Kim Gannon

Kim Gannon

Real Name:
James Kimble Gannon
American songwriter, more commonly a lyricist than a composer (November 18, 1900 – April 29, 1974).

He was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in New Jersey where he attended Montclair High School and was a member of The Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. He graduated from St. Lawrence University and, intending to become a lawyer, attended the Albany Law School, passing the bar examination in New York State in 1934.

In 1939 he wrote his first song, "For Tonight." In 1942 he began writing songs for films, beginning with the lyrics of the title song for Always in My Heart. He subsequently contributed songs to other films, including Powers Girl and If Winter Comes. In 1951 he turned to the Broadway stage, joining with composer Walter Kent to write the score for Seventeen.

He died in Lake Worth, Florida, at the age of 73.

Kim Gannon Discography Tracks


F1RS-9607 Various Dreamer's Holiday Various - Musica Para Ouvir e Sonhar(8xLP, Comp) Reader's Digest, Tapecar F1RS-9607 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
none Various I'll Be Home For Christmas Various - A Bicentennial Christmas(LP, Comp) United States Navy Recruiting Command none US Unknown Sell This Version