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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 14, 1972|
|Born:||December 27, 1906||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Left home at age 16 to study music in New York; supported himself by teaching piano
Performed with small dance bands
Film composing debut, "My Man"
Had a minor role in a Broadway show, "Burlesque" and made film acting debut in film version of that play called "The Dance of Life"
Was a participant on radio program, "Information Please"
Hosted "G E Guest House" TV quiz show
Subject of Stan Freeman's one-man play with music, "At Wit's End" at Michael's Pub in New York
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