Con Conrad (Conrad K. Dober)

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New York City, New York, USA
Academy Award-winning songwriter ("The Continental", 1934), composer, pianist and publisher, educated at military academy, then a pianist in film theatres, and later a vaudeville entertainer in the USA and Europe. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Moonlight", "Mercenary Mary", "Kitty's Kisses", and "Americana". Then he became a music publisher, and went to Hollywood in 1929. Joining ASCAP in 1920, and his chief musical collaborators included Joe Young, Sidney Clare, Billy Rose, B. G. DeSylva, Benny Davis, Leo Robin, Herb Magidson, J. Russel Robinson, Vincent Rose, Archie Gottler, Sidney Mitchell, and William Friedlander. Read more...