Welcome to the official home of the lyricist par excellence who penned many Popular Standards -- "Blue Hawaii," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Easy Living," "If I Should Lose You," "Love Is Just around the Corner," "Prisoner of Love," "Thanks for the Memory" -- just to name seven.
The first of the ten Best Song Academy Awards that Leo Robin was nominated, “Love in Bloom” was in 1934 – the year the Academy Awards started offering an Oscar for Best Song. This love song written by the famous songwriting team of Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger was introduced in She Loves Me Not, a 1934 film starring Bing Crosby and was one of Paramount's biggest hits of the year. A great many artists have chosen their favorite love song by Leo Robin; Billie Holiday chose her favorite -- “Easy Living” -- and it went on to become a jazz standard. Leo Robin would win his first wife's, Estelle Clarkie, heart with the wonderful lyrics of the song “Take a Lesson from the Lark.” This love song was introduced in the 1935 film Shoot the Works and Leo Robin and Estelle Clark would soon get married after the release of this film. His second wife, Cherie Redmond, once said, “I knew I had to marry the man who wrote such wonderful love songs.” At their wedding, Leo sang to her “If I Should Lose You.” For your enjoyment, here are many magical musical moments of covers of love songs with lyrics by Leo Robin where you can choose your favorite one.
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