born in 1908 in Omaha, NE, United States
died in 1976 in New York City, NY, United States
Bernard D. Hanighen (April 27, 1908, Omaha, Nebraska October 19, 1976, New York, NY) was an American songwriter best known for co-writing "'Round Midnight" and "When a Woman Loves a Man". He also worked with Clarence Williams and Johnny Mercer.
Bernie Hanighen and Cootie Williams collaborated to transform Thelonious Monk's bop masterpiece "'Round About Midnight" into "'Round Midnight," creating what became a standard in the vocal canon thanks to performances by Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Chris Connor, and Julie London.
- Bernie Hanighen at the Internet Movie Database
- Bernie Hanighen at MusicBrainz