Ager, Milton, 1893-1979

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1893-10-06
Death 1979-05-06
Americans

Biographical notes:

Composer of "Happy days are here again."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : LA, Ca. [Los Angeles], to James J. Fuld, 1979 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906633

Milton Ager, a popular songwriter, became a favorite of performers including Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, and Eddie Cantor. He found his greatest successes in the 1920s, composing several iconic songs, including "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah)," "Ain't She Sweet," and "Happy Days Are Here Again". The collection mostly reflects Ager's late unpublished works.

From the description of Milton Ager collection 1918-1979 (bulk 1970-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128310

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Subjects:

  • Radio music
  • Popular music
  • Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Scores
  • Revues--Excerpts--Scores
  • Instrumental ensembles, Arranged--Scores and parts

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)