Songwriter-producer-entrepreneur George Barrie, who, with lyricist Sammy Cahn, wrote the Oscar-nommed title tune “All That Love Went to Waste” for the 1973 film “A Touch of Class,” died Nov. 16 of pneumonia in Miami. He was 90.
He received a second best song nom for the 1975 film “Whiffs,” which starred Elliott Gould.
As a producer, the creator of Brut cologne and one-time owner-CEO of fragrance line Faberge also created Brut Prods. and, under this label, produced a dozen films throughout the 1970s including “Thieves” and “A Touch of Class,” which was nommed for a total of five Oscars and won Glenda Jackson the statuette for best actress.
He purchased Faberge in 1964 and was prominent in using celebs to peddle his products; some of Faberge’s famous mugs included the likes of Joe Namath, Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett. Barrie even convinced then-retired Cary Grant to serve on the company’s board of directors.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a brother.