Ted Koehler

  • Born: (Washington, District of Columbia, USA)
  • Died: (Santa Monica, California, USA) age 78

Ted L. Koehler was an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

His most successful collaboration was with the composer Harold Arlen, with whom he wrote many famous songs from the 1920s through the 1940s. In 1929 the duo composed their first well-known song, "Get Happy", and went on to create "Let's Fall in Love", "Stormy Weather" and other hit songs. Throughout the early and mid-1930s they wrote for the Cotton Club, a popular Harlem night club, for big band jazz legend Duke Ellington and other top performers, as well as for Broadway musicals and Hollywood films.

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