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Date of Birth 30 May 1903Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Death 10 February 1998Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameAlex Charles Kramer

Mini Bio (1)

Composer, songwriter ("No Man Is an Island", "High on a Windy Hill"), author, conductor pianist and publisher educated at McGill Conservatory with Gardner and Hungerford. He began his musical career as a film-theatre pianist in Montreal, and then joined the Meyer Davis orchestra, eventually leading his own orchestra on Montreal radio programs. Coming to New York in 1938, he was a vaudeville and night club accompanist and also a vocal coach. By 1940 he was a staff writer and music publisher, co-founding the Kramer-Whitney, Inc. publishing firm in 1947. He was a council member on AGAC and founded the Bedside Network at the Veterans Hospital Radio & Television Guild, and served as its president. Joining ASCAP in 1942 (he was an ASCAP director between 1955 and 1959), his other popular-song compositions include "It All Comes Back To Me Now", "It's Love Love Love", "Candy", "Comme-ci, Comme-ca", "That's the Beginning of the End", "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens", "Money Is the Root of All Evil", "Love Somebody", "Dangerous Dan McGrew", "You'll Never Get Away", "Far Away Places", "My Sister and I", "Summer Rain", "I Only Saw Him Once", "Story of My Life", and "No Other Arms, No Other Lips".

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Spouse (1)

Joan Whitney (? - 12 July 1990) (her death) (1 child)

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