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George David Weiss

(1921-2010) Do you find yourself singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” along with Elvis? Or “What a Wonderful World” with Louis Armstrong? How about “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in the jungle, the mighty jungle? This Seward alumnus and consummate musician, along with his co-lyricists, brought these memorable songs to American pop culture. A graduate of the Julliard School of Music, George played several instruments. He collaborated on several Broadway musicals and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.