(b Bloomington, Ind., 1899; d Rancho Mirage, Calif., 1981).
Amer. composer of songs and lyrics, pianist, film actor, and singer. Songs incl. Two Sleepy People (1927); Stardust (1927); Georgia on my Mind (1930); Rockin' Chair (1930); Little Old Lady (1933); Lazy Bones (1933); Thanks for the Memory (1938); The Nearness of You (1940); and I Get Along Without You Very Well (1939).