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Vernon Duke (Composer)

Born: 10th October 1903, Vilna Governorate, Russia

Died: 16th January 1969, St. Monica, Ca. United States

Nationality: American

Vernon Duke was an American composer/songwriter who also wrote under his birth name, Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love," with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche (1940), "I Can't Get Started," with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1936), "April in Paris," with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg (1932), and "What Is There To Say," for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg.

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