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Howard Dietz, American librettist. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.


Dietz, Howard was born on September 8, 1896 in New York City.


Student, Townsend Harris Hall, Columbia, 1913-1917.


Director publicity and advt.


  • Other Work

    • Author: June Goes Downtown, 1923, Dear Sir, (with Jerome Kern), 1924, Merry-Go-Round, (with Morrie Ryskind), 1927, The Little Show, 1929, Second Little Show, 1930, Three’s a Crowd, 1930, Bandwagon, (with George S. Kaufman), 1932, Flying Colors, 1932, Revenge With Music, 1934, At Home Abroad, 1935, Follow the Sun. Produced in, England, 1936, Between the Devil, 1937, (with Vernon Duke) Dancing in the Streets, 1943, Jackpot, 1944, Sadie Thompson, (with Reuben Mamoulian), 1944, Inside United States of America 1948, Fledermaus, for Metropolitan Opera Company, 1950, The Bandwagon. Motion picture, 1953, The Gay Life, 1961, Jennie, 1963.

      (with Arthur Schwartz) also English adaption of Bell for Adano. Autobiography Dancing in the Dark, 1974. Movie That’s Entertainment, 1975, 76.

      Composer: (with Arthur Schwartz) songs Something to Remember You By. Numerous others.

    • Contributor (with Arthur Schwartz) to periodicals. Served with United States Navy, 1917-1919.


Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Clubs: Regency, Sands Point Golf.


Married Lucinda Goldsborough Ballard, July 31, 1951. 1 child, Liza Dietz Shaw.

Lucinda Goldsborough Ballard

Liza Dietz Shaw Dietz