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Great Neck couple marry decades after breaking up

Ervin, 93, and Edith Drake, 90, of Great

Ervin, 93, and Edith Drake, 90, of Great Neck, celebrate their birthdays at a joint event at Sardi's Restaurant in Manhattan in March 2012. Photo Credit: Handout

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.

Ervin Drake met the love of his life,
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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.

Ervin Drake met the love of his life
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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 for three years, then she left and he poured everything he had into songwriting. He ended up having a hall of fame career. The Great Neck couple reconnected and married in 1982.

Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much
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Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much of her life modeling and performing as a showgirl in New York City, beginning in the late 1930s.

Edith Drake spent her career in show business,
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Edith Drake spent her career in show business, performing at Radio City Music Hall, the 1939 World’s Fair in Queens and on Broadway.

Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much
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Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much of her life modeling and performing in New York City. She became an instructor at Barbizon School for Models and later owned a women’s boutique in Great Neck called Bermaine Cosmetics.

Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much
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Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, spent much of her life modeling in New York City, beginning in the late 1930s.

Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, performed as
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Great Neck's Edith Drake, now 90, performed as a showgirl in New York City, beginning in the late 1930s.

Ervin Drake, now 93, of Great Neck, wrote
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Ervin Drake, now 93, of Great Neck, wrote "Good Morning Heartache," recorded by Billie Holiday.

Ervin Drake, also worked as a television producer,
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Ervin Drake, also worked as a television producer, working with performers such as Jackie Gleason and Milton Berle. He was president of the American Guild of Authors and Composers from 1973 to 1982 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Ervin Drake, 93, wrote
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Ervin Drake, 93, wrote "Good Morning Heartache," recorded by Billie Holiday, after he lost the love of his life, Edith. He still has that piano in his Great Neck home.

Edith Bein broke Ervin Drake's heart, but they
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Edith Bein broke Ervin Drake's heart, but they found their way back to each other 34 years later and eventually married.

Ervin and Edith Drake, of Great Neck, have
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Ervin and Edith Drake, of Great Neck, have been married for 30 years, but have stories to tell about heartbreak and finding each other again. (Sept. 18, 2012)

Ervin, 93, and Edith Drake, 90, of Great
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Ervin, 93, and Edith Drake, 90, of Great Neck, celebrate their birthdays at a joint event at Sardi's Restaurant in Manhattan in March 2012.

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