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 Herbert Magidson

Herbert Magidson

Birth
Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Jan 1986 (aged 79)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Courts of the Books, wall crypt F-136B
Memorial ID 12082 · View Source
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Composer. Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, he began his career as a songwriter for Broadway and relocated to Hollywood in the 1920s. He has the distinction of writing the first Academy Award-winning song, "The Continental" with composer Con Conrad for the film "The Gay Divorcee" (1934). His work was used in over 20 films to include "Show of Shows" (1929), "Hats Off" (1936), "Radio City Revels" (1938) and "Sing Your Way Home" (1945). He died in Beverly Hills, California and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12082
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Magidson (7 Jan 1906–2 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12082, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .