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Arthur Schwartz, American composer. Member American Society of Composers.


Schwartz, Arthur was born on November 25, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Solomon S. and Dora (Grossman) Schwartz.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1920, Juris Doctor, 1924. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1921.


One son, Jonathan; married second, Mary O’Hagon Scott, 1954. Teacher of English literature, New York high schools, 1921-1924. Admitted to New York bar, 1924, and in practice in New York City, 1924-1928.

Writing music professionally since 1928.


  • Other Work

    • Authors League of America (treasurer), Dramatists Guild (member of council), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Lambda Phi. Composer music for stage shows since 1929. Latest: Inside United States of America, 1948.

      A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1951. By the Beautiful Sea, 1954. Also for motion pictures, 1936-1984.

      Latest: Dangerous When Wet, 1952. Band Wagon, 1953

    • You’re Never Too Young, 1954. Wrote score for radio mus. comedy in serial form, The Gibson Family, 1934-1935.

      Produced motion pictures: Cover Girl, 1944. Night and Day, 1945

    • produced New York stage musical, Inside United States of America, 1948. Produced play, Hilda Crane, 1950, Jennie, 1963.

      Produced special Columbia Broadcasting System-television shows, 1955-1957. Composer mus. The Gay Life, 1961.


Member American Society of Composers.


Married Katherine Carrington, July 7, 1934 (deceased).; married second, Mary O’Hagon Scott, 1954.

Solomon S. Schwartz

Dora (Grossman) Schwartz

Katherine Carrington

Mary O’Hagon Scott