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Date of Birth 10 March 1900New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 23 April 1953New York City, New York, USA

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Prolific songwriter ("Deep Purple", "Have You Ever Been Lonely?", "Wagon Wheels", "A Marshmallow World"), composer, pianist and author, educated at DeWitt Clinton High School; his first music study was with his sister. He joined the staff of the G. Ricordi Company, and was an early radio performer on radio ("Sweethearts of the Air" [1923-1929] with his wife May Singhi Breen, over NBC). He wrote songs for the Broadway musicals "Yes Yes Yvette", "Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1928", and "Ziegfeld Follies of 1934". Joining ASCAP in 1922, he collaborated musically with his wife and with Jo Trent, Harry Richman, Charles Tobias, Billy Hill, Mitchell Parish, Bert Shefter, Benny Davis, Al Stillman, Sammy Gallop, Sam Lewis, Stanley Adams, and Carl Sigman. His other popular-song and insrumental compositions include "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver", "When You're Gone I Won't Forget", "Muddy Water", "I Just Roll Along", "One More Kiss Then Goodnight", "Somebody Loves You", "There's a Home in Wyoming", "Rain", "Just Say Aloha", "That's Life I Guess", "In a Mission by the Sea", "Royal Blue", "Maytime in Vienna", "Starlit Hour", "The Lamp is Low", "Lilacs in the Rain", "On a Little Street in Singapore", "All I Need is You", "Moonlight Mood", "Evening Star", "American Waltz", "Autumn Serenade", "That's Where I Came In", "As Years Go By", "In the Market Place in Old Monterey", "Who Do You Know in Heaven?", "Twenty-Four Hours of Sunshine", "God of Battles" (poem by General George Patton), "I Hear America Singing", "I Hear a Forest Praying", "God Is Ever Beside Me", "Buona Sera", and "Love Ya".

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May Singhi Breen (1929 - 23 April 1953) (his death)

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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