Donaldson, Walter

Donaldson, Walter

(1893–1947) composer; born in Brooklyn. He composed many hit songs of the 1920s and 1930s that were used in Broadway shows, films, and by big-name bands. He wrote Al Jolson's signature song "My Mammy" (1918) and the score for the musical Whoopee (1928), which starred Eddie Cantor and contained the hit "Makin' Whoopee." In the 1930s and 1940s he was a composer-arranger of Hollywood films.
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Ted Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Sam Donaldson, Walter Cronkite, Carly Simon, Lesley Stahl and Dan Rather.
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