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ANSON WEEKS + IRVING GORDON + ELLIOT LAWRENCE + PHYLLIS MCGUIRE + FLORENCE HENDERSON

 1896 Anson Weeks (1896–1969) was leader of a popular West Coast dance band in the late 1920s through the 1960s, primarily in San Francisco.

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1915 Irving Gordon (February 14, 1915 – December 1, 1996) was an American songwriter. Composed "Unforgettable" a major hit for Nat King Cole. Late in his life he won a Grammy for Song of the Year when Natalie Cole re-recorded her father's (Nat "king" Cole) earlier hit of "Unforgettable". He is noted for his contribution in music and lyrics of the Americana genre. He died in Los Angeles, California.
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Unforgettable UnforgettableUnforgettable Nat King ColeNat "King" Cole Unforgettable: Piano/Vocal/Chords (Legendary Performers)

1925 Elliot Lawrence (born Elliott Lawrence Broza, February 14, 1925) is an American jazz pianist and bandleader. Son of the broadcaster Stan Lee Broza, Lawrence led his first dance band at age 20, but he played swing at the time its heyday was coming to a close. He recorded copiously as a bandleader for Columbia, Decca, King, Fantasy, Vik, and Sesac between 1946 and 1960. He was a host of the DuMont Television Network program Melody Street (1953-1954). After 1960, Lawrence gave up jazz and began composing and arranging for television, film, and stage. He won two Tony Awards in 1961 and 1962.

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The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. The group was composed of three sisters; Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931). Among their most popular songs are "Sincerely" and "Sugartime".

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1934 Florence Agnes Henderson (born February 14, 1934) is an American actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Carol Brady in the television program The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974. As of 2010, she hosts the American TV talk show The Florence Henderson Show.

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Songs of BroadwayBroadway's Leading Ladies: Shirley Jones & Florence Henderson (Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts, 1960-1966)Very Brady Christmas [VHS]

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DAVID ROSE

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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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