Jackie Barnett (Jacob Burton Barnett)

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Composer, author, producer and director who wrote all the songs for Jimmy Durante since 1949, including Jimmy's closing theme "Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight". Jack was educated at New York University. He wrote, produced and directed the Las Vegas nightclub shows "Newcomers of 1928" and "Playgirls", and wrote special material for television and nightclub comedians. He also produced several Warner Brothers record albums. Joining ASCAP in 1950, his chief musical collaborator was 'Sammy Fain'. His popular-song compositions also include "I Love You, I Do"; "A Real Piano Player"; "Mustapha"; "Look Ahead, Little Girl"; and "In The Other Fellow's Yard". Read more...