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Leo Edwards (composer)

Leo Edwards (composer)

American composer
Leo Edwards (composer)
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Intro American composer
Was Musician Composer
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 21 February 1886
Death 12 July 1978 (aged 92 years)
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Biography

For the author of children's stories who used the pen name Leo Edwards, see Edward Edson Lee.

Leo Edwards (21 February 1886 – 12 July 1978) was a Broadway composer. He was the brother of Gus Edwards, who was also a Broadway composer.

Edwards was born Leo Simon in the German Empire. He appeared in vaudeville and worked for music publishing firms as a staff writer.

His Broadway credits include The Wizard of Oz, The Blue Paradise, and the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921 and 1923.

Edwards co-wrote the popular song "My Fantasy" with Paul Whiteman and Jack Meskill, which is an adaptation of the Polovtsian Dances theme from the opera Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.

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