Chapter 6 Extras

Why Do They Call ‘em Wild Women?

There’s very little information available about the song “Aren’t Women Wonderful.” The music was written in 1935 by the accomplished composer Ted Shapiro, but the lyrics are attributed only to “Scott.” Ted Shapiro wrote dozens of special songs for Sophie in addition to scores of others that were covered by many headliners. “If I Had You,” possibly Shapiro’s best known hit, was performed by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.