Had first hit song, "All the World Will Be Jealous of Me" (music by Ernest R. Ball)
Served in US Army during WWI; was exposed to mustard gas and suffered permanent lung damage
First song interpolated into a Broadway production, "Sundown Brings Back Memories of You"; used in "Greenwich Village Follies of 1921"; also wrote special material for the show
First complete Broadway score, written in collaboration with composer Fred Coots, "White Lights"; ran for only 35 performances
Reunited with Joe Burke to write the songs (including "Tiptoe Through the Tulips") for the early Technicolor film "Gold Diggers of Broadway"
With Burke, wrote songs for the films "She Couldn't Say No" and "Hold Everything"
First collaboration with composer Harry Warren, the now classic backstage musical "42nd Street"
Again teamed with Warren for both "Footlight Parade" and "Gold Diggers of 1933"
With Warren, wrote the now classic song "I Only Have Eyes for You", used in "Dames"
Won Best Song Academy Award for "Lullaby of Broadway" from the film "Gold Diggers of 1935"
Received second Oscar nomination for the song "Remember Me?" from "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air"
Last collaborations with Warren, "Gold Diggers Go to Paris" and "Garden of the Moon"
Put lyrics to an instrumental by Victor Herbert and enjoyed a hit song with "Indian Summer", recorded by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra
Received third Academy Award nomination for the song "We Mustn't Say Goodbye" (music by James Monaco) used in the film "Stage Door Canteen"
Stage version of "42nd Street" (interpolating songs by Warren and Dubin) opened and won that year's Tony Award as Best Musical
Revival of "42nd Street" produced on Broadway