Sidney Clare

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Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 29, 1972 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 29, 1972 (80)

About

Lyricist best known for On the Good Ship Lollipop and Then I'll Be Happy. He was credited with first using the term "rock and roll" in 1934.

Before Fame

He performed as a dancer in vaudeville and wrote the first full film score for Street Girl from 1929.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He married Myrtle Hammerstad.

Associated With

His song Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone was used in the classic 1955 animated short One Froggy Evening directed by Chuck Jones.