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Rod McKuen Was Beloved Poet, Songwriter

Songwriter and poet Rod McKuen died Jan. 29 in Beverly Hills after suffering from pneumonia. He was 81. He was Oscar nommed for the song "Jean" from the film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in 1970, and for his work on "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" in 1971. His hit songs "If You Co Away" and "Seasons in the Sun" were based on Jacques Brel works. McKuen wrote songs for artists including Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra and published 30 books of poetry.

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