Reference Entry

Ellis, Vivian John Herman (1903-1996), composer and lyricist

Andrew Lamb

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Ellis, Vivian John Herman (1903-1996), composer and lyricist, was born on 29 October 1903 at 207 Goldhurst Terrace, Hampstead, London, the only son of Henry Herman Ellis (c.1868-1909), tailor, and his wife, Maud Alexandrina Isaacson (1870-1961). He inherited musical talent from his mother, a violin pupil of Ysaÿe and daughter ...

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