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Harry Akst
Birth: Aug. 15, 1894
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1963
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Composer, Songwriter. Born in New York City, he was one of the most prolific composers of the era and an accomplished pianist and conductor. In 1925, along with lyricists Sam Lewis and Joe Young, he wrote "Dinah", one of the most recorded songs of all time. His other notable collaborations included "A Smile Will Go A Long Way", "Baby Face", "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby", "As Long As I'm With You", "Don't It Mean A Thing", "Birmingham Bertha" and "Everybody Swing". He also wrote scores for the musical films "Bulldog Drummond", "The Squall", "This is Heaven", "On With the Show" and "Stand Up and Cheer!". He died in in Hollywood, California and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance, N-60268
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14997, -118.32048
 
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Record added: Jan 16, 2001
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