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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJoseph Edgar Howard

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"), composer, actor, singer, producer, director and author. He was a boy soprano in vaudeville at age eleven, and toured in a stock-company production of "Little Eva". He wrote he Broadway and Chicago stage scores (also produced and directed) for "The Land of Nod", "The Time, the Place and the Girl", "The Girl Question", "A Stubborn Cinderella", "The Goddess of Liberty", and "The Prince of Tonight". He would also entertain in night clubs and theatres and on radio and elevision. Joining ASCAP in 1921, his chief musical collaborators were Frank Adams, Will Hough and Harold Orlob, and his other popular-song compositions include "Can't Get You Out of My Mind", "Hello, My Baby", "Goodbye, My Lady Love", "There's Nothing Like a Good Old Song", "Somewhere in France Is the Lily", "On a Saturday Night", "Love Me Litle, Love Me Long", "Montana", "Silver in Your Hair", "Whistle a Song", "On the Boulevard", "San Francisco Frizz", "An Echo of Her Smile", "I Don't Like Your Family", "Blow the Smoke Away", "What's the Use of Dreaming?", "Honeymoon", "When You First Kiss the Last Girl You Love", "Be Sweet to Me, Kid", "Tonight Will Never Come Again", and "Cross Your Heart".

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Spouse (3)

Countess Mauritio de Beaufort (? - ?) ( her death)
Mabel Barrison (? - ?)
Ida Emerson (? - ?)

Trivia (4)

He wrote the popular 1904 song "Goodbye, My Lady Love", which is interpolated into the Trocadero nightclub scene in nearly all the American stage productions of Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat" (but not in the London stage versions). The song was used in the 1936 film version of the show, but not in the 1929 or 1951 film versions.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
He died on stage May 19, 1961 in Chicago's Opera House. After he led the audience through a rendition of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and returned to the stage for a curtain call, he blew kisses to the audience and collapsed from a heart attack as the final curtain fell.
Married 9 times.

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