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Harry Von Tilzer (July 8, 1872 - January 10, 1946) was a very popular United States songwriter. July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

Von Tilzer was born in Detroit, Michigan under the name Harry Gummbinsky (shortened to Harry Gumm before taking the name under which he became famous). He ran away and joined a traveling circus at age 14, where he took his new name, and soon proved successful playing piano and calyope and writing new tunes and incidental music for the shows. He continued doing this in Burlesque and Vaudeville shows for some years, writing many tunes which were not published or which he sold to entertainers for 1 or 2 dollars. In 1898 he sold his song "My Old New Hampshire Home" to a publisher for $15, and watched it become a national hit, selling over 2 million copies of the sheet music. This prompted him to become a professional songwriter. Harry Von Tilzer from 1916 sheet music cover This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Burlesque was originally a form of art that mocked by imitation, referring to everything from comic sketches to dance routines and usually lampooning the social attitudes of upper classes. ... Vaudeville was a style of multi-act theater which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


He was made a partner of the Shapiro Bernstein Publishing Company. His 1900 number "A Bird In A Gilded Cage" became one of the bigest hits of the age. Von Tilzer became one of the best known Tin Pan Alley songwriters. In 1902 Von Tilzer formed his own publishing company, where he was soon joined by his younger brother Albert Von Tilzer. 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Tin Pan Alley was the name given to the collection of New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States of America in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Albert Von Tilzer (March 29, 1878 - October 1, 1956) was an American songwriter, the younger brother of Harry Von Tilzer. ...


Harry Von Tilzer's hits included "Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage", "Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie", "All Alone", "I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid!", "They Always Pick On Me", "I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad", and many others.


He died in New York City. New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


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The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to an art form particular to Europe, which is made up of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

Links

Harry Von Tilzer at the Internet Broadway Database The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ...


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Harry Von Tilzer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Harry Von Tilzer (July 8, 1872 - January 10, 1946) was a very popular United States songwriter.
Von Tilzer was born in Detroit, Michigan under the name Harry Gummbinsky (shortened to Harry Gumm before taking the name under which he became famous).
In 1902 Von Tilzer formed his own publishing company, where he was soon joined by his younger brother Albert Von Tilzer.
Albert Von Tilzer - definition of Albert Von Tilzer in Encyclopedia (137 words)
Albert Von Tilzer (March 29, 1878 - October 1, 1956) was an American songwriter, the younger brother of Harry Von Tilzer.
Albert Von Tilzer was born in Indianapolis, Indiana with the name Albert Gumm.
Von Tilzer was a top Tin Pan Alley tune writer, producing numerous popular music compositions from 1902 continuing through 1935.
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