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Date of Birth 17 February 1892Rensselaer, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 8 February 1942Douglaston, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJames Frederick Hanley

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Songwriter ("Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", "Rose of Washington Square", "Second Hand Rose"), composer, author and pianist, educated at Champion College and the Chicago Musical College. During World War I, he served in the 82nd Division and wrote and produced the Army show "Toot Sweet". In vaudeville he was a piano accompanist, and wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Jim Jam Jems", "Spice of 1922", "Big Boy", "Honeymoon Lane", and "Sidewalks of New York", then went under contract to film studios . Joining ASCAP in 1917, his chief musical collaborators included B. G. "Buddy" DeSylva and Eddie Dowling, and his other popular-song compositions included "The Little White House (at the End of Honeymoon Lane)", "Gee, But I Hate to Go Home Alone", "No Foolin'", "Little Log Cabin of Dreams", "Just a Cottage Small by a Waterfall", "Sleepy Valley", "Breeze (Blow My Baby Back to Me)", "Dig a Little Deeper", "I'm a Lonesome Little Raindrop", "Half a Moon", "Jersey Walk", "Wherever You Are", and "Dreams For Sale".

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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