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Date of Birth 16 February 1907Rochester, New York, USA
Date of Death 24 December 1980Gainesville, Florida, USA  (lung cancer)

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Alec Wilder was born on February 16, 1907 in Rochester, New York, USA. He died on December 24, 1980 in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Hollywood songwriters of the 'thirties and beyond] They were vitalized by Fred Astaire and wrote in a manner they had never quite written in before. He brought out in them something a little better than their best - a little more subtlety, flair, sophistication, wit, and style - qualities he himself possesses in generous measure.

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