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Weaver, Powell
private tutors in Switzerland; compo­sition, piano, voice, and dramatic art, New York School of Music. Career as composer began at twenty when with success in popular song field, gave up career as concert pianist for original composition. Works: "Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream"; "In a Little Spanish Town"; "Ramona"; "It Hap­pened in Monterey"; "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day"; "Chi-quita"; "As Long as You're Not In Love With Anyone Else, Why Don't You Fall in Love With Me"; "I Understand"; "South Wind"; "Rose-ann of Charing Cross"; "The Right Kind of Love"; "The Sandman Rides the Trail"; "A Dreamer's Holiday"; "On the Outgoing Tide"; "Music for Madame"; "The Language of Love"; "Little Rag Doll"; "The Crazy Things You Do When You're in Love"; "Be­twixt and Between"; "Tiny Tim." Home: Sherry-Netherland Hotel, Fifth Ave. and 59 St., New York 22, N.Y.
Weaver, Powell, composer, organist, pianist, accompanist; b. Clearfield, Pa., June 10, 1890; d. Oakland, Calif., Dec. 22, 1951. ASCAP 1939. Educ: Clearfield High School; Inst. Musical Art, New York, three years; organ, Dethier; composition, Goet-schius; piano, Carolyn Beebe. Studied organ privately with Pietro Yon, two years, New York and Italy. Composi­tion with Respighi and organ with Renzi, Rome, Italy, two years. Organ recitals in Italy and America. Accom­panist and assisting artist in concert tours. Organist and director First Baptist Church, also Temple B'nai Jehudah, Kansas City, Missouri. Songs: "Moon-Marketing"; "The Ab­bot of Deny"; "A Book of Verses"; "The Night Will Never Stay." For organ: The Squirrel; Bell Benedictus; The Cuckoo; Exultation (for organ and piano); Copper Country Sketches. Choral: "Spirit of God"; "O God, Our Help In Ages Past"; "Windy Weather." For o*ch..' The Vagabond,
symph. poem; The Sand-Dune Cranes, ballet suite; Fugue for Strings. Also B'nai Jehudah Service for Sabbath Evening (eleven separate numbers). Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Webb, Kenneth, author, playwright, radio and motion-picture director; b. New York, N.Y., Oct. 16, 1885. ASCAP 1914 (charter member). Educ.: Collegiate School and Colum­bia Univ., N.Y. In coll., wrote book and lyrics for three varsity shows; after graduation wrote two more and directed twelve. Wrote sketches for vaudeville and musical revues. Early scenarist with motion pictures; direc­tor' for early film studios, Brooklyn, New York, and Hollywood. Play­wright, One of Family, Zombie, Birdie, and (collab.) Gay Divorce; librettist, Houseboat on the Styx; from 1931 radio script author and editor and director radio productions. Lectured on radio writing at New York Univ. 1939-41. Songs: "You and Me and You"; "Pierrot's Honeymoon"; "Love, It Is Springtime"; "Tit for Tat"; "Over the Sea"; "Fight for Free­dom"; "Why Be Afraid of Good Bye", "Holding Hands"; "I'll Get My Man"; "The Road to Somewhere"; "This Love of Ours"; "Lights in the Water"; "A Love Song for Nancy"; "Love Is a Wonderful Thing"; "There Must Be Someone"; radio operetta: The Pirate Prince. Home: Brentwood, Calif. Ad­dress: 310 S. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles 49, Calif.
Webb, Roy, composer, director; b. New York, N.Y., Oct. 3, 1888. ASCAP 1914 (charter member). Educ.: Columbia Univ. In association with brother Kenneth active in preparing Columbia varsity shows and later in production of amateur shows for clubs and churches, then vaudeville sketches and musicals. An early musical super­visor in Hollywood, mus. director in various film companies, scored pic­tures incl. Rainbow Island; The Fight-

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