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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameJoseph A. Burke

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("Tip Toe Through the Tulips", "Moon Over Miami", "Rambling Rose"), actor, composer and pianist, educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the staff of a New York publishing firm, and in 1929 he went to Hollywood. Joining ASCAP in 1920, he collaborated musically with Al Dubin, Edgar Leslie, Benny Davis, Mark Fisher, Marty Simes, and Charles Tobias. His other popular song compositions include "For You", "Carolina Moon", "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes", "Yearning", "Oh How I Miss You Tonight", "A Little Bit Independent", "On Treasure Island", "In a Little Gypsy Tearoom", "In the Valley of the Moon", "It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane", "Painting the Clouds With Sunshine", "At a Perfume Counter", "Who Wouldn't Love You", "By the River of the Roses", "The Kiss Waltz", "She Was Just a Sailor's Sweetheart", "Robins and Roses", "Cling to Me", "Midnight Blue", "Getting Some Fun Out of Life", "Villanova Alma Mater", and "We Must Be Vigilant" ("American Patrol").

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Trivia (1)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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