Irving Gordon

Born - Feb 14, 1915   |   Died - Dec 1, 1996   |   Genres - Western

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Irving Gordon authored the standard "Unforgettable," a Grammy-winning song recorded by Nat "King" Cole in 1951 and then by his daughter Natalie Cole in 1992. Other Gordon tunes, including "What Can I Tell My Heart?," have been recorded by artists ranging from Bing Crosby, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, and Patti Page. Some of his songs, like "Throw Momma From the Train" and "Prelude to a Kiss," have provided titles for movies. On December 1, 1996, Gordon died of cancer in his Los Angeles home.