Sonny Burke




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Active
1914 to 1980
Born
March 22, 1914 in Scranton
Died
May 31, 1980
Location
United States
Biography
Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke; March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors. During the 1930s and 1940s he was a big band arranger in New York, worked with Sam Donahue's band, and during the 1940s and 1950s worked as an arranger for the Charlie Spivak and Jimmy Dorsey bands, among others. In 1955 he wrote, along with Peggy Lee, the songs to Disney's Lady and the Tramp.

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