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Ben Oakland

Ben Oakland
Born
September 24, 1907
Died
August 26, 1979
Country
United States
IPI
00022705417
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Songwriter (generally as a composer) and pianist born in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 16 he left school to join a vaudeville act with Pinky Lee and Richard Himber. He then wrote and played for Helen Morgan. He also wrote songs for the Ziegfeld Follies, the Cotton Club Parade and other shows. He also composed songs and scores for motion pictures and television shows.

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