Mack David 1912 - 1993 , (composer/lyricist) was born in New York city.
Before his career as a composer/songwriter, David studied law at Cornell University, where he encouraged his brother, lyricist Hal David, to choose a more stable profession. Not following his own advice, David soon started writing songs on Tin Pan Alley, where his career in the entertainment industry took off.
David moved to Hollywood in 1948 and began writing for television and film. collaborating with Jerry Livingston and Al Hoffman, his songs were featured in the Disney animated films CINDERELLA (1950) and ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951). "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" and "The Unbirthday Song" were the first of eight Academy-Award®-nominated songs, which also include: "The Hanging Tree" (1959), "Bachelor in Paradise" (1961), "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1961), "Walk on the Wild Side" (1962), "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"(1964), "The Ballad of Cat Ballou" (1965) and "My Wishing Doll" (1966).