Kay Swift

Composer

1897 – 1993

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Who was Kay Swift?

Katharine Faulkner "Kay" Swift was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to completely score a hit musical. Written in 1930, Fine and Dandy includes some of her best known songs; the title song has become a jazz standard. "Can't We Be Friends?" was her biggest hit song. Swift also arranged some of the music of George Gershwin posthumously, such as the prelude "Sleepless Night".

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Born
Apr 19, 1897
New York City
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Juilliard School
Died
Jan 28, 1993

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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