An American lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s.
Adamson, the son of Harold Adamson and Marion "Minnie" Campbell Adamson, was born and raised in New Jersey. Adamson suffered from polio as a child which limited the use of his right hand. Initially, Adamson was interested in acting but he began writing songs and poetry as a teenager.
He went on to studying acting at the University of Kansas and Harvard. Ultimately he entered into a songwriting contract with MGM in 1933. During his stint with MGM he wrote many popular and successful songs, including the theme song for the hit sitcom "I Love Lucy".
He was nominated for five Academy Award Nominations for lyrics to several original movie scores. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
He died at aged 73.