Biography: Jerome Leiber was born on April 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. He had three sons -- Jed, Oliver, and Jake. He formed Spark Records in 1953 with composer Mike Stoller (his songwriting and record producing partner) and their mentor, Lester Sill. It was later bought by Atlantic Records, making them the first independent record producers. Leiber and Stoller formed Daisy Records and Red Bird Records in the early 1960s.
Film Credits: Extensive film credits include: "Forrest Gump," "American Beauty," "Iron Man 3," and "The Help."
Other Awards: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. Received a star on the Walk of Fame with Mike Stoller in 1994.
Trivia: Hit songs included "Hound Dog," "Yakety Yak," "Stand By Me" and "On Broadway."