Had one stepdaughter: Travelyn (Gordon) Livingston.
His signature tune "Silver Bells" was originally titled "Tinkle Bells".
Older brother of "Bozo the Clown" creator and former Capitol Records President, Alan Livingston.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award, music and lyrics in collaboration with Ray Evans, as part of Best Musical nomination for "Oh, Captain!".
Brother-in-law of Nancy Olson. Ex-brother-in-law of Betty Hutton.
Uncle of Christopher Livingston.
Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977.
Following his death, he was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
In their Television Archives interview, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston said when Desi Arnaz asked them to write a theme song for a Western television show, he told them he could not pay them much for a weekly salary, because the show was only going to last one year. The men made a deal with Desi to keep the rights to the song. When Bonanza became an unexpected smash-hit, owning the rights to the song, the men made millions.