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Name: Mort Shuman  
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Date of Birth: 2nd November 1936
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Profession: Singer
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Mort Shuman (November 12, 1936 - November 2, 1991) was an American singer and songwriter.

Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus

Shuman was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied music at the New York Conservatory. He became a fan of R&B music and after he met Doc Pomus the two teamed up to composee for Aldon Music at offices in New York City's Brill Building. Their songwriting collabortion saw Pomus write the lyrics and Shuman the music although occasionally they worked on both. Their compositions would be recorded by artists such as Dion, Bobby Darin, Fabian, The Drifters, and Elvis Presley, among others.

With the advent of the British invasion, they moved to London where they penned songs for a number of British musicians. After the partnership with Doc Pomus ended in 1965, Shuman moved to Paris, France where he wrote songs for French rocker Johnny Hallyday and embarked on his own recording career. In 1968, he translated the French lyrics of Belgian composer Jacques Brel that he would eventually use to write, produce and star in a highly successful off-Broadway production he titled "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris."

He was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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