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Ralph Benatzky
Birth: Jun. 5, 1884, Czech Republic
Death: Oct. 17, 1957
Zurich
Zürich, Switzerland

Jewish-Austro-Hungarian composer and author. In 1936 he wrote the operetta "Axel at the Gate of Heaven" for Austrian actress Liane Haid, who was unable to take the lead part, which he then offered to Greta Garbo, who also turned it down; it ultimately went to Swedish actress Zarah Leander, for whom it became a stepping-stone to fame in Europe. In 1938 he wrote the operetta "Pariserinnen" for French-Austrian actress Christl Mardayn. He also wrote the stage scores for "White Horse Inn (Berlin and New York)", "Meet My Sister (New York)", "The Apaches Cocktail", "Casanova" and others. He came to the U. S. in 1938. He joined ASCAP in 1945, and his chief musical collaborator was Irving Caesar. His popular song compositions include "White Horse Inn", "I Cannot Live Without Your Love", and "Always In My Heart". (bio by: Rudi Polt) 
 
Burial:
Saint Wolfgang Friedhof
Strobl
Salzburg-Umgebung Bezirk
Salzburg, Austria
 
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Originally Created by: Rudi Polt
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
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Ralph Benatzky
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