American pianist and bandleader who tragically died from leukemia in 1951. He is remembered for popular songs like 1938's Ol' Man Mose.
He was a pharmacist before becoming a full-time musician.
He was the center of controversy after some listeners mistook the lyric "bucket" in his song Ol' Man Mose for a curse word.
His parents Tillie and Frank were Jewish immigrants.
His biggest hit, Ol' Man Mose, was originally performed by Louis Armstrong.