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Songwriter Floyd Huddleston Dies

October 2, 1991 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Floyd Huddleston, an Academy Award-nominated songwriter whose works were recorded by such artists as Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, has died. He was 73.

Huddleston, who wrote about 800 songs during his career, suffered a heart attack and died Friday at a hospital, said his wife, Nancy Adams.

Recordings of his works included ″Satisfy Me One More Time″ by Sinatra, ″Positive Thinkin‴ by Garland and ″Idol Gossip″ by Sarah Vaughan.

In 1973, he and George Brunes were nominated for an Oscar for the song ″Love,″ which was used in Disney’s ″Robin Hood″ released the year before.


Born in Leland, Miss., Huddleston sang and wrote songs for Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band during World War II. After he was discharged from the armed forces, he moved to California and signed a contract with Decca Records.

He later wrote lyrics for songs in several films, including ″The Ballad of Josie″ (1967), ″Midnight Cowboy″ (1969) and ″The Aristocats″ (1970).

In addition to his wife, Huddleston is survived by his mother and a son.