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Al Kasha

Born: Jan 22, 1937

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Al Kasha

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1937
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Al Kasha is a Brooklyn–born composer, songwriter, arranger and businessman. He started songwriting and producing at a young age and was hired as a producer at Columbia Records aged 22. He worked at the Brill Building in 1959 alongside writers and artists like Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Neil Diamond. He has worked with many great artists such as Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Charles Aznavour, Bobby Darin, and Jackie Wilson. Kasha is most noted for his years of collaboration with songwriter Joel Hirschhorn. The two wrote and collaborated on many nominated and award winning songs for many music groups, movies, and musicals. The Peppermint Rainbow's "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" is just one example of the many songs they wrote for groups during their time. The songwriting duo won two Oscars for Best Song, "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure in 1973 and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno in 1975.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Lyricist
  • Music Arranger

Spouse


  • Ceil Kasha

Awards Won


  • Academy Award for Best Original Song
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