William Engvick

born on 1/7/1914 in Oakland, CA, United States

died on 4/9/2012

William Engvick

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William Engvick (July 1, 1914 – September 4, 2012) was an American lyricist,[1] many of whose compositions appear in films.[2]

Engvick graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1937. He is best known for his collaborations with composer Alec Wilder; they produced songs for the Broadway musical Once Over Lightly (1942),[3] and for the musical television specials Miss Chicken Little (1953), Pinocchio (1957)[4] and Hansel and Gretel (1958), Engvick was also responsible for a number of English-language lyrics to songs originally composed in French like Give me More (Donnez-moi tout ça). Among his lyrics in this category were "The Song from Moulin Rouge" and "I'll Remember Today."

Selected songs

  • While We're Young (Don Cherry song) 1951


  1. ^ List of albums containing songs written by William Engvick
  2. ^ Films with music by William Engvick
  3. ^ Once Over Lightly credits
  4. ^ Interview with William Engvick regarding the Pinocchio production

External links

  • William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder scores, 1930-1991 Music Division, The New York Public Library.
  • William Engvick obituary and Miss Chicken Little

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