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Remembering Lyricist Sammy Cahn

Cahn died last Friday at the age of 79. We rebroadcast an interview Terry Gross recorded with him in 1985. Cahn wrote many of the songs that Frank Sinatra recorded, including Come Fly With Me, Teach Me Tonight and High Hopes. He also wrote the scores for many Broadway shows including Walking Happy and Skyscraper, and for the movies Come Blow Your Horn, Robin and the Seven Hoods, and A Pocketful of Miracles.

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Other segments from the episode on January 18, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 18, 1993: Interview with Bobby Rush; Obituary for Sammy Cahn; Review of Alpha Blondy's album "Masada."

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