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Sunny Skylar

Born: Oct 11, 1913

Death: Feb 2, 2009

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Sunny Skylar

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1913
Date of Death : Feb 2, 2009
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Sunny Skylar was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel 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, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer's professional name from Sonny Schuyler to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big band era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952. Among the songs he wrote are: Amor And So to Sleep Again Besame Mucho Don't Wait Too Long Gotta Be This or That Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue Love Me with All Your Heart Where There's Smoke, There's Fire You're Breaking My Heart If You Loved Me


  • Singer
  • Composer
  • Lyricist

Also known as

  • Sonny Schuyler
  • Selig Shaftel


  • Jacqueline M Skylar
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