Lew Brown

Songwriter, Composer

1893 – 1958

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Who was Lew Brown?

Lew Brown was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States.

Brown was born as Louis Brownstein in Odessa, Russian Empire. His family emigrated to the United States in 1898 and settled in The Bronx of New York City.

Brown wrote lyrics for many of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the day, including Albert Von Tilzer, Con Conrad, and Harold Arlen. He was one third of a successful songwriting and music publishing team with Ray Henderson and Buddy De Sylva from 1925 until 1929. Brown also wrote or co-wrote several Broadway shows.

Lew Brown died in New York City.

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Born
Dec 10, 1893
Odessa
Also known as
  • Lewis Bronstein
  • Brown
  • Louis Brownstein
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Ukraine
  • Russian Empire
Profession
Education
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
Lived in
  • Odessa
Died
Feb 5, 1958
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013