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Goodman may star as R&B songwriter

Nov 28, 2001 | 11:02am EST

John Goodman may star in a film biography of R&B songwriter Doc Pomus, who, with Mort Shuman, wrote such late-'50s and early-'60s hits as This Magic Moment, Save the Last Dance for Me, Teenager in Love and Little Sister, according to's Roger Friedman.

Pomus, who died in 1991, was the younger brother of famed divorce attorney Raoul Felder, who told Friedman that his family (his daughter Rachel is a former record-company executive) had been hoping to get a film made about Doc's life for years.

"But it had to be with someone who could sing. When we heard John was interested and that he could sing -- he just sang on Saturday Night Live -- that sounded like a good thing."

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