Sunny Skylar

Real Name:
Selig Shaftel
Sunny Skylar (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, and Vincent Lopez (2). After the end of the big band era, he continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until he abandoned his singing career for good in 1952.

According to ASCAP, Skylar wrote more than 300 songs across the span of his career. He retired from songwriting in the early '70s and settled in Las Vegas, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
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