Paul Francis Webster

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        The Oscar-winning lyricist behind such classic movie themes as "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing," "The Shadow of Your Smile," and "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)," Paul Francis Webster was born December 20, 1907, in New York City. After dropping out of NYU, he set sail for Asia as a merchant seaman, and upon returning to the U.S. worked as an Arthur Murray dance instructor; in 1932, Webster teamed with composer John Jacob Loeb to score his first hit, "Masquerade," followed by ... Read more

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