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 Johnny Black

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Johnny Black

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Jun 1936 (aged 44)
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Garden LN Section 112, Lot 381 space 5
Memorial ID 4442 View Source
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Songwriter. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he began his career performing on Broadway and on the vaudeville stage usually playing a number of different types of musical instruments. As a songwriter he wrote "Paper Doll" in 1915 which was latter recorded by The Mills Brothers and became a multi million dollar hit. In 1919, he wrote "Dardanella" a fox trot that became a big hit. After the success of "Dardanella", he toured the United States and abroad as a band leader and a master of ceremonies. Through the 1920s and 1930s, he was a studio director at radio station WHT Chicago, continued touring and was the proprietor of the Club Dardanella in Florida. He died of a fractured skull from fall in Hamilton, Ohio.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 1 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4442
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/4442/johnny-black : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Black (30 Sep 1891–9 Jun 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4442, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .