Vernon Duke

1903 - 1969

Vernon Duke

Vernon Duke (10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1903 – 16 January 1969) was an American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name, Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love" with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche (1940), "I Can't Get Started" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1936), "April in Paris" with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg (1932), and "What Is There To Say" for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vernon Duke has received more than 102,075 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,336th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Vernon Duke ranks 1,339 out of 2,258Before him are John Sykes, Richie Hawtin, Leslie West, Ron Geesin, Ronnie Radke, and James P. Johnson. After him are Timothy B. Schmit, Joshua Bell, Neal Hefti, DJ Snake, Hugh Hopper, and Johnny Marr.

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Among people born in 1903, Vernon Duke ranks 199Before him are Romeo Neri, Georges de Rham, Jeanette MacDonald, Marshall Harvey Stone, Elisha Cook Jr., and Daphne Akhurst. After him are Helena Nordheim, Kenneth Clark, Morgan Taylor, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Edgar Bergen, and Millard Mitchell. Among people deceased in 1969, Vernon Duke ranks 144Before him are Stijn Streuvels, Mildred Davis, Silvestre Igoa, Leonard Chess, Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río, and Paul Hawkins. After him are Miles Dempsey, Harry Mallin, Max Eastman, Natalie Talmadge, Pauline Bush, and Willy Ley.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Vernon Duke ranks 121 out of 218Before him are Valeriya Novodvorskaya (1950), Nina Andrycz (1912), Sergey Ling (1937), Vasily Rudenkov (1931), Vitaly Scherbo (1972), and Vladimir Samsonov (1976). After him are Sergei Sidorsky (1954), Aleksandr Dedyushko (1962), Matthias Platzeck (1953), Gennady Novitsky (1949), Darya Domracheva (1986), and Max Mirnyi (1977).

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Among musicians born in Belarus, Vernon Duke ranks 1

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