A lyricist whose compositions were recorded by Frank Sinatra as early as 1940 and as late as 1995, Carl Sigman was born in Brooklyn in 1909. His first major composition was 1940's "Love Lies," recorded by Sinatra while with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. During the 1940s and '50s, Sigman collaborated with many songwriters to come up with the pop standards "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Careless Hands," "Crazy He Calls Me," "Dream Along with Me," and "Answer Me, My Love." Sinatra kept recording Sigman's songs during the '50s and '60s as well, including "Ebb Tide," "I Could Have Told You," "The World We Knew," and "My Way of Life." "What Now My Love," written by Sigman with Gilbert Becaud, was recorded for Sinatra's 1995 Duets album.
by John Bush