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Overview (2)

Born in Moundsville, West Virginia, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Composer, songwriter ("I Love Coffee I Love Tea", author, publisher and advertising executive, educated at Cleveland Prep. He originated the "March of Dimes" and "Command Performance" (Armed Forces Radio Service) radio series, and in World War II served as a sergeant in the US Army and a lieutenant in Germany. He was the president of an advertising agency and a member of the OBE (military division), the Screen Writers' Guild, and the British-American Fellowship. Joining ASCAP in 1940, his chief musical collaborators included Henry Russell, Walter Schumann, Johnny Lange and Lew Porter, and his other popular-song compositions include "Junior Miss", "Halls of Ivy", "Drink, Drink, Drink", "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son", "Are You Listenin', Joe?", "Melancholy Mood", "I Walk Alone", "The Only Thing I Want for Christmas", "A Moment in Sorrento", "Send Me", and "Vict'ry Train".

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Trivia (1)

His mother was Stella Knight, a showboat performer.

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