Diane Lampert dies: Beatles and film music songwriter was 88

diane-lampert-dead-beatles-live-at-the-bbc.jpgDiane Charlotte Lampert passed away at a Manhattan hospital after suffering heart failure. She was 88. The Associated Press reports Lampert's husband Fred Stuart confirms his wife's death.

Lampert was an accomplished songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s, having written lyrics to the title songs of 20 movies. As a writer, Lampert contributed to songs made famous by Brenda Lee, The Lettermen, and Steve Lawrence.

She also worked on music for films starring the likes of Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and Buster Keaton. "Nothin Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)" is a Beatles song Lampert was a writer for, The track was unreleased until "Live At The BBC" debuted in 1994.

Lampert's surviving husband is president of Rainbow Music Corp. The couple was married for 45 years.
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