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Overview (2)

Born in Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died in Yonkers, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("Sentimental Journey", "Once In a While", "Flat Foot Floogie", "Alabamy Bound"), composer, publisher and author, educated in New York City public schools and later a writer of special material for vaudeville and then the Broadway stage scores and songs in musicals for Cecil Lean, Cleo Mayfield, Winnie Lightner and Sophie Tucker. He also was a staff writer for music publishers between 1920 and 1928, and following that he formed his own firm. Joining ASCAP in 1921, his chief musical collaborators included Les Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva, Al Dubin, Ella Fitzgerald, Slim Gaillard, Ray Henderson, Ben Homer, Raymond Scott, Sam Stept and Harry Warren. His other popular-song compositions include "Sentimental Journey", "That's My Weakness Now", "I Love My Baby", "Oh Boy, What a Girl", "In My Gondola", "Away Down South in Heaven", "I'll Always Be in Love With You", "Do Something", Congratulations", "Good Little, Bad Little You", "My Mother's Evening Prayer", "Simple and Sweet", "Dream Sweetheart", "Moonlight on the River", "Swingy Little Thingy", "Blue Fedora", "More Than Ever", "You Showed Me the Way", "Tia Juana", "The Man Who Comes Around", "Speed Limit", "Who Can Tell", "All the Days of Our Years", "My Number One Dream Came True" and "On Accounta I Love You".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Trivia (1)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

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