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DECEMBER 13

PHILLIPS BROOKS, GERALD MARKS, JIMMY CARROLL, DICK VAN DYKE

1835 - Phillips Brooks  (Death: January 23, 1893) was an American clergyman, composer and author, who briefly served as Bishop of Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church during the early 1890s. In the Episcopal liturgical calendar he is remembered on January 23. In 1877 Brooks published a course of lectures upon preaching, which he had delivered at the theological school of Yale University, and which are an expression of his own experience. In 1879 appeared the Bohlen Lectures on The Influence of Jesus. In 1878 he published his first volume of sermons, and from time to time issued other volumes, including Sermons Preached in English Churches (1883).

Today, he is probably best known for authoring the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem". 

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1900 - Gerald Marks (Death: January 27, 1997), was an American composer best known for the song "All of Me" which he co-wrote with Seymour Simons and has been recorded about 2,000 times. He also wrote the songs "That's What I Want for Christmas" for the film Stowaway starring Shirley Temple, and "Is It True What They Say About Dixie" recorded by Al Jolson and Rudy Vallee. In the late 1930s and early 1940s Marks and several of his fellow hitmakers formed a sensational review called "Songwriters On Parade", performing all across the Eastern seaboard on the Loew's and Keith circuits. (from Wikipedia) .

That's What I Want for Christmas (Studio) Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

1913 - Jimmy Carroll. Clarinetist and arranger/conductor of pop music for hitmakers from Patti Page to Michael Jackson. Some of his best material comes from the 1950s, when he was an arranger for Marlene Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney. He taught music at the Washington Conservatory of Music and directed the jazz program at George Mason University.
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1925 - Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American singer, dancer, actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke, and father of Barry Van Dyke. He is arguably best known for his starring roles in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the television series The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Diagnosis: Murder.

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DAVID ROSE

DAVID ROSE
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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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