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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 22, 1943|
|Born:||May 2, 1895||Cause of Death:||complications from pneumonia|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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Made first stage appearances as actor at Weingart Institute, a summer camp in the Catskills
Earliest surving verse, a poem written in honor of his parents twenty-fith wedding anniversary
Made first visit to Europe
Wrote first lyrics for a show; adapted German songs into English for Gustave Amberg
Met Richard Rodgers (date approximate)
Contributed to first Columbia University varsity show
Collaborated with Arthur Schwartz; wrote camp songs
Wrote first song with Rodgers, "Any Old Place With You"; performed in Broadway show "A Lonely Romeo"
First professional show, "Poor Little Ritz Girl"; show opened in Boston but was substantially revised before it moved to Broadway; Rodgers and Hart's score was supplemented by works by Sigmund Romberg and Alex Gerber
With Rodgers, co-wrote score for the "Garrick Gaieties"; had first hit song "Manhattan"
Had big success with stage musical "A Connecticut Yankee"
Contributed four songs to the feature "Follow Thru" (1930); only one, "I'm Hard to Find", used in final film
First feature film adaptation of a Rodgers and Hart show, "Leathernecking" (based on "Present Arms")
Contracted to write scores for three films for First National; first film "The Hot Heiress" (1931) was box-office failure; contract subsequently cancelled by mutual consent
Hired by Paramount to score "Love Me Tonight", starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald
Wrote songs for second Paramount feature, "The Phantom President", starring George M Cohan
Moved to United Artists to score "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!"
Worked with Moss Hart on unproduced musical film "I Married an Angel"
Had Broadway success with score for Billy Rose's "Jumbo", starring Jimmy Durante
Had two hits on Broadway, "On Your Toes" and "Babes in Arms"
Stage version of "I Married an Angel" premiered
"The Boys From Syracuse" opened
Final feature score, "They Met in Argentina"
Last feature work, contributed song "The Girl I Love to Leave Behind" to "Stage Door Canteen"
Final collaboration with Rodgers, oversaw Broadway revival of "A Connecticut Yankee"; wrote new songs including "To Keep My Love Alive", which is believed to be their last completed collaboration
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