Tobias, Harry

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One of the three Tobias brothers, Henry, Charles and Harry, all songwriters; born Sept. 4, 1895; with his brothers wrote lyrics for composers such as Ted Fiorito, Franz Waxman, Percy Wenrich, Albert von Tilzer, Lew Porter, Pinky Tomlin, Charlie Daniels, Jack Stern, Al Sherman, Harry Barris, Will Dillon, Gus Arnheim, and Roy Ingraham; best known songs are It's a lonesome old town, Sweet and lovely, Sail along silv'ry moon, Wait for me Mary, and That girl of mine; died in St. Louis, MO on Dec. 15, 1994.

From the guide to the Harry Tobias Collection, 1925-1994, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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creatorOf Harry Tobias Collection, 1925-1994 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Library of Congress. Music Division
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associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
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Lyricists--United States
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Birth 1895-09-11

Death 1994-12-15

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English

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