(born Hyman Arluck)
February 15, 1905 to April 23, 1986
Harold Arlen wrote
some of the greatest hits from the 30's and 40's, including the entire
score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Songs such as Over
the Rainbow, Get Happy, Stormy Weather,
It's Only a Paper Moon, I've Got the World on a String,
and Last Night When We Were Young are just some of the standards
that live on today and have distinguished Harold Arlen as one of the Great
American Composers of the 20th Century.
We invite you to
read this interactive biography of Harold's life. Learn how his musical
career developed, see pictures of him and his friends throughout the years,
and hear clips of some of his greatest songs by visiting the LISTENING
LOUNGE located in the MUSIC page of the site.
With over 400 songs
to his credit, it is impossible to mention every song and show ever written
by Harold Arlen in this biography. Please visit the MUSIC
page of this site and enter the COMPOSITION CATALOGUE library to browse
the complete list of works by Harold Arlen.
text of this biography was adapted from the book Harold Arlen: Happy
With The Blues,written by Edward Jablonski. Special thanks goes out
to Mr. Jablonski for making this biography possible.
For more information
about Harold Arlen's life and music, please refer to Edward Jablonski's
books, Harold Arlen: Happy With the Blues and Harold Arlen:
Rhythm, Rainbows and Blues, both of which are available for purchase
through the SHOP page of this site.
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