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Jay Livingston (born in McDonald, Pennsylvania, March 28 1915, died in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2001) was a partner in the composing and songwriter duo with Ray Evans, best known for the songs they composed for films.
Livingston worked as a musician at local clubs while still in high school. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he met Evans. Their professional collaboration began in 1937. Livingston and Evans won Academy Awards in 1948 for the song Buttons and Bows, written for the movie The Paleface; in 1950 for the song Mona Lisa, written for the movie Captain Carey; and in 1956 for the song Que Sera Sera , written for the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956. Livingston and Evans also wrote popular TV themes for shows including Bonanza and Mr. Ed.
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