Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946Alternative names
Herbert Baker, son of Belle Baker, was born on December 25, 1920. He was a comedy writer for television, motion pictures, and stage and wrote the lyrics for the Broadway comic opera Helen Goes to Troy, which was produced by Max Reinhardt. Baker was head writer for The Flip Wilson Show, The Perry Como Show, The Danny Kaye Show, and The Mac Davis Show . His numerous credits include An Evening With Fred Astaire, Norman Rockwell's America, Dream Wife, and the song I Love to Love (written for Danny Kaye and Lena Horne). Baker served as board member for the Writers Guild of America, West and was the recipient of several awards including two Emmys. He died on June 30, 1983.
Vaudeville singer, Belle Baker started her performing career in Jacob Adler's drama The Homeless . By 1926 she was the star of Betsy, a Rodgers and Hart musical produced by Florenz Ziegfeld. She introduced many songs including All of Me and Irving Berlin's International Rag . Belle was featured in the motion picture Song of Love (1929). She died April 1957.
From the guide to the Herbert Baker Papers, 1939-1978, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.)
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