He used to do multiple heart surgeries at the same time, running between rooms to handle "the tricky parts". What a nut.

Name
Denton Cooley
Birthday
August 22, 1920
Age
96
Died on
Friday, November 18th, 2016
Famous
Confirmed
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
Denton Cooley
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Oscar-winning songwriter who also worked as a producer, arranger and keyboardist with people like The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Captain Beefheart, Bobby Darin, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Ike & Tina Turner, Tammy Wynette, John Lee Hooker, Barbra Streisand, The Neville Brothers, Graham Parker, Jackie DeShannon, The Monkees, Marianne Faithfull, Sonny & Cher, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ricky Nelson, Willy DeVille, Doris Day and The Germs, so it's no surprise if you've never heard of him.

(d) August 25th, 2000