Ray Evans

Ray Evans, the Broadway and Hollywood lyricist whose many memorable tunes included "Buttons and Bows," "Mona Lisa," "Silver Bells" and "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," died of an apparent heart attack at UCLA Medical Center on Feb. 15, 2007, the L.A. Times reported. He was 92. With songwriting partner Jay Livingston, his former classmate at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Evans — born Feb. 4, 1915, in Salamanca, NY, near Buffalo — wrote two Broadway musicals and songs for numerous Hollywood movies. They teamed up in the late 1930s, first working on cruise ships, and had an early hit on Broadway when their song "G'Bye Now" was placed in the popular Olsen and Johnson Broadway revue Hellzapoppin'.

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  • Born: Feb 4, 1915 in Salamanca, NY, USA
  • Death: Feb 15, 2007 in Los Angeles, California