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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 May 1911Harlem, New York, USA
Date of Death 20 July 2001Manhattan, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Pop-tune composer, author and Commodore Records executive Milton Gabler was educated at the City College of New York (CCNY) and founded the Commodore Music Shop in New York in 1926 and Commodore Records in 1938. In 1956 he was named Artists & Repertoire (A&R) Director for Decca Records. His best-selling tunes include "L-O-V-E", "Willya, Wontcha, Kinda, Sorta", "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie", "Tell Me Why", "If I Give My Heart to You", "The Old Accordion", "Pappa Tree Top Blues", "THe Little White House", "Margot", "Sing Until the Cows Come Home", "You Had Better Change Your Ways", and "The Wheel Turns", among others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani

Trivia (3)

Uncle of Billy Crystal.
Co-founder, with Jack Crystal, of Commodore Records (1938-1946), New York City. He named the label after the Commodore Hotel, which was across the street from his office.

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