born on 1/7/1914 in Oakland, CA, United States
died on 4/9/2012
William Engvick (July 1, 1914 – September 4, 2012) was an American lyricist, many of whose compositions appear in films.
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), and for the musical television specials Miss Chicken Little (1953), Pinocchio (1957) 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."
- While We're Young (Don Cherry song) 1951
- List of albums containing songs written by William Engvick
- Films with music by William Engvick
- Once Over Lightly credits
- Interview with William Engvick regarding the Pinocchio production
- William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder scores, 1930-1991 Music Division, The New York Public Library.
- William Engvick obituary and Miss Chicken Little