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Date of Birth 28 November 1892Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 26 December 1962Santa Barbara, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "By the Beautiful Sea"), pianist and composer, he was a pianist in film theatres and in cafes and vaudeville, and later an arranger for music publishers. He was a contract writer for Winter Garden productions, and wrote the Broadway stage scores for "The Passing Show of 1914", "Dancing Around", "Maid in America", "Oh, Look!", and "The Little Blue Devil". He wrote songs for the "Ziegfeld Follies" (1920 and 1921), and the "Greenwich Village Follies". He was a charter member of ASCAP in 1914, and served as a director from 1914 to 1917. His chief musical collaborators include Joseph McCarthy, Ballard Macdonald, Harold Atteridge, and Al Bryan. His other popular-song compositions include "Trail of the Lonesome Pine", "I Take a Little Rain With the Sunshine", "There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland", "The Land of My Best Girl", "Tip Top Tipperary Mary", "Smother Me With Kisses and Kill Me With Love", "Down in Bom-Bom Bay", "She Is the Sunshine of Virginia", "On the Mississippi", "Our Home Town", "Wherever There's Music and Beautiful Girls", "A Kiss for Cinderella" and "Roll on River Missouri".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (1)

Anna Wheaton (? - 26 December 1962) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (1)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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