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Jay Livingston

Age: 86

pop composer and lyricist who, with Ray Evans, scored more than 80 films and won three Best Song Oscars for “Que Sera Sera,” “Buttons and Bows,” and “Mona Lisa.” Livingston also penned the perennial hit “Silver Bells,” which he originally titled “Twinkle Bells.” He referred to the recording, which has sold more than 140 copies, as the “annuity.”

Died: Los Angeles, Oct. 17, 2001

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