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Milton Ager

Born: 6-Oct-1893
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 6-May-1979
Location of death: Los Angeles County, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ain't She Sweet

Military service: US Army (morale officer, WWI)

Frequent songwriting partner with lyricist Jack Yellen (1892-1991). The two were also partners in the sheet music publishing firm, Ager, Yellen and Bornstein. A top 1920s and 1930s songwriter, his hits include I'm Nobody's Baby (1921), Hard-Hearted Hannah (1924), Ain't She Sweet (1927) and the perennial Democratic Party political anthem, Happy Days Are Here Again (1929).

Father: Simon Ager
Mother: Fanny
Sister: Anne
Wife: Cecelia (m. 2-Feb-1922, two daughters)
Daughter: Laurel Bentley
Daughter: Shana Alexander (journalist, b. 6-Oct-1925, d. 23-Jun-2005)

    High School: (three years)

    Ager, Yellen and Bornstein (1922-44)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972


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