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* Bernie Wayne; Songwriter Composed 'Miss America' Theme

April 22, 1993

Bernie Wayne, 74, composer of popular songs including "There She Is, Miss America," the theme song for the beauty pageant. Born in Patterson, N.J., Wayne also wrote such evergreen hits as "Blue Velvet" and "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside." His popular instrumentals included "Vanessa," "Port-au-Prince" and "Magic Touch." Recently, he had been working on an autobiography titled "There He Is," and writing country songs. His last song, "He Believes in Me," will be released on a gospel album this summer. On Sunday in Marina del Rey of natural causes.

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