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Sunny Skylar

Sunny Skylar (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer's professional name from Sonny Schuyler to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big band era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 11th, 1913 (Brooklyn), Died February 2nd, 2009 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 87256 1/5/1955 I do, I do Sunny Skylar vocalist  
Decca 87257 1/5/1955 Sometime Sunny Skylar vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Skylar, Sunny," accessed October 22, 2020,

Skylar, Sunny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from

"Skylar, Sunny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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