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Petkere, Bernice
Petkere, Bernice, composer, author, scenarist; b. Chicago, 111., Aug. 11, 1906. ASCAP 1932. Educ: Edmund Burke Grammar School and Engle-wood High School, Chicago; Hen-shaw Cons, of Music (scholarships for voice), self-taught in piano. As child, toured in vaudeville in musical skit. Pianist with music publishing firm, New York. Wrote scores for Ice Fol­lies of 1938; also wrote scenario Sabotage Squad. Songs: "Starlight"; "By a Rippling Stream"; "Lullaby of the Leaves"; "My River Home"; "A Mile a Minute"; "Did You Mean What You Said Last Night"; "Our Love"; "Stay Out of My Dreams"; "Hats Off, Here Comes a Lady"; "Close Your Eyes"; "It's All So New to Me"; "Happy Little Farmer." Home: Hollywooa, Calif. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Petrie, Henry W., composer; b. Bloomington, 111., March 4, 1857; d. May 25, 1925. ASCAP 1929. After several years as minstrelsy entertainer became active in songwriting. Works: "Asleep in the Deep"; "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard"; "Davie Jones' Locker"; "Where the Sunset Turns the Ocean's Blue to Gold"; "When the Twilight Comes to Kiss the Rose Goodnight"; "As Deep as the Deep Blue Sea"; "Everyone's in Love With Some One"; "Dreaming of You"; "Where the Susquehanna Flows." Ad­dress: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Petrillo, Caesar, composer, conductor, trombonist; b. Chicago, 111., Aug. 1, 1898. ASCAP 1943. Educ.: Chicago public schools. At twelve joined Hull House Band. Studied music with Ig-nacio Izzo, James Sylvester and Ed­ward Geffert. Tromoonist with Chi­cago theater orchestras and dance or­chestras. World War I, 149th Field Artillery Rainbow Division. Organized own orchestra; became radio musical director. Works: "Jim"; "Well Never Know"; "Smile the While We Say
Goodbye"; "This is the Real Thing"; "Tropical Island"; "Sergeant, Can You Spare a Girl?"; "Without a Nickel in My Pocket"; "United National March to Victory"; "Keep That Smile"; "Thankful"; "My Thoughts Take Wing"; "Song of the West"; "Haunt­ing Moon"; "We, Darling You and I"; "Miss Americana"; "No Words of Mine"; "Face to Face"; "Looks Like a Cold Cold Winter." Home: 6202 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, 111.
Phillips, Burrill, composer; b. Omaha, Nebr., Nov. 9, 1907. ASCAP 1947. Educ.: Denver College of Music; Eastman School of Music, B.M., M.M. Member of faculty, Dept. of Theory and Composition, Eastman School of Music; Assoc. Prof, of Mu­sic, Univ. of Illinois. Awards: Juilliard Extension Fellowship, E.S.M. Teach­ing Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellow­ship, Eastman School Publication Award, Amer. Acad, of Arts and Letters Award. Member of Music Educ. Natl. Conf. and Music Teach­ers Natl. Assoc. Works foj Orch.: McGuffeys Readers; Piano Concerto; Scherzo; Overture, Tom Paine; Dance Overture; Suite, Step Into My Par­lour. Chamber Orch.: Symphony Con-certante; Music for Strings; Concert Piece for Bassoon and Strings; Scena; Concerto Grosso for String Quartet and Orchestra. Also choral works, in­strumental and chamber music and stage works. Home: R.D. 1, Branch-port, N.Y.
Phillips, Fred, composer; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 17, 1890. ASCAP 1925. Educ.: public schools. Songs: "Lily of the Nile"; "Havana Bay"; "Ragtime Jim"; "Goodbye, Litde Girl of My Dreams"; "Telegram to Alabam"; "Sweet Little You"; "There's Heaven in Your Eyes"; "Lpve Made a Gypsy Out of Me"; "Love and Kisses"; "You Can't Gyp a Gypsy"; "Stop Kickin' My Heart Around"; "She Lived Next Door to a Firehouse"; "Slappin' the

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