Ralph Rainger (Ralph Reichenthal)

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New York City, New York, USA
He was one of the era's great composers and songwriters. Ralph Rainger penned numerous popular standards, often working in collaboration with lyricist Leo Robin. These include solid commercial hits like "Moanin Low", "Love in Bloom" (used by Jack Benny to introduce his TV and radio shows), "Love is Just Around the Corner", "Easy Living", "If I Should Lose You", "Blue Hawaii", the 1938 Oscar-winning Bob Hope theme song "Thanks for the Memory" and "June in January".

Rainger initially acceded to the demands of his parents to prepare for a 'sensible career'. Read more...