Genre: Adult Contemporary
Jay Livingston (March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was an American composer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. Livingston wrote music and words along with Evans the lyrics.
Livingston was born Jacob Harold Levison in McDonald, Pennsylvania; he was born to a Jewish mother and father. Livingston studied piano with Harry Archer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he organized a dance band and met Evans, a fellow student in the band.