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Date of Birth 12 January 1904Long Island City, New York, USA
Date of Death 13 July 1949Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameEdgar De Lange

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Famed songwriter ("Moonglow", "Solitude", "A String of Pearls", "Darn That Dream"), composer, author and conductor, educated at the University od Pennsylvania. In 1934 he organized an orchestra with Will Hudson. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "New Orleans" and "If I'm Lucky". Joining ASCAP in 1934, his chief musical collaborators incuded Louis Alter, Will Hudson, Duke Ellington, Josef Myrow, Joseph Meyer, Sammy Stept, James Van Heusen, and John Benson Brooks. His other popular-song compositions include "Haunting Me", "I Wish That I Were Twins", "So Help Me", "Good for Nothing but Love", "Deep in a Dream", "Heaven Can Wait", "This Is Worth Fighting For", "Just as Though You Were Here", "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well", "Isn't It Strange What Music Can Do?", "Velvet Moon", "Along the Navajo Trail", "Man With a Horn", "One More Tomorrow", "If I'm Lucky", "Shake Down the Stars", "Endie", "It Ain't Right to Say Ain't", "Soft and Warm", "Holiday Forever", "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", and "All This and Heaven, Too".

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.

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