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Sammy Kaye (Samuel Zarnocay Jr.)

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Biography

Lakewood, Ohio, USA
Composer ("Remember Pearl Harbor") and conductor, educated on scholarship at Ohio State University. He organized his first dance band while in college, eventually opening the College Inn, featuring his orchestra. With the Ohio U. band, he toured the USA, appearing on radio and introducing the program "So You Want to Lead a Band", which became his trademark. He would often read poetry during the broadcasts, and even recorded a spoken-work album of his recitations. Joining ASCAP in 1964, he also composed a number of other songs including "Until Tomorrow", "Hawaiian Sunset", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Dance of Mexico", and "Wanderin'". Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Leader of His Orchestra

Iceland 1942

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Character: Orchestra Leader Sammy Kaye

Song of the Open Road 1944

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