When I got finished, Gershwin paid me the ultimate compliment. He said, 'Boy, even I couldn't do that.'
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|Birth:||2nd February, 1912|
|Death:||5th January, 1997|
Burton Lane was born in New York City. He was an American composer and lyricist. His most popular and successful works include Finian's Rainbow and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He was president of the American Guild of Authors and Composers from 1957 and for the next 10 terms, during which period he campaigned against music piracy. He also served three terms on the board of directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Lane's best-known songs include "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?", "Too Late Now," "How About You?", and the title song from "On a Clear Day." He shared a Grammy Award in 1965 for Best Broadway Cast Album of the year.
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