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Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died in Santa Monica, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Songwriter ("Stormy Weather", "Let's Fall in Love"), author, lyricist and pianist, educated in public schools. He was a photo engraver before working as a pianist in film theatres, and he wrote special material for vaudeville before going on to produce night club shows. He wrote the songs for the Broadway musicals "9:15 Revue", "Earl Carroll Vanities (1930 and 1932)", and "Americana", plus the stage scores for three editions of the night club revue "Cotton Club Parade" and "Say When". Joining ASCAP in 1926, his chief musical collaborators included Harold Arlen, Harry Barris, Duke Ellington, Rube Bloom, Sammy Fain, Jay Gorney, Ray Henderson, Burton Lane, Jimmy McHugh, James V. Monaco, Sam H. Stept and Harry Warren. His other popular-song compositions include "Get Happy", "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", "Kickin' the Gong Around", "I Love a Parade", "I Got A Right to Sing the Blues", "I've Got the World on a String", "Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day", "Happy as the Day Is Long", "As Long As I Live", "Ill Wind", "Some Sunday Morning", "When the Sun Comes Out", "The Moment I Laid Eyes on You", "Now I Know", "Tess' Torch Song", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", "I Can't Face the Music", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Animal Crackers in My Soup", "Stop, You're Breaking My Heart", "I'm Shooting High", "Spreadin' Rhythm Around", "Lovely Lady", "Good For Nothin' Joe", and "My Best Wishes".

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Trivia (1)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

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