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Mort Dixon
Born(1892-03-20)March 20, 1892
New York City, United States
DiedMarch 23, 1956(1956-03-23) (aged 64)
Bronxville, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Lyricist
Years active1920s–1930s
Associated actsRay Henderson, Harry Warren, Harry M. Woods, Allie Wrubel

Mort Dixon (March 20, 1892 – March 23, 1956) was an American lyricist.[1]

Biography

Born in New York City, United States,[1] Dixon began writing songs in the early 1920s, and was active into the 1930s. He achieved success with his first published effort, 1923's "That Old Gang of Mine".[1] His chief composer collaborators were Ray Henderson, Harry Warren, Harry M. Woods and Allie Wrubel.[1]

His composing output declined in the late 1930s, and he retired early in life to reside in Westchester County, New York.[1]

Among his lyrics are: "That Old Gang Of Mine" (1923), "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926), "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" (1927), "Nagasaki" (1928), "Would You Like to Take a Walk?" (1930), "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)", "You're My Everything", and "River, Stay 'Way from My Door" (1931), "Flirtation Walk" and "Mr and Mrs is the Name" (1934) and "The Lady in Red" (1935).[1]

Dixon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in Bronxville, New York.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 380/1. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.