Mack David

Profile:
American lyricist and songwriter (born 5 July 1912 in New York City, New York, USA - died 30 December 1993 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA).

Born into a Jewish family, after originally planing to become an attorney, attending Cornell University and St. John's University Law School. However, in the mid-1940s, Mack began writing songs for New York's Tin Pan Alley. These initial successes prompted Mack to move to Hollywood, California to work in the film and television industries.
He was particularly well known for his film and television work in the 1960s, especially on the Disney films Cinderella and Alice In Wonderland, as well as the original English lyrics for "La Vie En Rose", which was translated into French by Edith Piaf and became the signature song of her career.
Mack enjoyed considerable success, including eight Academy Award nominations and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.
He died in 1993 in his home and his remains are buried at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
He is the elder brother of American lyricist and songwriter Hal David.
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Mack David Discography Tracks

Albums

YL25-5003 Mack David - Do You Remember American Tv Dramas  album art Various 77 Sunset Strip and 1 more… Various - Do You Remember American Tv Dramas (LP) Yupiteru Records YL25-5003 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CHA 0132 Mack David - The Dirty Dozen & Dirty Dingus Magee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Frank DeVol* / Jeff Alexander The Bramble Bush Frank DeVol* / Jeff Alexander - The Dirty Dozen & Dirty Dingus Magee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Promo) Chapter III Records CHA 0132 US 2000 Sell This Version
CHA 0132 Frank DeVol* / Jeff Alexander The Bramble Bush Frank DeVol* / Jeff Alexander - The Dirty Dozen & Dirty Dingus Magee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Chapter III Records CHA 0132 US 2000 Sell This Version
D002066092 Mack David - Cinderella (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Oliver Wallace & Paul J. Smith Cinderella: Prologue and 3 more… Oliver Wallace & Paul J. Smith - Cinderella (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Enh) Walt Disney Records D002066092 US 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

D000000102 Mack David - Disney: The Music Behind The Magic - Fifty Songs Celebrating Fifty Years Of Walt Disney Records album art Various A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes Various - Disney: The Music Behind The Magic - Fifty Songs Celebrating Fifty Years Of Walt Disney Records(CD, Comp) Walt Disney Records D000000102 2006 Sell This Version
none Mack David - Grade School Halloween Horrors album art Various Trick Or Treat (Reprise) (as David) and 1 more… Various - Grade School Halloween Horrors(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Lost Media Archive Self-released) none US 2007 Sell This Version
ACMEM213CD Mack David - Riders From The Sky: Scenes From The American West album art Various The Hanging Tree Various - Riders From The Sky: Scenes From The American West(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Él ACMEM213CD Europe 2011 Sell This Version
SWX-10039 Mack David - American Movie Themes Super Delux album art Various Tara's Theme From The Film and 2 more… Various - American Movie Themes Super Delux(LP, Comp) VICTOR WORLD GROUP SWX-10039 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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May 17, 2018
"as well as the original English lyrics for "La Vie En Rose", which was translated into French by Edith Piaf and became the signature song of her career." WHAT ? Original version is of course the French one, written by Edith Piaf !