Sammy Cahn had been friendly with Frank Sinatra from Sinatra’s early days with Tommy Dorsey, and many of his songs had been written for Sinatra’s movies. In 1955, Sinatra introduced Cahn to composer Jimmy Van Heusen, beginning Cahn’s last major collaboration. They wrote the title song for the 1955 Sinatra film The Tender Trap. Also in 1955, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote a TV musical version of Our Town, which starred Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Eva Marie Saint. It included “Love And Marriage”. In 1957, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote “All The Way” for the Sinatra film The Joker Is Wild. It won Cahn his second Oscar. Several of Cahn and Van Heusen’s songs were written as title songs for Sinatra albums, including 1957’s “Come Fly With Me”, 1958’s”Only The Lonely”, 1959’s “Come Dance With Me” (and they also wrote that album’s closing song, “The Last Dance”), 1959’s “When No One Cares”, and 1965’s “September Of My Years”.

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