default_profile

Connections

Tommy Dorsey
(Jazz)
Frank Sinatra
(Music)
James B. Allardice
(Movies & TV)
Bing Crosby
(Movies & TV)
Ann Sothern
(Movies & TV)
Hawaii
(Animal)
Dick Haymes
(Movies & TV)
 

See also

Tom Adair

Knowledge Identifier: +Tom_Adair

add

Tom Adair

American songwriter, composer, and screenwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (41%), New York (29%), Hawaii (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, James B. Allardice

Linked to: Los Angeles City College, NBC

 

Timeline


 

This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Tom Adair.


Tom Adair was born in 1913 add something


1923

His father owned a clothing store in Newton,_Kansas; around 1923 he sold up and moved the family to Los Angeles add something


1940

Adair's song-writing career took him to New York during the 1940s where he penned several Broadway hits, and worked with Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra add something

 

After meeting Matt Dennis in 1940, Adair started working with him, moving to New York when the duo were hired by Tommy Dorsey add something


1941

In 1941, Adair met Matt Dennis in a club and the duo began writing songs together add something


1942

Adair and Dennis wrote numerous songs for Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore and penned Frank Sinatra's hit "Let's Get Away from It All." In 1942, Matt Dennis joined the Army Air Corps add something


1944

From June 1944, Adair worked with composer Gordon Jenkins in writing a complete score every week for the Auto-Lite radio show, which featured singer Dick Haymes add something


1949

In 1949 Adair married Frances Jeffords; in later life, they worked together on songs and teleplays for Disney add something

 

In 1949, Adair wrote the lyrics for the Broadway production of "Along Fifth Avenue" add something


1950

After the show closed, Adair returned to Los Angeles , working for Disney in the 1950s add something


1958

In 1958, Adair first met James B. Allardice while working on "The Ann Sothern Show" ; he wrote the music while Allardice was a writer on the show add something


1960

James B. Allardice - Allardice is best known for his collaborations with writing partner Tom Adair on a number of highly successful American 1960s TV sitcoms including "The Munsters", "F Troop", "My Three Sons", "Gomer Pyle, USMC" and "Hogan's Heroes"


1966

The partnership lasted until Allardice's death in 1966 add something


1984

The Adairs retired to Hawaii in 1984 add something


Tom Adair died in 1988 add something

 

Tom died on 24 May 1988, in Honolulu add something