Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Father, with Esther Muir, of Jacqueline Coslow.
Father-in-law of Ted Sorel.
Although primarily known as a song writer Sam Coslow also made recordings for Gennett, Victor, Columbia, Vocalion and Decca Records.
Sam Coslow wrote the title song, with Friedrich Hollaender to the Paramount movie True Confession (1937) in one afternoon.
Described himself as "The Renaissance Man of Tin Pan Alley" and the "Tin Pan Alley Renaissance Man".
Sam Coslow wrote the song "In the Middle of a Kiss" in 35 minutes before a circle of friends at a party in response to a challenge that he couldn't write a usable song in one hour. The song was later used in the Paramount movie College Scandal (1935).