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

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Show Boat. Musical Drama (revival). Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Lyrics for "Bill" by P.G. Wodehouse. Music and lyrics for "Goodbye, My Lady Love" by Joseph E. Howard. Music and lyrics for "After the Ball" by Charles Harris. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Musical ... See more »

Alternate Names:

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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