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Milton Ager
Birth: Oct. 6, 1893
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 6, 1979
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Composer, Songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a movie house intermission pianist for silent movie theaters and went on to become a vaudevillian. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was writing songs for Hollywood motion picture studios with scores for the films "Honky Tonk, King of Jazz", "I'm No Body's Baby" and "Chasing Rainbows". His many hit songs included "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes", "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas!", "Ain't She Sweet?" and "Happy Days Are Here Again", which become the theme song for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1932 inauguration and has remained the theme song for the Democratic Party ever since. He died in Los Angeles, California and is also a member of the Song Writer's Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Cecelia Ager (1902 - 1981)*
  Margaret Amanda Moody Parker (1920 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Main urn garden, southwest corner of Section D.
GPS (lat/lon): 34.05834, -118.44145
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Ray Bailey
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings, William
- william bondar
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
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