Lew Brown, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lew Brown

Russian-American Tin Pan Alley lyricist

Date of Birth: 10-Dec-1893

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 05-Feb-1958

Profession: screenwriter, songwriter, lyricist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Lew Brown

  • Lew Brown (born Louis Brownstein, Russian: ???? ??????????, December 10, 1893 – February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States.
  • During World War I and the Roaring Twenties, he wrote lyrics for several of the top Tin Pan Alley composers, especially Albert Von Tilzer.
  • Brown was one third of a successful songwriting and music publishing team with Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson from 1925 until 1931.
  • Brown also wrote or co-wrote many Broadway shows and Hollywood films.
  • Among his most-popular songs are "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "That Old Feeling", and "The Birth of the Blues".

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