Private services for songwriter Pinky Tomlin, author of the hit song "The Object of My Affection" and dozens of other tunes during an entertainment career spanning more than 20 years, will be conducted Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills.
Tomlin, 80, a native of Eros, Ark., died of a heart attack Saturday at a medical center in North Hollywood. He had been retired since 1970, when he sold an oil- and gas-drilling business started after he left show business.
Besides writing songs, Tomlin sang, played guitar, led touring orchestras, performed on radio and appeared in movies. His own musical variety show appeared on television in Los Angeles in 1953.
Tomlin, noted for his relaxed, country-boy style, was a University of Oklahoma geology student when he met Joanne Alcorn, who was "Miss Oklahoma" and his future wife, and later wrote "The Object of My Affection" in 1935.