Bert Kalmar, Sr

Bert Kalmar, Sr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 17 Sep 1947 (aged 63)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Acacia, Lot 3085, space 3
Memorial ID 6239375 · View Source
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Famed American playwrite, song, and screen writer of the 1920s through 1940s. He wrote many hit songs along with songwriting partner Harry Ruby, including "Who's Sorry Now?," "I Want to be Loved By You," the Oscar-nominated "A Kiss To Build a Dream On," and the inimitable "Hooray for Captain Spalding." He also wrote screenplays for the Marx Brothers, penning "Animal Crackers" (1930), "Horse Feathers" (1932), and "Duck Soup" (1933). Fred Astaire played the role of Bert Kalmar in the 1950 biographical film "Three Little Words." Kalmar was married to vaudeville dancer Jessie Brown Kalmar. Father of actor Bert Kalmar, Jr.

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  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 6 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6239375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bert Kalmar, Sr (16 Feb 1884–17 Sep 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6239375, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .