Harry Warren

Harry Warren ( born December 24, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, † 22 September 1981 in Los Angeles, California; born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna ) was an American musician, composer and songwriter.

Life and work

The Italian-American Harry Warren is one of the most successful songwriters for musicals and film scores; he wrote - some with Al Dubin, Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Mack Gordon, Leo Robin, Ira Gershwin and Johnny Mercer - countless hit songs. The most famous include Lulu's Back in Town, which was famous by Fats Waller and in the 1950s, mainly by Mel Tormé, his composition " Chattanooga Choo Choo " (1941 ), which was his first great success, and by the Glenn Miller Orchestra became popular, as well as ( I've Got a Gal in ) Kalamazoo (1942 ). Other hits were There Will Never Be Another You, I Only Have Eyes for You, 42nd Street, The Gold Diggers ' Song ( We're in the Money ), Young and Healthy, Lullaby of Broadway, Serenade in Blue, At Last, Jeepers Creepers and You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me

Warren won the Oscar for best song for Lullaby of Broadway ( Al Dubin with, 1935), You'll Never Know ( with Mack Gordon, 1943) and for On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe ( with Johnny Mercer, 1946). In addition, Warren wrote the Broadway musical Shangri- La ( 1956).