Schoolhouse Rock Composer Bob Dorough Dies At 94

Bob Dorough, who wrote many of the songs for ABC's Schoolhouse Rock! animated series has died in Mt. Bethel, Penn. He was 94.

Born in Cherry Hill, Ark., on Dec. 12, 1923, Dorough grew up in Texas, where he first learned how to play music. From 1943-45, he served in the Army's Band Unit, working as an arranger and playing clarinet, saxophone and piano. From there he went to the University of Texas, where he received a bachelor's degree in music, followed by a move to New York to study at Columbia University.

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