Songwriter Lee Pockriss dies

Songwriter Lee Pockriss dies

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:01 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lee Pockriss, who wrote pop hits such as “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” for an eager, youthful post-World War II generation, has died in Connecticut after a long illness. He was 87.
His wife, Sonja Pockriss, confirmed his death. She said Friday he died at home in Bridgewater on Tuesday.
Pockriss, who also worked in musical theater, co-wrote several songs with Paul Vance, including “Catch a Falling Star” in 1957.

Published in The Messenger 11.21.11

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