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Johnny Burke

AKA John Francis Burke

Born: 3-Oct-1908
Birthplace: Antioch, CA
Died: 25-Feb-1964
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Swinging on a Star

Collaborator with Harold Spina, Arthur Johnston, James Monaco, and James Van Heusen.

Father: William Earl Burke (structural engineer)
Mother: Mary Agnes Mungovan (teacher)
Wife: Bess Patterson (m. 10-Jun-1939, div.)
Wife: Pat Stanley (m. 4-Jul-1955, div.)
Wife: Marisse Mason ("Mary", actress, m. 11-Dec-1961)

    High School: Lindblom High School (1924)
    University: Crane College, Chicago, IL (attended 1924-25)
    University: University of Wisconsin-Madison (attended 1925-27)

    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1945 for Going My Way (shared)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970

    You Can Change the World (1951) · Himself

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