Al Hoffman was born in Minsk, Russia. A composer and lyricist.
His family emigrated to the United States in 1908 and settled in Seattle, Washington. In 1928, Hoffman moved to New York, where he started his career as a composer. He wrote a number of hits in the early 1930's before moving to England to start writing for theatre and film. In 1949, he began collaborating with Mack David and Jerry Livingston on the score for Disney's CINDERELLA. He was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Song in 1950 for "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." Hoffman's other hit songs include "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are," "Fuzzy Wuzzy," "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Mairzy Doats," "Papa Loves Mambo," and "Takes Two to Tango."