Jay Gorney died in 1990, was the composer of popular songs for theatre, movies and television. He also produced films, wrote motion picture scripts, and was a distinguished teacher of musical theatre. In addition to "Brother," some of his songs include "You're My Thrill" from JIMMY AND SALLY, "Baby, Take a Bow" for Shirley Temple in STAND UP AND CHEER, and "What Wouldn't I Do For That Man? " for Helen Morgan in APPLAUSE.
Unfortunately, his thriving career was brought to a halt in 1953 when he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was blacklisted thereafter.