“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Mitchell Parish was an American lyricist.
Parish was born Michael Hyman Pashelinsky to a Jewish family in Lithuania. His family emigrated to the U.S. and arrived on 3 February 1901 on the SS Dresden when he was less than a year old, settling first in Louisiana where his paternal grandmother had family and later moving to New York City. By the late 1920s he was a well regarded Tin Pan Alley lyricist in New York City.