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Jerome Kern

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Jerome Kern

Person  Male  Born 27/1/1885  Died 11/11/1945

Categories: Music / songs, Seriously Famous

Countries: Germany, USA

Composer. Born Jerome David Kern at Sutton Place, New York City. Studied music in New York and Heidelberg. He worked his theatrical apprenticeship in New York and London. His first complete score for a musical was 'The Red Petticoat' in 1912. Many Broadway shows followed, culminating in his greatest success 'Show Boat', which tackled inter-racial issues. Songs include 'The Way You Look Tonight', 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' and 'Ol' Man River'. He was the winner of two academy awards. Died after collapsing in the street in New York.

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