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Youmans, Vincent (Millie)

Youmans, Vincent (Millie) (b NY, 1898; d Denver, 1946). Amer. composer. Worked as mus. publisher 1918. Wrote successful musical comedies from 1921, having enormous success on both sides of Atlantic with No, No, Nanette (1924), which incl. song ‘Tea for Two’. Illness forced retirement 1933. Among his other songs are ‘I want to be happy’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Sometimes I'm happy’, ‘Carioca’, ‘Without a Song’, and ‘More than you know’.

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Youmans, Vincent

Vincent Youmans, 1898–1946, American composer, b. New York City. He first began composing while in the navy during World War I. His first musical, Two Little Girls in Blue, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, opened (1921) on Broadway. It was followed by such successes as Wildflower (1923), No, No, Nanette (1925), and Hit the Deck (1927).

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