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Born in Greenville, New Jersey, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameHarold Campbell Adamson

Mini Bio (1)

Prolific composer and author, educated at the University of Kansas, and at Harvard University, where he wrote 'Hasty Pudding' shows. His Broadway stage scores include: "Smiles"; "Earl Carroll's Vanities" (1931); "Banjo Eyes"; and "As The Girls Go". For Jones Beach: "Around The World In Eighty Days". He came to Hollywood in 1933, writing many film songs and themes. His chief musical collaborators included Hoagy Carmichael, Lou Alter, Peter DeRose, Walter Donaldson, Vernon Duke, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, Jimmy McHugh, Vincent Youmans, and Victor Young. His songs include: "Time On My Hands"; "Sittin' In The Dark"; "Tony's Wife"; "Like Me A Little Bit Less (Love Me A Little Bit More)"; "Everything I Have Is Yours"; "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here"; "Your Head On My Shoulder"; "Everything's Been Done Before"; "It's Been So Long"; "You"; "You Never Looked So Beautiful Before"; "Did I Remember?"; "There's Something In The Air"; "With A Banjo On My Knee"; "Where Are You?"; "You're A Sweetheart"; "You're As Pretty As A Picture"; "It's A Wonderful World"; "The Thrill Of A New Romance"; "720 In The Books"; "We're Having A Baby"; "The Music Stopped"; "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night"; "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening"; "Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer"; "How Blue The Night"; "A Hubba Hubba Hubba"; "As The Girls Go"; "I Got Lucky In the Rain"; "It's A Most Unusual Day"; "When Love Goes Wrong"; "You Say The Nicest Things, Baby"; "My Resistance is Low;" "Around The World"; "An Affair to Remember"; "Ferryboat Serenade"; and "Too Young To Go Steady".

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Spouse (1)

Gretchen Davidson (1948 - 17 August 1980) (his death)

Trivia (2)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
Wrote song "In the Beauty of Tahoe" with Joe DiMaggio. [1941].

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