George Forrest

Real Name:
George Forrest Chichester, Jr.
George "Chet" Forrest (born July 31, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA - died 10 October 1999 in Miami, Florida, USA) was an American composer and lyricist.

Forrest collaborated with his partner Robert Craig Wright for more than 70 years - frequently adapting classical composers’ music, to create some 2,000 songs featured in 16 stage musicals, 18 revues, and 58 movies, as well as a number of cabaret acts. Among their best-known musicals were "Song of Norway" (1944), the Tony Award-winning "Kismet" (1953), and "Grand Hotel" (1989).

Wright and Forrest's most known songs include "The Donkey Serenade" (from "The Firefly", with composer Herbert Stothart, based on a theme by Rudolf Friml), "Always and Always" (from "Mannequin") and "It's a Blue World" (from "Music in My Heart").