Jerome Kern

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1885 - 1945

Jerome Kern  American Composer


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First Name Jerome
Last Name Kern
Full Name at Birth Jerome David Kern
Age 60 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th January, 1885
Birthplace New York City, New York
Died 11th November, 1945
Place of Death New York City, New York
Cause of Death cerebral hemorrhage
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame Show Boat
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Music Style Stage & Screen, Vocal, Show Tunes, Popular Music Entry, Cast Recordings, Traditional Pop, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Pop/Rock, Jazz
Instrument Composer

Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg.

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