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Harry Revel

Born: 21-Dec-1905
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 3-Nov-1958
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Poor Little Rich Girl

Collaborator with Mack Gordon, 1931-39.


[1] 266 West End Ave., Manhattan, NY.

[2] Meryle Secrest, Somewhere for Me: A Biography of Richard Rodgers (2002): "Milton G. 'Doc' Bender was always somewhere in the background: 'a very devious, nefarious, strange man who preyed on the weaknesses of men basically homosexual', as [Gary] Stevens said of him. Claiming to be their manager, he procured booze and boys. 'He did it to [Lorenz] Hart and he did it to another man, Harry Revel, who was a big songwriter, of the [Mack] Gordon and Revel team, supplying him with boys for money. Harry Revel had to go to ASCAP to get advance money' to pay Bender off."

Mother: Rosa Revel
Sister: Reni Schulman
Brother: Sam Revel

    University: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

    Realm Music Company Founder (1949)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970
    Naturalized US Citizen



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