Famed songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s Diane Charlotte Lampert, who’s written the lyrics to more than 20 title songs for movies, has passed away. Fred Stuart, Lampert’s husband, said his wife passed away from heart failure in a Manhattan hospital. She was 88.
Lampert penned lyrics to songs performed by artists such as Steve Lawrence, Red Foley, The Lettermen, Brenda Lee, and many more. She also worked with the legendary Beatles group on a song called “Nothin Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees)” that wasn’t heard until 1994 on an episode of “Live At The BBC.”
Lampert was also a staple of the movie scene, providing music for movies that starred actors such as Bob Hope, Cary Grant, Buster Keaton and others. Lampert is survived by her husband of 45 years Fred Stuart, president of the Rainbow Music Corp. Her memorial service has been scheduled for 1:15 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Chapel on Wednesday.