Jack Selig Yellen

Jack Selig Yellen

Birth
Raczki, Podlaskie, Poland
Death 17 Apr 1991 (aged 98)
Concord, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Springville, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 15614039 · View Source
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Composer. He started out writing for vaudeville in the 1920's composing scores with Milton Ager for Broadway and later writing screenplays for Hollywood. Just a few of his Broadway musicals scored are, "What's in a Name?" (1920), "Rain or Shine" (1928), "You Said It" (1931), and "Boys and Girls Together" (1940). In Hollywood, his first major screen credit was for MGM's "Bulldog Drummond" (1929). Before settling at Fox Studios, he wrote lyrics for Universal musicals such as "Learned About Women" (1930), "Love Is News" (1937), and "Hold That Co-Ed" (1938). Many of his songs have become all time standard classics, notably "Ain't She Sweet", "Happy Days Are Here Again", "Alabama Jubilee", "Cheatin' on Me", and "Sing, Baby, Sing". From the 1950s until his death he was co-owner of the Ager-Yellen-Bernstein Music Company. In 1972 he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 4 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15614039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Selig Yellen (6 Jul 1892–17 Apr 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15614039, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Springville, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .