Mort Dixon

Mort Dixon (born 20 March 1892 in New York City; † March 23, 1956 in Bronxville, New York ) was an American musician, songwriter and lyricist.

Life and work

Mort Dixon appeared at the beginning of his career in vaudeville shows. In World War I he was in France and directed the Army show Whiz Bang. In the early 1920s he began to write songs and worked there together with composer Ray Henderson; so find a bunch of songs like " That Old Gang of Mine". In 1924 he worked for the Ziegfeld Follies Revue. Dixon and Henderson's next big hit was in 1926 "Bye Bye Blackbird ", which should also become a jazz standard. He worked on many songs together with Harry Warren, Harry M. Woods and Allie Wrubel. Due to his great success on Broadway Dixon went to Hollywood in 1934.

Mort Dixon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

His most famous songs

That Old Gang of Mine ( 1921), Bye Bye Blackbird (1926 ) I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover (1927 ), Would You Like to Take a Walk? (1930 ) I Found a Million Dollar Baby (1931 ), You're My Everything (1931 ), River, Stay ' Way from My Door (1931 ) Flirtation Walk ( 1934), Mr. and Mrs. is the Name ( 1934) and The Lady in Red (1935 ).