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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 December 1893Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
Date of Death 22 September 1981Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameSalvatore Anthony Guaragna
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Salvatore Anthony Guaragna. He was married to Josephine Wensler. He died on September 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Josephine Wensler (19 December 1917 - 22 September 1981) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Closely associated with early 30s Warner Bros. musicals, he ranks as one of the most prolific and successful songwriters in the history of American pop music, his many hits include: "Where Do You Work-a, John?", "Nagasaki", "You're Getting to be a Habit with Me", "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Lullabye of Broadway", "Shadow Waltz", "Young and Healthy", "Forty Second Street", "About a Quarter to Nine", "At Last", "I Had the Craziest Dream", "The More I See You", "There Will Never Be Another You" and the Glenn Miller hit favorite, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 842-844. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.
Julia Riva is his granddaughter. She is the President of Warren's publishing company, "Four Jays Music". Ms. Riva is the former Mrs. J. Michael Riva, Marlene Dietrich's grandson.
Al Dubin and his musical, "42nd Street" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical-Large.
He was interred in the Sanctuary of Tenderness at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, beside his wife and son.
He had two children with his wife, Josephine: son, Harry Warren, Jr. (born in 1919; died in 1938 from complications from pneumonia); and daughter, Joan (born in 1924; died in 1991).
Al Dubin and his musical, "42nd Street" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Musical Production.

Personal Quotes (1)

Out here in Hollywood, a songwriter was always the lowest form of animal life.

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