Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg, June 17, 1902 - December 6, 1989) was an Jewish-American composer of popular music. He was born in New York City.
Fain worked extensively in collaboration with Irving Kahal. Together they wrote classics such as "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella." Another lyricist who collaborated with Fain was Lew Brown, with whom he wrote "That Old Feeling". His Broadway credits also include Everybody's Welcome, Right This Way, Hellzapoppin' , Flahooley, Ankles Aweigh, Christine and Something More.
Fain also composed music for more than 30 films in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was nominated for the best Original Song Oscar nine times, winning twice, with "Secret Love" in Calamity Jane in 1954 and with "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" in the movie of the same title in 1955. He co-wrote both songs with Paul Francis Webster, another long-time collaborator.
Fain died in Los Angeles, California, and is interred at Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, New Jersey.
Work on Broadway
- Everybody's Welcome (1931) - musical - composer
- Right This Way (1938) - musical - featured songwriter for "I'll Be Seeing You"
- Hellzapoppin' (1938) - revue - co-composer and co-lyricist
- George White's Scandals of 1939 (1939) - revue - composer
- Boys and Girls Together (1940) - revue - composer
- Sons o' Fun (1941) - revue - co-composer and co-lyricist
- Toplitzky of Notre Dame (1946) - musical - composer
- Alive and Kicking (1950) - revue - co-composer
- Flahooley (1951) - musical - composer
- Ankles Aweigh (1955) - musical - composer
- Catch a Star (1955) - revue - co-composer
- Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 (1957) - revue - featured songwriter for "An Element of Doubt"
- Christine (1960) - musical - composer
- Something More! (1964) - musical - composer
- Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years (1982) - revue - featured songwriter for "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
- Swing! (1999) - revue - featured songwriter for "I'll Be Seeing You"
- Fain's entry in the IMDb, including a list of movies in which his songs have been featured
- Sammy Fain at the Internet Broadway Database