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Irving Caesar (born July 4, 1895 in New York, died December 18, 1996 in New York) originally known as Isidor Caesar, was a prominent Jewish-American lyricist who wrote lyrics for "Swanee," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Crazy Rhythm," and "Tea for Two," one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent or religion who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ...

Caesar was born and died in New York City. His older brother Arthur Caesar was a successful Hollywood screenwriter. The Caesar brothers spent their childhood and teen years in Yorkville, the same Manhattan neighborhood where the Marx Brothers were raised. Caesar knew the Marx Brothers during his boyhood. 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. ... ... Yorkville may refer to more than one place: in Canada: Yorkville, a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario in the United States of America: Yorkville, Illinois Yorkville, New York (two places): Yorkville, Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York City. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The brothers in Hollywood: (left to right) Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo The Marx Brothers were a team of sibling comedians that played in vaudeville, stage plays, film and television. ...


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Irving Caesar is perhaps best known as the lyricist of "Tea for Two," "Swanee," "Just A Gigolo," and "Animal Crackers in My Soup." A composer, writer, inventor, and advocate as well as a popular lyricist, Caesar wrote and published over 700 songs in his lifetime.
To listen to Irving Caesar speak about songwriting and sing some of his most famous songs, click here to open the jukebox.
The ASCAP Foundation was named the final beneficiary of all of Irving Caesar's assets (copyrights), including those held under his lifetime trust and those retained in his wholly owned publishing company as well as his memorabilia.
Caesar (1895 - 1996) was a prolific and beloved lyricist who wrote hundreds of songs over the course of his long life, including: "Tea for Two," "Just a Gigolo," "Swanee," and "Animal Crackers in My Soup," among many others.
Caesar became an ASCAP member in 1920, and remained an active and devoted member for the next 75 years, serving several terms as a member of the Society's Board of Directors.
Caesar was a legendary songwriter and we will faithfully target proceeds from Mr.
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