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 Harry Akst

Harry Akst

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 31 Mar 1963 (aged 68)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Columbarium of Remembrance, N-60268
Memorial ID 19531 · View Source
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Composer, Songwriter. Born in New York City, he was one of the most prolific composers of the era and an accomplished pianist and conductor. In 1925, along with lyricists Sam Lewis and Joe Young, he wrote "Dinah", one of the most recorded songs of all time. His other notable collaborations included "A Smile Will Go A Long Way", "Baby Face", "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby", "As Long As I'm With You", "Don't It Mean A Thing", "Birmingham Bertha" and "Everybody Swing". He also wrote scores for the musical films "Bulldog Drummond", "The Squall", "This is Heaven", "On With the Show" and "Stand Up and Cheer!". He died in in Hollywood, California and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Akst (15 Aug 1894–31 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19531, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .