Harry Warren

December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981

Academy Award winning composer, Harry Warren, was one of the first songwriters to focus mainly on the newfangled medium called “movies.” He wrote more than 500 songs over the course of his career. He gave us massive hits like “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Jeepers Creepers” and many, many more. Along with lyricist Al Dubin, Warren scored the first hit film musical, 42nd Street. He worked for all the major film studios – oftentimes alongside legendary director/choreographer, Busby Berkeley – and partnered with many of the most famous lyricists of the day, including, but not limited to, Johnny Mercer, Mack Gordon and Ira Gershwin. Despite the massive success of his songs, Warren remained somewhat out of the spotlight, never really reaching superstar status. He continued quietly churning out songs and scores for movies until the end. He died at the age of 87.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Sanctuary of Tenderness; at the north end of the park, enter the Sanctuary of Tenderness and Harry is buried on the right, in the bottom row, 5 spaces in.

 

 

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