Vincent Youmans

1898 - 1946

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Vincent Millie Youmans (September 27, 1898 – April 5, 1946) was an American Broadway composer and producer.A leading Broadway composer of his day, Youmans collaborated with virtually all the greatest lyricists on Broadway: Ira Gershwin, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Caesar, Anne Caldwell, Leo Robin, Howard Dietz, Clifford Grey, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Edward Heyman, Harold Adamson, Buddy DeSylva and Gus Kahn. Youmans' early songs are remarkable for their economy of melodic material: two-, three- or four-note phrases are constantly repeated and varied by subtle harmonic or rhythmic changes. In later years, however, he turned to longer musical sentences and more rhapsodic melodic lines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincent Youmans has received more than 148,432 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Vincent Youmans is the 1,237th most popular composer (down from 1,152nd in 2019), the 8,919th most popular biography from United States (up from 9,683rd in 2019) and the 96th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Vincent Youmans ranks 1,237 out of 1,216Before him are Jocelyn Pook, Christopher Young, Toshio Hosokawa, Georg Friedrich Haas, David Raksin, and Mark Mancina. After him are Vicente Amigo, John Wilbye, Earl Scruggs, Peter Warlock, R. D. Burman, and Joseph Lamb.

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Among people born in 1898, Vincent Youmans ranks 244Before him are Mario Mattoli, Cesare Merzagora, Chesty Puller, Gertrude Lawrence, Eleanor Boardman, and Hal Brown. After him are Harry Watson, Wiley Post, Baby Dodds, Joe Spence, Roy Harris, and Ewald Balser. Among people deceased in 1946, Vincent Youmans ranks 191Before him are Granville Bantock, Olivér Halassy, Mary Alden, Damon Runyon, Ivan Moskvin, and Kate Bruce. After him are Harlan F. Stone, Adriaan van Maanen, Edgar Syers, Lionel Atwill, Booth Tarkington, and John Langalibalele Dube.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vincent Youmans ranks 8,919 out of 18,182Before him are William Beebe (1877), Michael Michele (1966), Rose Marie (1923), Bill Laimbeer (1957), Gavin Newsom (1967), and Kenneth Burke (1897). After him are Tim Holt (1919), Ariana Richards (1979), Jim Pollard (1922), Carl Anderson (1945), Gary Rossington (1951), and Frederick Moloney (1882).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Vincent Youmans ranks 96Before him are Morten Lauridsen (1943), Virgil Thomson (1896), Lowell Mason (1792), Christopher Young (1958), David Raksin (1912), and Mark Mancina (1957). After him are Earl Scruggs (1924), Joseph Lamb (1887), Howard Hanson (1896), Vincent Persichetti (1915), George Bruns (1914), and Jerry Bock (1928).