Jan. 1, 1895 Saint Louis St. Louis City Missouri, USA
Jun. 6, 1961 Atlanta Fulton County Georgia, USA
Jazz Musician. A pianist who reached his height of popularity in the 1920s, he was popular and well known during his era, and was a radio staple from 1923 to 1954. He recorded for Columbia Records from 1924 to 1931, and appeared in theatres across the county from 1919 to 1937. His career was detailed in the 2002 work "The Rise of the Crooners" by Michael Pitts and Frank Hoffman.