(b Nagykanizsa, Hung., 1887; d NY, 1951).
Hung.‐born composer (Amer. cit.). Went to USA 1909, settling eventually in NY. Wrote succession of popular operettas, incl. Maytime (1917), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926), New Moon (1928), and Up in Central Park (1945). Among songs he comp. are ‘Deep in my heart, dear’, ‘One alone’, ‘Riff Song’, ‘Lover, come back to me’, ‘Softly, as in a morning sunrise’, and the Serenade and Drinking Song from The Student Prince.
Subjects: Music — Theatre.