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#165 – Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

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Livingston attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he organized a dance band and met Ray Evans, a fellow student in the band. Their professional collaboration began in 1937. Livingston & Evans won the Academy Award for Best Original Song three times,11948 – Buttons and Bows | 1950 – Mona Lisa | 1956 – Que Sera, Sera ( Whatever Will Be, Will Be)2

Livingston and Evans wrote popular TV themes for shows including Bonanza and Mister Ed, which Livingston sang. 3 And wrote the Christmas song “Silver Bells” in 1951, as well as “Never Let Me Go”. Livingston appeared himself with Evans in the New Year’s Eve party scene of the 1950’s film Sunset Boulevard.