Con Conrad (June 18, 1891 ? September 28, 1938)
was an American songwriter and producer.
Con Conrad was born Conrad K. Dober in New York
City. He published his first song, "Down in Dear
Old New Orleans", in 1912. Conrad produced the
Broadway show The Honeymoon Express, starring Al
Jolson, in 1913. By 1918, Conrad was writing and
publishing with Henry Waterson and had his first
major hit in 1920 with the song Margie. Over the
next several years, he would also be responsible
for such standards as "Ma, He?s Making Eyes at
Me", "You?ve Got to See Your Mama Every Night",
"Memory Lane', 'Lonesome and Sorry', 'Palesteena'
and 'Come on Spark Plug'.
In 1923 Conrad focused on the stage and wrote the
scores for the Broadway shows: The Greenwich
Follies, Moonlight, Betty Lee, Kitty?s Kisses and
Americana. In 1929 he moved to Hollywood after
losing all of his money on unsuccessful shows.
There he worked on films such as: Fox Movietone
Follies, Palmy Days, The Gay Divorcee and Here?s
Conrad received the first Academy Award for Best
Song for The Continental in 1934 along with
collaborator Herb Magidson. He died four years
later in Van Nuys, California.
Conrad was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of
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