Norman Gimbel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Norman Gimbel

American lyricist

Date of Birth: 16-Nov-1927

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Date of Death: 19-Dec-2018

Profession: songwriter, lyricist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Norman Gimbel

  • Norman Gimbel (November 16, 1927 – December 19, 2018) was an American lyricist of popular songs, television and movie themes.
  • He wrote the lyrics for songs including "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Ready to Take a Chance Again" (both with composer Charles Fox) and "Canadian Sunset".
  • He also wrote English-language lyrics for many international hits, including "Sway", "Summer Samba", "The Girl from Ipanema", "How Insensitive", "Drinking-Water", "Meditation", "I Will Wait for You" and "Watch What Happens".
  • Of the movie themes he co-wrote, five were nominated for Academy Awards and/or Golden Globe Awards, including "It Goes Like It Goes", from the film Norma Rae, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 1979, beating out "Rainbow Connection".
  • Gimbel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.

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