Samuel Lerner (Samuel Manuel Lerner)
Composer ("I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?"), author, songwriter and publisher, he emigrated to the US in 1910 and was educated at Wayne University. He wrote special material for vaudeville singers including Sophie Tucker, and from 1928 was a music-publishing executive. Moving to London in 1936, he wrote the London stage scores for 'Going Greek' and 'Hide and Seek', plus songs for British films. In 1938, he returned to America and joined the Dramatists Guild, where he served on the executive council. Read more... Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief musical collaborators include Hoagy Carmichael, Jay Gorney, Al Hoffman, and Al Goodhart. His popular songs, besides the two mentioned earlier, include "Oh Susanna Dust Off that Old Pianna"; "The Pump Song"; "I Promise You"; "Judy"; "Gangway"; "Lord and Lady Whoozis"; "The Rhyming Song"; "Y'Had It Comin' to You"; "In a Fanciful Mood"; "But Me No Buts"; "Intrigue"; and "You Never Lose What You Never Had".