Gloria Shayne Baker

Gloria Shayne Baker

Born Sep 4, 1923

Gloria Shayne Baker was an American composer and songwriter best known for composing the "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Christmas carol in 1962 with her then husband, Noël Regney.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Shayne Baker.


1923 Birth Baker was born as Gloria Adele Shain in Brookline, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1923. … Read More


1951 28 Years Old Baker met her first husband, French born Noël Regney, while playing piano at a New York City hotel in 1951. Regney and Baker would later write "Do You Hear What I Hear?" together as collaborators. They were married the same year that they met. The couple divorced in 1973. … Read More


1961 38 Years Old Shayne Baker also enjoyed a successful career when not collaborating with Regney. She composed the lyrics and music for "Goodbye Cruel World", which was recorded by James Darren in 1961.Shayne Baker also worked with Mary Candy and Eddie Deane to write "The Men in My Little Girl’s Life", which was performed by Mike Douglas.Shayne Baker also co-wrote "Almost There", which was recorded by Andy Williams, with writer Jerry Keller. … Read More
1962 39 Years Old The Christmas carol, "Do You Hear What I Hear? " was written in October 1962 by Shayne Baker and Regney during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. … Read More


1973 50 Years Old Shayne Baker married her second husband, William Baker, in 1973. … Read More


2008 85 Years Old Gloria Shayne Baker died at her home in Stamford, Connecticut, of lung cancer on March 6, 2008, at the age of 84.
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