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George Weiss

Composer, Writer, Lyricist
( b. Apr 09, 1921 New York, New York, USA - d. Aug 23, 2010 Oldwick, New Jersey, USA ) Male
Also known as: George David Weiss
George Weiss was a songwriter who had a hand in some of the biggest hits of midcentury pop music. Among his most famous numbers were "Can't Help Falling in Love", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "What a Wonderful World". He collaborated on several Broadway musicals, the best known of which is Mr. Wonderful in 1956 for which Mr. Weiss contributed original music and lyrics with Jerry Bock and Larry Holofcener. His other Broadway credits include First Impressions in 1959, Pride and Prejudice and Maggie Flynn in 1968.

Mr. Weiss was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. As president of the Songwriters Guild of America from 1982 to 2000, he spoke widely about copywright issues and testified before government bodies.

Mr. Weiss, who played the violin, piano, saxophone and clarinet, earned a bachelor's degree in music theory from the Julliard School and afterward served as a military bandleader in World War II before beginning his songwriting career.

Source: New York Times obituary



Productions Date of Productions
A Night with Janis Joplin
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by George David Weiss
  • Additional music by George David Weiss
Oct 10, 2013 - Feb 09, 2014
All Shook Up
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional music by George David Weiss
Mar 24, 2005 - Sep 25, 2005
Maggie Flynn
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by George David Weiss
  • Book by George David Weiss
  • Lyrics by George David Weiss
Oct 23, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969
Send Me No Flowers
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring the song "Send Me No Flowers" by George Weiss
Dec 05, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961
First Impressions
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by George Weiss
  • Lyrics by George Weiss
Mar 19, 1959 - May 30, 1959
Mr. Wonderful
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by George Weiss
  • Lyrics by George Weiss
Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957
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