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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:

Kiss Me, Kate (1948). Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Script by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack. Based on "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. Musical Director: Pem Davenport. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Incidental Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot. Choreographed ... See more »

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Pembroke Davenport

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Brother of LaNoue Davenport. See more »

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