Harold Arlen Biography

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Birth Name: Hyman Arluck
Born: 1905/02/15
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York
Genres: Classical/Opera, Jazz, Soundtracks, Vocals

Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over. In addition to composing the songs for ''The Wizard of Oz'', including the classic 1938 song, "Over the Rainbow,” Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. "Over the Rainbow," in fact, was voted the twentieth century's No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).




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