Jerome Kern

1885 - 1945

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Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Song Is You", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Long Ago (and Far Away)". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerome Kern has received more than 959,000 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jerome Kern is the 825th most popular composer (down from 630th in 2019), the 4,020th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,987th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Jerome Kern ranks 825 out of 1,216Before him are Ferenc Farkas, Erkki Melartin, Anton Stamitz, Alberto Iglesias, Paul Sacher, and Udo Zimmermann. After him are Ivan Larionov, Käbi Laretei, Claudin de Sermisy, Nikolai Zaremba, Robert Volkmann, and Elliott Carter.

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Among people born in 1885, Jerome Kern ranks 116Before him are Leó Weiner, Jan Czochralski, Wallace Beery, François de La Rocque, Carmine Gallone, and Rolf Carls. After him are Antonio Bacci, John Curtin, Nils von Kantzow, Alice Paul, Abdurauf Fitrat, and Georges Mandel. Among people deceased in 1945, Jerome Kern ranks 200Before him are Alfred Delp, Emily Carr, Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, Walter Hohmann, Wincenty Witos, and Rolf Carls. After him are Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria, John Curtin, Emil von Reznicek, Alfred Saalwächter, Carl Moll, and Yakov Protazanov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerome Kern ranks 4,020 out of 18,182Before him are Anne Francis (1930), Michael Nouri (1945), Lenny Bruce (1925), Bud Abbott (1897), Larry Wall (1954), and Amadeo Giannini (1870). After him are Kevin Feige (1973), Sarah Clarke (1972), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Bobby Vinton (1935), Dana Reeve (1961), and Charles T. Kowal (1940).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jerome Kern ranks 44Before him are Alex North (1910), Thomas Newman (1955), Sun Ra (1914), Dave Grusin (1934), Amy Beach (1867), and Harold Arlen (1905). After him are Elliott Carter (1908), La Monte Young (1935), Lee Konitz (1927), Frederic Rzewski (1938), Cathy Berberian (1925), and W. C. Handy (1873).