Jerome David Kern

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Jerome David Kern

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: November 11, 1945 (60)
New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Kern and Fannie Kern
Husband of <private> Kern (Leale)
Father of Elizabeth Jane Kern
Brother of Joseph Kern and Edwin Kern

Occupation: Composer
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About Jerome David Kern

Jerome David Kern was an American composer of popular music. He wrote around 700 songs, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?", a 6-week number 1 hit for George Olsen & his Orchestra in 1925. His career spanned dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films from 1902 until his death. Although Kern wrote almost exclusively for musical theatre and musical film, the harmonic richness of his compositions lends them well to the jazz idiom (which typically emphasizes improvisation based on a harmonic structure) and many Kern melodies have been adopted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes.

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Jerome David Kern's Timeline

January 27, 1885
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Age 27
November 11, 1945
Age 60
New York, NY, USA