Sidney Keith Russell, known as Bob Russell (25 April 1914 - February 1970) was an American songwriter born in Passaic, New Jersey. Events 1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar. Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Although he was primarily a lyricist who collaborated with composers, he was, on occasion, a composer who collaborated with lyricists. Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing
In 1968, Russell along with songwriting partner Quincy Jones was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category (for the film Banning). Quincy Delight Jones Jr (born March 14, 1933) also known as Q, is an American Music Impresario, conductor "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The following year, both he and Jones were nominated again in the same category (for the Sidney Poitier film For Love of Ivy). Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (ˈpwɑːtie born February 20, 1927) is an Oscar - Golden Globe - BAFTA - and Grammy For Love of Ivy is a 1968 romantic comedy film directed by Daniel Mann.
He attended Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) where he was roommates with Sidney Sheldon the novelist. Sidney Sheldon ( February 11 1917 &ndash January 30 2007) was an Academy Award -winning American writer who won awards in Then Bob went to work as an advertising copywriter. He then turned to writing special material for vaudeville acts, and then for movie studios, ultimately writing complete scores for two movies: Jack and the Beanstalk and Reach for Glory. Vaudeville was a Genre of variety entertainment prevalent on the stage in the United States and Canada, from the early 1880s The latter of these received the Locarno International Film Festival prize in 1962. The Locarno International Film Festival is an international Film festival held annually in the city of Locarno, Switzerland in the canton of Ticino The year 1962 in film involved some significant events Events Dr A number of other movies featured compositions by Russell: Affair in Trinidad, Blue Gardenia, The Girl Can’t Help It, The Girl Most Likely, Matter of Who, Meet Captain Kidd, Sound-Off, That Midnight Kiss, and Ticket to Tomahawk. Affair in Trinidad ( 1952) is a Film produced by Hayworth's Beckworth Corporation released by Columbia Pictures, and starring Rita The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 Black-and-white Film noir directed by Fritz Lang. The Girl Most Likely ( 1957) is a musical about a woman who ends up engaged to three men at the same time That Midnight Kiss ( 1949) was the screen debut of Tenor Mario Lanza, also starring Kathryn Grayson, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In the movies The Girl Most Likely, Blue Gardenia, and Matter of Who, Russell's compositions included the title songs.
Among his collaborators were Lou Alter, Peter De Rose, Duke Ellington, Bronislaw Kaper, Lester Lee, Carl Sigman, Harold Spina, and Harry Warren. Peter DeRose ( March 10, 1900 – April 23, 1953) was an American Hall of Fame composer of Jazz and Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29 1899 &ndash May 24 1974 was an American Composer, Pianist, and Bandleader. Bronisław Kaper ( February 5, 1902, Warsaw - April 26, 1983, Beverly Hills, California) was a Polish Carl Sigman ( September 24, 1909 &ndash September 26, 2000) was a major American songwriter Harold Spina ( 21 June 1906 &ndash 11 Aug 1997) was an American Composer of popular songs Harry Warren ( December 24, 1893 &ndash September 22, 1981; born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna in Brooklyn, New York
In 1970 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. Russell died from cancer in February of 1970. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 2004 he was posthumously awarded the ASCAP lifetime achievement award in "Pop" music. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Russell's wife, Hannah Russell (b. 1913 d. 2002), was also a composer of children's movies and songs. Bob Russell's brother-in-law was legendary songwriter Bud Green (b. Bud Green ( 19 November, 1897 - 2 January, 1981) was an Austrian -born Songwriter. 1897 d. 1981) who wrote such classics as Sentimental Journey, Once In A While, and Alabamy Bound. One of Russell's daughters, Simohn Spearitt (b. 1945), is an author, who wrote Pink Rose Bush, a self-esteem book for children. She is also an artist who now resides in Mexico. His grandson is singer/songwriter/producer Luther Russell (b. Luther Russell (born 1970 has been putting out records since 1991 initially as lead singer/songwriter of his old band The Freewheelers who made two albums for DGC and American respectively 1970). His granddaughter, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, is art director Savannah Spirit and publisher of her online magazine "Fuel" (b. 1975).