Lee Zahler (Leo A. Zahler)

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New York City, New York, USA
Tunesmith Lee (Leo) Zahler was the eldest of three sons and a daughter born to Joseph and Annie Zahler, Austro-Hungarian Jews who had immigrated to America a decade or so before the turn of twentieth century. His father may have come from an area in Hungary that is now part of the Slovak Republic. Lee Zahler was born in New York City, where his father worked as a pattern designer for a dressmaker.

Lee Zahler began his show business career working for a New York music publishing house and as professional piano player. Read more...