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Sunny Skylar
Birth: Oct. 13, 1913
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2009

Composer, Lyricist, Singer. Born Selig Shaftel to Russian immigrant parents, he enjoyed considerable success as a Tin Pan Alley songwriter. With over 300 songs to his credit, he co-wrote several standards including "Besame Mucho," "Amor," "Love Me With All Your Heart," "And So to Sleep Again," and "Hair of Gold, Eyes of Brown." A short list of the artists who recorded his tunes include Bing Crosby, Patti Page, Jimmy Dorsey, Petula Clark, The Ink Spots, and Connie Francis. Early in their career, The Beatles recorded a version of "Besame Mucho" that was not available commercially until "The Beatles Antholgy" was released in 1995. He was also a singer during the Big Band era, working with bandleaders such as Paul Whiteman, Ben Bernie, Abe Lyman and Vincent Lopez. He later took his act to Las Vegas, where he was a popular headliner at hotel/casinos such as The Flamingo and El Rancho. (bio by: Miracle Mile Tim) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jacqueline M Skylar (1931 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Davis Memorial Park
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33583962
Sunny Skylar
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Remembered 5 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014
It's a shame your name is not more familiar; your songs are certainly some of the best. Rest in peace.
- marie williams
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014
Happy Birthday!
- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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