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Date of Birth 12 June 1886Buffalo, New York, USA
Date of Death 12 June 1954Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameEdward Ray Goetz

Mini Bio (1)

Composer, songwriter ("For Me and My Gal"), author and producer. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "The Never Homes", "The Hen Pecks", "Hokey-Pokey", "Hanky-Panky", "Roly-Poly", "All Aboard", "The Pleasure Seekers", and "Hitchy-Koo" (he also was a co-producer), between 1917 and 1918, and also "George White's Scandals of 1922". He produced the Broadway musicals "As You Were", "The French Doll", "Little Miss Bluebeard", "Paris", "Fifty Million Frenchmen", and "The New Yorkers". He was a charter member of ASCAP in 1914, and was a director until 1917. His chief musical collaborators included Silvio Hein, A. Baldwin Sloane, Raymond Hubbell, George Meyer, Pete Wendling, Jean Schwartz, George Gershwin and Edgar Leslie. His other popular-song compositions include "Who'll Buy My Violets?", "Argentina", "Let's Be Lonesome Together", "So This Is Love", "Don't Go In the Lion's Cage Tonight", "If You Could Care", "Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula", "The Life of a Rose", "Meet Me in the Shadows", "The Land of Going to Be", and "Boom".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (3)

Elizabeth Leyland (? - ?)
Ethel Johnson (? - ?)
Irène Bordoni (? - ?) (annulled)

Trivia (1)

Brother-in-law of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin.

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