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Lew Brown (Lewis Bronstein)

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Biography

Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Songwriter ("Beer Barrel Polka", "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill is Gone"), composer, author, publisher and producer, he came to the USA in 1898 and was educated at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. In 1925, he joined Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson as a songwriting team and music publishers. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "George White's Scandals" (1925, 1926, 1928 and 1931), "Manhattan Mary", "Good News", "Hold Everything", "Three Cheers" and "Follow Through", and was also co-librettist for "Flying High", "Hot-Cha", "Strike Me Pink" and "Yokel Boy" (also producer-director). Read more...

Actor

Character: Voice of Jimmy Durante Penguin

Stand Up and Cheer! 1934

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Character: Himself - Composer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Writing