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 Milton Ager

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Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
6 May 1979 (aged 85)
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Main urn garden, southwest corner of Section D.
Memorial ID
1919 View Source

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 Inglewood, California and is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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 Inglewood, California and is also 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 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1919
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1919/milton-ager: accessed ), memorial page for Milton Ager (6 Oct 1893–6 May 1979), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1919, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.