* Bernie Wayne,Bernie Wayne, 74, the composer of "There...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

April 21, 1993

* Bernie Wayne,Bernie Wayne, 74, the composer of "There She Is, Miss America," the beauty-contest theme song, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Marine Del Rey, Calif., at age 74. He was a prolific composer who calculated in the mid-1960s that he had written about 1,000 songs, among them "Blue Velvet," "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside," "Patch of Blue" and "The Magic Touch." Two of his best-known pieces of music were not hit songs: the Miss America theme, first heard at the contest in 1955, and a commercial jingle, "Chock Full O'Nuts Is the Heavenly Coffee." Mr. Wayne also wrote the music and lyrics for several musicals, including "Listen to Liz," "Torero!" and "Skits-oh-Frantics," in the 1950s and '60s. For several years, he was the artists and repertory director at 20th Century Fox Records, where he produced the soundtrack recordings for "Zorba the Greek" and "Patch of Blue."

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