BiographyPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Pianist, songwriter ("China Boy", "Blue Dawn"), composer, author and conductor, educated at Philadelphia Music Academy. He was a pianist and arranger for the Paul Whiteman orchestra, and a military bandmaster during World War I. Later, he was the music director for Paramount Pictures and United Artists Studios, and composed for films, often on an uncredited basis. Joining ASCAP in 1930, his chief musical collaborators included Ned Washington, Dick Winfree, Harry Tobias, Rubey Cowan, Foster Carling, and Al Dubin. Read more... Little", "I Love You, Believe Me I Love You", "Hippy Happy Henny", and "Monna Vanna".