Arkady Ostrovsky

Arkady (Avraam) Il'ich Ostrovsky (also spelled Ostrovskij, Ostrovskyj Russian: Аркадий (Авраам) Ильич Островский) (February 25 [O.S. February 12], 1914 – September 18, 1967) was a Soviet Russian composer of light music, the author of the song May There Always Be Sunshine and other Soviet songs of the 1960s, including the lullaby of Good Night, Little Ones, the children's TV program aired for more than 50 years. Ostrovsky was born to a Jewish family in Syzran. From 1927 on, he lived in Leningrad. He worked in Leonid Utyosov's Jazz Orchestra from 1940 to 1947 and composed his first works. He died in Sochi.