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Youmans, Vincent

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Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

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1898 - Born on September 27th in New York, New York. American songwriter best known for writing the scores for musicals.

1914 - He joined the United States Navel and served during World War I.

1918 - Youmans began working on Tin Pan Alley first as a song plugger for TB Harms Company and then as a rehearsal pianist for famed composer Victor Herbert’s operettas.

1925-1933 - Known for writing the scores for the musicals No, No, Nanette, Hit the Deck, and the first Fred Astaire–Ginger Rogers vehicle, Flying Down to Rio.

1935 - He was Oscar-nominated for Best Music, Original Song for Flying Down to Rio.

         - His extensive catalog holds many of the great standards from the period, most notably “Tea For Two”, “Through the Years”, “The Carioca” and “More Than You Know!”. Other hits include “Wildflower”, “Dolly”, “Bambalina”, “Tie a String Around Your Finger”, “No, No, Nanette”, “I Want to Be Happy”, “Why, Oh Why”, “I Want a Man”, “The One Firl”, “Who Am I?”, “Great Day”, “Oh, Me! Oh, My!”, “Without a Song”, “Time on My Hands”, “Rise N’ Shine”, “Oh, How I Long to Belong to You”, “Orchids in the Moonlight” and “Music Makes Me”.

1946 - Died on April 5th in Denver, Colo.

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