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Date of Birth 3 July 1911Dallas, Texas, USA
Date of Death January 1985Henderson, Nevada, USA

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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 Theatres, later touring Europe with the Paul Whiteman Rhythm Boys. He scored films in London, and was staff composer for Radio City Music Hall in New York. His stage scores include "Dr. Willy Nilly" and "The Long Dream". He conducted the orchestra for Broadway musicals such as "The Seven Lively Arts", "Kiss Me, Kate", "Fanny", "Kean" and "The King and I". He joined ASCAP in 1954.

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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."
Brother of LaNoue Davenport.

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