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Date of Birth 10 July 1893Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 23 May 1969Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJames Francis McHugh

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Jimmy McHugh was born on July 10, 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Francis McHugh. He was married to Edna Cantor McHugh. He died on May 23, 1969 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Edna Cantor McHugh (17 September 1938 - 1946) (divorced) (1 child)

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American composer, screenwriter and Broadway playright.
Composed the Universal Pictures fanfare
Father of Judy McHugh.
Great-grandfather of Lee Newman
He was not a member of the large McHugh Family of Vaudeville, He wasn't a sibling of Frank, Matt or Kitty McHugh.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Member of ASCAP from 1922. He held honorary de­grees as Doctor of Music and in oratory.
Served as executive in prominent music publishing houses in New York for several years. Wrote songs for Cotton Club revues. Became best known for the classic standards "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby": "I Must Have That Man"; "Digga, Digga, Doo"; "Doin' the New Low-Down" and "Sunny Side of the Street".

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