Bert Kalmar

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Birthday
10, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 18, 1947 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 18, 1947 (63)

About

Lyricist known for Three Little Words and A Kiss to Build a Dream On and his longtime collaboration with Harry Ruby.

Before Fame

He was 10 years old when he ran away from home to become a magician at a tent show.

Trivia

He and Ruby were portrayed by Fred Astaire and Red Skelton, respectively, in Three Little Words from 1950.

Family Life

He was married to and divorced from Jessie Brown. The former couple had two children together.

Associated With

He and Ruby wrote the musical score for the 1928 stage version of the Marx Brothers' Animal Crackers, which, of course, starred Groucho Marx.