He is a composer and
songwriter born in New
He studied at the Fordham
and City College of New York before getting a job with publishers where he created
musical arrangements for orchestras.
He contributed compositions to Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley
publishers and soon gained recognition. His first hit song was
"I'd Love To Fall Asleep and Wake Up in My Mammy's
Arms" which he co-wrote with Joe Young and Sam Lewis and he would
later have a further hit with Joe Young with "I'm Gonna Sit
Right Down and Write Myself a Letter". He collaborated throughout his
career with other lyricists such as Roy Turk and Bert Kalmar and Sam
Lewis. His music was used in
several musicals in Hollywood
with songs such as "Puttin' on the Ritz",
"Marianne" and "Walkin'
My Baby Back Home". He
became a Director of ASCAP in 1933 and retained that post until 1948 when
he was elected President. He
died in New York City aged 61.
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