" And he was a romantic. Songwriter Carol Connors, once Janssen's lover, remembers being upset that Janssen took Dickinson instead of her to a black-tie awards dinner. "I spent the night crying," she said, "but the next day he showed up at my door without a shirt, wearing a black lie and carrying a bouquet of flowers. He said, 'You told me you wanted to go to a black-lie affair.'
Ms. Connors and Mr. Janssen (besides their romantic relationship) also co-wrote several songs together.
From "The David Janssen Archive" ...
The first one is for you, B-L)
"A BEAGLE'S PLEA FOR XMAS (aka "SNOOPY'S SONG")
Their first song together. Lyrics by Janssen. Music by Carol Connors. Might have been intended but not used for a Snoopy TV special.
MY SENSITIVE PASSIONATE MAN
In 1977, when he was filming his television film "A Sensitive Passionate Man," Janssen got the recent Oscar-nominee (for ROCKY) Connors on board to work on a title song. Carol, in turn, brought in her co-nominee Bill Conti who agreed to underscore the film as well. The resulting song was sung by Melba Moore. Music by Connors and Bill Conti. Lyrics by Connors and Janssen.
IF I COULD I WOULD
This song's concept was all Janssen and lamented his situation of being married and in love with another. Lyrics by Janssen. Carol did the music. It was later recorded by Barbi Benton on her album released in Sweden."
for more on their song collaborations, check out "The David Janssen Archive"