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Pem Davenport (1911–1985)

Songwriter, composer ("I've Got It Bad", "Johnny Guitar", "My Restless Lover", "Jacqueline"), author, conductor, pianist and arranger, educated at Southern Methodist University. He studied music with his father, and with Tibor Serly. He was pianist and arranger for Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, and also wrote musical revues for Dallas Little... See full bio »


(age 73) in Henderson, Nevada, USA

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 1938 Sweet Devil (writer: "You Should Be Set to Music")

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Other Works:

Pal Joey (1963). Comedy (revival). Book by John O'Hara. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport. Conducted by Pem Davenport. Choreographed by George Martin and Ethel Martin. Directed by Gus Schirmer. City Center: 29 May 1963- 9 Jun 1963 (15 performances). Cast: Art Barnett (as "Mike... See more »

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Pembroke Davenport

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Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Conductor and Musical Director: in 1961 for "13 Daughters" and in 1962 for "Kean." See more »

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