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Milton Ager

  • Birth 6 Oct 1893 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 6 May 1979 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Main urn garden, southwest corner of Section D.
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  • Memorial ID 1919

Composer, Songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a movie house intermission pianist for silent movie theaters and went on to become a vaudevillian. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was writing songs for Hollywood motion picture studios with scores for the films "Honky Tonk, King of Jazz", "I'm No Body's Baby" and "Chasing Rainbows". His many hit songs included "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes", "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas!", "Ain't She Sweet?" and "Happy Days Are Here Again", which become the theme song for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1932 inauguration and has remained the theme song for the Democratic Party ever since. He died in Los Angeles, California and is also a member of the Song Writer's Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1919
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Milton Ager (6 Oct 1893–6 May 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1919, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .