Clarence
E.
Kehner


 

Clarence E. Kehner was born in New Jersey on July 3, 1926.  Clarence Kehner and his partner, Russell Faith, a Philadelphia guitarist, had success writing for singers from Frankie Avalon to Frank Sinatra.  Faith went on to write songs and scores for films, and become a highly respected educator.  “Snowbound” was first appeared as the title song of a 1962 Sarah Vaughn album; it was reprised in 2001 on Barbra Streisand’s Christmas Memories album. They also wrote "Somewhere in Your Heart", a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1944, and "Bobby Socks to Stockings", a 1959 release by Frankie Avalon.

 

Last a resident of Camden NJ, he died on January 17, 1998, survived by his wife, Jean Kehner.




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