Ager, Milton, 1893-1979

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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 The collection mostly reflects Ager's late unpublished works.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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Yellen, Jack. Ain't she sweet [music]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Ager, Milton. In your green hat [music]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Lauro Ayestarán Collection, 1830-1966, (bulk 1850-1950) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Ager, Milton, 1893-1979. Milton Ager collection 1918-1979 (bulk 1970-1979). Library of Congress
creatorOf Smith, R. Grant, 1931-. R. Grant Smith sheet music collection, 1876-1981. Public Libraries of Saginaw
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Weissmuller, Donald. [Collection of music used by dancer Donald Weissmuller]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Mrs. Astor's pet horse / Milton Ager and Richard Rodgers ; orchestrations principally by J. Toliver, Charles L. Cooke, 1942 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Ager, Milton, 1893-1979. Autograph letter signed : LA, Ca. [Los Angeles], to James J. Fuld, 1979 Jan. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Yellen, Jack. I wonder what's become of Saly [music]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Ager, Milton, 1893-1979. [Mrs. Astor's pet horse / Milton Ager and Richard Rodgers ; orchestrations principally by J. Toliver, Charles L. Cooke]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith 3DB (Radio station : Melbourne, Vic.) corporateBody
associatedWith Alexander, Shana. person
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
associatedWith Ayestarán, Lauro. person
associatedWith Cooke, Charles L. person
associatedWith Davis, Benny, 1895-1979. person
associatedWith Dunn, Sam. person
associatedWith Fuld, James J., 1916- person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Rose, Billy, 1899-1966. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smith, R. Grant, 1931- person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Toliver, James S person
associatedWith Toliver, James S. person
associatedWith Wever, Ned. person
associatedWith Yellen, Jack, 1892-1991. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Australia
Subject
Radio music
Popular music
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Scores
Revues--Excerpts--Scores
Instrumental ensembles, Arranged--Scores and parts
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Composers
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Birth 1893-10-06

Death 1979-05-06

Americans

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