Jimmy McHugh ( 1894 - 1969 )
Composer, songwriter. Born July 10, 1894 in Boston, Massachusetts. While working as an office boy at the Boston Opera House, he acted as an accompanist for rehearsals. Later became a song plugger and eventually an executive for various music-publishing houses. He then began composing songs, including such hits as "I Can't Give You Anything but Love Baby," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "I Love to Whistle," "It's a Most Unusual Day," and "Singin' the Blues." His first Broadway success was Blackbirds of 1928. Several other Broadway shows followed. Working mainly with lyricist Dorothy Fields and Harold Adamson, he composed many songs for Hollywood films from 1929. He made a guest appearance in "The Helen Morgan Story" (1957), which featured many of his songs.
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