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Roberts, Lee S.
Auditor for New York hotel; then be­gan writing comedy songs fcr night­club performers. Under contract with motion-picture studios 1945; scores: Gilda; Down to Earth; Thrill of Brazil. Songs: "Me, Myself and I Are All In Love With You"; "Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland"; "Chatter­box"; "What's the Good Word, Mr. Bluebird?"; "You Always Hurt the One You Love"; "Into Each Life A Little Rain Must Fall"; "Good, Good, Good"; "Angelina"; "Don't Be Afraid"; "Mardi Gras Parade"; "Put the Blame on Mame"; "Run to Me My Love"; "Tired"; "Dreamer With a Penny." Home: 602 N. Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif.
Roberts, C. Luckey (Luckeyth), com­poser, pianist, actor, radio and re­cording artist, teacher; b. Philadel­phia, Pa., Aug. 7, 1893. ASCAP 1939. Educ: chiefly private tutors during childhood in theater. From five in vaudeville as singer, dancer, and pian­ist in groups of talented children. Three European tours in childhood. Studied theory, counterpoint, fugue, and composition with Eloise Smith, Dr. Melville Charlton. At seventeen composer instrumental piano piece, Ripples on the Kile, which became popular song in 1942 under name of "Moonlight Cocktail." Continuously active as composer, pianist, and enter­tainer and currently operating in New York own musical units, catering chiefly to private entertainment; also own lestaurant. In 1913, formed song-writing partnership with Alex Rogers which continued until latter's death, 1930, meanwhile acting, filling en­gagements with orchestra in night clubs, hotels, and private homes and teaching piano. Pianist in radio pro­grams Moran & Mack, others. Com­poser special material for radio, stage, screen. Works include revues: Baby Blues; This and That; Follies of the Stroll; Magnolia; Gol Go!; Charlie;
for Ziegfcld Midnight Frolic (1916 and 1917 seasons), finale the Mid­night Frolic Glide. Songs: "Massa­chusetts"; "Shy and Sly"; "Helter Skelter"; "Bon Ton"; "Bon Bon Buddy"; "Why Adam Sinned"; "Rail­road Blues"; and the late Bert Wil­liams' "Elder Eatmore Sermons." Home: 773 St. Nicholas Ave., New York 31, N.Y.
Roberts, Charles J., composer, ar­ranger; b. Kassa, Hungary, July 25, 1868. ASCAP 1924. To U.S. J 890. Educ.: public schools, Latin School in Seminary five years; Budapest Acad, of Music, flute, harmony and composition. Performed with N.Y. Philh., then 1892-93, traveled with Mozart Symphony Club as flutist. Director of Music at Hoffman House, N.Y., ] 895-] 910. Editor, staff com-
E oser, and arranger music publishing ouse 1909-40. Pioneer in transcnb-ing and rearranging symphonic com­positions for smaller orchestras. Com­piled, arranged, and composed or­chestra and band albums. Works: The Language of the Flowers; Inter­national March; A Tale of Two Hearts; Cupid's Caress; band arr. of "Way Down Upon the Swanee River", also overtures, fantasies. Home- 360 Forest Ave., Palo Alto, Calif.
Roberts, Lee S., composer; b. Oak­land, Calif., Nov. 12, 1884; d. San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 10, 1949. ASCAP 1923. Educ.: San Francisco public schools. Self-taught in music. Began career in piano business, San Francisco, then piano manufacturing business 1911. Developed QRS artist-recorded music rolls, and catalogs for player piano 1912. Radio performer 1928-1936. Songs: "Smiles*' (There Are Smiles that Make Us Happv); "Lonesome, That's All"; "A Little Birch Canoe and You"; "After All"; "Patches"; "Drowsy Baby"; "Broken






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