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date: 20 September 2020

Schwartz, Arthurlocked

(25 November 1900–04 September 1984)
  • David Marc

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Schwartz, Arthur (25 November 1900–04 September 1984), songwriter and producer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Solomon S. Schwartz, a lawyer, and Dora Grossman. As a boy Schwartz showed instinctual musical talent; by the age of fourteen he was working professionally as a piano player at silent cinemas. His father, however, forbade him from formally studying music, demanding that he pursue a career in law....

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