Lee Pockriss, the songwriter behind hit pop songs including Johnny Angel, has died at the age of 87.
The composer passed away in Bridgewater, Connecticut on Monday (14Nov11). His cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Pockriss and his songwriting partner Paul Vance co-wrote the 1960 novelty song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and were Grammy nominated for Catch a Falling Star, which was recorded by Perry Como in 1957.
Pockriss also wrote the tracks My Little Corner of the World and Johnny Angel, and ventured into theatre by writing music for Broadway show Tovarich and the musicals Wonderful Olly, Dolley Madison, and Divorce Of Course.
In the 1970s, he was hired to write songs for children's TV show Sesame Street, as well as Kermit The Frog's My Polliwog Ways.