Sammy Cahn

cahn1June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993

Sammy Cahn – born Samuel Cohen in New York City – was a Academy Award winning songwriter and lyricist. Known for popular songs like “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “All the Way,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” and “Come Fly With Me” (among countless others), he was famous for his collaborations with stars like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Doris Day. His songs were made popular on film, stage, radio and television. Cahn’s career netted dozens of awards and nominations including 26 Oscars, 5 Golden Globes and an Emmy. It was his relationship with Sinatra (along with frequent co-writer Jimmy Van Huesen) that arguably gained him his biggest successes. Old Blue Eyes had Cahn to thank for a good number of his biggest hits. Sammy Cahn died of a heart attack at the age of 79.


Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Section D; In the center of the large middle lawn section, Sammy is buried just a few rows south of Natalie Wood, and just a few spaces to the west of Donna Reed.



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