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Arthur Schwartz

Highest Rated: 100% The Band Wagon (1953)

Lowest Rated: 67% Night and Day (1946)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1900

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A former educator and attorney, composer Arthur Schwartz began his career in the 1920s and remained active for some six decades, crafting lilting, memorable melodies for such standards as "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan," "That's Entertainment" and "Dancing in the Dark." Ironically, Schwartz was not encouraged by his family in his musical interest. The second son of an attorney, he was not allowed to study music and instead encouraged to pursue the law. As is often the case, the forbidden became appealing and Schwartz secretly taught himself how to play the piano and by age 14 was accompanying silent films at the Cortelyou Movie Emporium in his native Brooklyn. Still, he was a dutiful son and completed his studies at New York University and Columbia University.



100% 82% The Band Wagon Original Songs - 1953
67% 42% Night and Day Producer - 1946
95% 70% Cover Girl Producer - 1944