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O'Brien, Jack                                                                                         374
Little Chickadee. Musical director and adviser on radio programs. Music and sketches for radio. World War II, Army Air Forces entertainment— U.S.O. Camp Shows. Wrote music and sketches for Ziegfeld Follies of 1931; "Hold Your Horses"; "Ameri­cana"; "Gay White Way"; "Valse Moderne," symphonic. Songs: "The Champagne Waltz"; "If 1^ Love Again'; "Roses in December"; "I'll Take Romance"; "I Promise You"; "Java Jive"; "Twinkle Little Star"; "Do the N.Y."; "You're Not So Easy to Forget"; "111 Dance at Your Wed­ding"; "Johannesburg"; "Sidewalks of Cuba"; "A Mist Is over the Moon"; "Happiness"; "Dimples and Cherry Cheeks." Home: Santa Monica, Calif. Address: c/o ASCAP.
O'Brien, Jack (John Roger O'Brien), composer; b. Allentown, Pa., Oct. 16, 1904. ASCAP 1942. Educ: Bethle­hem Prep School; Muhlenberg Coll.; Columbia Univ. Pipe organ with David McKay Williams, New York. Arranger and pianist with popular or­chestra 1924-39. Arranger and pian­ist in radio 1931-39. Wrote for mo­tion pictures, Hollywood. World War II, 1942-44, special services of Army Air Forces, broadcasting, entertain­ing, composing soldier shows. Songs: 'Toyland Band"; "Remember Me?"; "On the Island of Catalina"; "Open up the Bottle"; "Moon over Sun Val­ley"; "My Greatest Mistake"; "Thumbs Up" (British War Relief Society). Home: 519 N. 23 St., Allentown, Pa.
O'Connell, Louis P., composer, au­thor, music publisher, lawyer; b. Chicago, 111., Sept. 25, 1895. ASCAP 1942. Educ: Drexel Public School; parochial high school; St. Rita Coll.; Chicago Kent Coll. of Law, Bachelor of Laws, 1916; Master of Laws, 1917. Music chief avocation. World War I, Twenty-first Infantry, grad. off. Training, Waco, Tex. Author many poems, incl. The Old Country Doc-
tor; play, The Missing Tadpole. Songs: "Ploddin Home"; "Your Love and Mine"; "God's Greatest Gift"; "The Cross Upon the Hills"; "I Send You These Roses"; "Stranger In My Old Home Town"; "Play Our Love Song Again"; "Blue Danube Rev­erie"; "Dawn Stars"; "Garland of Old Fashioned Roses"; "I Love the Isle of the Sea." Home: Chicago, 111. Ad­dress: c/o ASCAP.
O'Dea, Anne Caldwell, author, libret­tist; b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 30, 1867; d. Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 22, 1936. ASCAP 1914 (charter member). Of musical and literary background. Educ.: in music, under mother; drama, under father, teacher and amateur Shakespearean actor; Pub­lic Schools, New Bedford and Fan-Haven, Mass. At fourteen prima donna, professional Juvenile Opera Co.; starred in I olant lie; Patience; and Pinafore. Musical plays: The Top of t1\e World; A Model Girl; The Nest Egg; Uncle Sam; The Lady of the Slipper; When Claudia Smiles; Chin Chin; Pom Pom; Jack O'Lantern; A New Girl; She's a Good Fellow; The Night Boat; The Sweetheart Shop, Tip Top; Hitchy Koo; Good Morning Dearie; The Bunch and Judy; Step­ping Stones; The Magnolia Lady; Criss Cross; Yours Truly; Take the Air; Three Cheers. Scenarios: Dixi-ana; Babes in Toyland; Flying Down to Rio. Songs: "Wait Till the Cows Come Home"; "I Know that You Know"; "Kalua"; "Raggedy Ann"; "Didn't You Believe"; "Blue Danube Blues"; "The First Rose of Summer"; "The Bull Frog Patrol"; "Somebody Else"; "Whose Baby Are You"; "Nico-demus"; "Once in a Blue Moon"; "Like He Loves Me"; "Easy Pickin's"; "Love Moon." Also lyrics for "Peg of My Dreams"; "The City Chap." Ad­dress: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
OTflynn, Charles, author; b. New York, N.Y., Aug. 12, 1897. ASCAP






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