Mabel Wayne

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Birthday
16, 1904
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 19, 1978 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1904
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 19, 1978 (73)

About

Known for Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream, Ramona, and I Understand. She was the first female composer to publish a hit song.

Before Fame

She attended the New York School of Music after studying piano in Switzerland. She was a concert pianist, singer, and a vaudeville dancer.

Trivia

Her frequent collaborator was L. Wolfe Gilbert. She became known for the Latin element in her compositions.

Family Life

She came from a family of performers and musicians. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

Associated With

She contributed music to King of Jazz, the film from 1930 starring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra.