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Ben Bernie

  • Birth 30 May 1891 Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 1943 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Block 56 Path 10 I/J Line PP14 grave 11 Congregation Anshei Smargon
  • Memorial ID 7256722

Jazz Musician, Bandleader. Born Benjamin Anselvitz, he began his career in vaudeville. Educated at the New York College of Music, City College of New York, and Columbia School of Mines, he joined his first orchestra in 1922. For the next twenty years he toured with Maurice Chevalier, and appeared on radio and in films. His films include "Love And Kisses" (1937), "Wake Up And Love" (1937), "Stolen Harmony" (1935), and "Shoot The Works" (1934). He also wrote the songs "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Who's Your Little Whozis," "I Can't Believe It's True," "Holding My Honey's Hand," "A Bowl Of Chop Suey And Yooey," "After The Dance Was Over," "Was Last Night The Last Night?," "Ain't That Marvelous (My Baby Loves Me)," and "Strange Interlude."

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  • Added: 12 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7256722
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ben Bernie (30 May 1891–20 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7256722, citing Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .