Drake, Ervin (ne Druckman, Irving Maurice) 3.apr.1919- USA NY, New York Bronx
songwriter, lyricist, librettist, born as Irving (not Ervin) Maurice at 742 Kelly Street Bronx, 1940 BSS in social science from the City College of New York, studied orchestration with Jacob Druckman, composition with Tibor Serly and piano with Bernard Spencer at the Juilliard School of Music New York, 1948-1962 produced some 700 prime time television programs, 1973-1982 president of the American Guild of Authors and Composers ; son of wholesaler furniture Max Druckman (Romania 15.feb.1885-8.jun.1966 Flushing Queens) and Pearl Cohen (Romania 1891-25.nov.1965 bur. Glendale Queens) ; brother of songwriter/composer Milton Druckman 'Drake' (New York Bronx 3.aug.1912-13.nov.2006 Florida, Boca Raton) ; 28.may.1947 he married Ada Saz who died 1975 ; 19.nov.1982 he married Edith Berman

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[L] It was a very good year. Song. 1961
Frank Sinatra

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