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John Elliot Songwriter
John Elliot (also known as Jack Elliot, John M. Elliot, John M. Elliott and Jack Elliott) (7 May 1914 - 3 January 1972) was an American songwriter, credited with having written over 600 songs for motion pictures.
By 1955, Time Magazine was describing him as an "ex-songwriter and Hollywood producer of TV commercials" and as the manager of French-born nightclub singer, Vicki Benet. At the time, Elliot and Benet were developing a television series called Rendezvous with Vicki which was to be hosted by a "genuine British lord" who would also do the commercials. In 1964, Elliot and Benet married in Sydney where Elliot was working on a television series with Australian producer and promoter Jack Neary.
Elliot died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California on 3 January 1972 at the age of 57. He had married Judy Rotman in 1940: they had a son John Michael.
Notes and references
^Elliot's last name is often spelled "Elliott" in various sources, which often causes him to be confused with both the American composer, Jack Elliott (1927-2001), and the American folk singer, Ramblin' Jack Elliott (born 1931).