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Born in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA
Died in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, USA  (cirrhosis of the liver)
Birth NameHarold Richard Atteridge

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("Fascination", "By the Beautiful Sea"), composer, librettist, writer and author, educated at the University of Chicago (Ph.B). He was a charter member of ASCAP in 1914, and was a staff writer for the Shuberts, and wrote the Broadway stage scores for "The Whirl of Society"; "Honeymoon Express"; and "The Peasant Girl". He wrote the librettos for "Vera Violetta"; "The Passing Show" (12 editions); "The Whirl of the World"; "Dancing Around"; "Maid in America"; "A World of Pleasure"; "Robinson Crusoe, Jr."; "The Show of Wonders"; "Doing Our Bit"; "Sinbad"; "Monte Cristo, Jr."; "The Last Waltz"; "Bombo"; "The Rose of Stamboul"; "The Dancing Girl"; "Topics of 1923"; "Innocent Eyes"; "Pleasure Bound"; "The Midnight Rounders"; "Big Boy"; "Artists and Models"; "Gay Paree"; "A Night in Paris"; "A Night in Spain"; "Ziegfeld Follies of 1927"; "Greenwich Village Follies of 1928"; and "Everybody's Welcome". His chief musical collaborators included Al Jolson, Harry Carroll, Louis Hirsch, Otto Motzan, and Sigmund Romberg. His other popular-song compositions include "My Yellow Jacket Girl"; "Omar Khayyam"; "My Lady of the Telephone"; "Sister Susie Started Syncopation"; "The Ragtime of Pan"; "Lotus Flower"; "Galli Curci Rag"; "Broadway Butterfly"; "Jazza Da-Doo", and "Doing My Bit".

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Spouse (1)

Mary Teresa Corless (1923 - 15 January 1938) ( his death)

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