Ray EvansPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
( The )  Ruby and the Pearl Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
~ featured in the film "Thunder in the East"
Music by Jay Livingston
with Lyrics by Ray Evans 1952
 
Silver Bells
~ from the picture "The Lemon Drop Kid" with Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans 1951
Paramount Music Corporation
 
That's You ( Eres Tu )
Music and original Spanish lyrics by Joan Calderon Lopez
English lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also titled "Touch the Wind"

Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recording not released on vinyl

 
Raymond Bernard Evans (1915 - )

Occupation: Lyricist, songwriter
Born: February 4, 1915, Salamanca, New York
Lyricist member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he composed many movie songs, often in collaboration with composer Jay Livingston (b. March 28, 1915, McDonald, Pennsylvania). Their hits include "To Each His Own," "Golden Earrings," and "Tammy," as well as Academy Award winners "Buttons and Bows" (from "The Paleface", 1948), "Mona Lisa" (from "Captain Cary, U.S.A.", 1950), and "Que Sera Sera ( Whatever Will Be, Will Be! )" (from "The Man Who Knew Too Much", 1956). Livingston and Evans also wrote several popular themes for TV series, including "Bonanza", "Mr. Lucky" and "Mr. Ed."

Overview.
The last of the great Hollywood songwriters was the team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Livingston was the composer, yet both men wrote lyrics. Both men were born in 1915, and both attended the University of Pennsylvania. While there, Livingston formed a band, and Evans played reed instruments in the band. (See composer Jay Livingston entry for more information.)

Among Lyricist Evans' best work (all with Livingston music):
1946 "To Each His Own",
1949 "Buttons and Bows", Academy Award winner.
1950 "Mona Lisa", Academy Award winner.
1951 "Silver Bells"
1956 "Que Sera, Sera", Academy Award winner.
1957 "Tammy"
1964 "Dear Heart"

Evans is a member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

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