Herb Magidson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 7, 1906

Death Date

January 2, 1986

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Beverly Hills, California, United States



The songwriter Herb Magidson died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Lyricist known for Enjoy Yourself, The Continental, and Gone with the Wind. He wrote for 23 films and four Broadway reviews.

He attended the University of Pittsburgh.

He won the first Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1934 for The Continental, which was featured in the film The Gay Divorcee starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

He was born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania. He married wife Elsie.

He collaborated on The Continental with Con Conrad.