael Webster

Roger Edmund Webster