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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 May 1895New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 22 November 1943New York City, New York, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameLorenz Milton Hart
Nickname Larry

Mini Bio (1)

American lyricist who wrote the words to "My Funny Valentine," "Lover," "Isn't It Romantic," "Blue Moon" and other immortal pop-music standards. Also remembered for his collaboration with the composer Richard Rodgers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

Trivia (7)

Older brother of actor Teddy Hart.
Hart was a good friend of actors Monty Woolley and Clifton Webb in the 1920's. Unlike his friends, he is remembered as a closeted homosexual who was deeply conflicted and ashamed about his sexuality.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame of 1970.
Portrayed by Mickey Rooney in Words and Music (1948).
Richard Rodgers and his musical, "Pal Joey," at the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Midsize Musical Production.
Studied at the Columbia University School of Journalism for two years.
Born in Harlem, New York, to Jewish immigrants of German background. His father was a promoter.

Personal Quotes (1)

[from a letter to Ira Gershwin] It is a pleasure to live at a time when light amusement in this country is at last losing its brutally cretin aspect. Such delicacies as your jingles prove that songs can be both popular and intelligent.

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