Harry Akst

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Birthday
15, 1894
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 1963 (68)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1894
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 1963 (68)

About

Rose to fame in 1925 when he wrote the song Dinah with Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young.

Before Fame

He started out as a vaudeville pianist with singers Nora Bayes, Frank Fay and Al Jolson.

Trivia

He wrote music for the films Palmy Days, Rockabye, and Island in the Sky.

Family Life

He was married to Rose Akst until his death in 1963.

Associated With

His song Dinah was recorded by Bing Crosby.