|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Cornwall, New York, USA (heart disease)|
|Nickname||The Vitagraph Boy|
Mini Bio (1)
Songwriter ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), composer, conductor, publisher, author, producer and child actor, educated at Marquand Preparatory and New York University. He studied piano with Vincent Lopez, and organized his own band, later conducting on radio and records. He was the president of publishing firms and theatrical production companies, and wrote several stage scores and special material. He received a United States Navy commendation for his work on the radio show "Winnie the Wave". Joining ASCAP in 1939, he collaborated musically with Kenneth Sisson, Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, and George Briegel. His other popular-song compositions include "Wide Open Spaces", "Sincerely Yours", "Craving", "Gotta Hit That Texas Trail", "You'll Find a Bit of Gay Paree in Dear Old Montreal", "I Won't Be Ridin' No More", "Tall Cedars Are Calling Me", "Two Gun Gertie", "The President Eisenhower March", "Wings in Flight" (for Stewart Air Force Base), and "Give, Give, Give" (for the Community Chest Drive).
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