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Ervin Drake met the love of his life, Edith Bein, a 17-year-old performing as a showgirl, in 1938 at age 19. They dated three years before she broke his heart and he poured his heart into songwriting. He ended up having a hall of fame career, and the Great Neck couple reconnected and married in 1982.(Credit: Handout)

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Great Neck couple marry decades after breaking up

Ervin Drake, 93, a famous songwriter and his wife Edith, 90, fell in love in 1938, but three years later parted after she broke his heart. Thirty-four years later, they reconnected again and later married.