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Johnnie Temple

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1905

Born Omaha, Nebraska

1914

Graduated Temple Israel School

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Started dance school

1910

Performed on local variety show for WNAL

1921

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1923

Graduated Central High School and went to Wheaton College in MA

Transferred to Radcliffe where she interview George Gershwin for the school paper

1926

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1927

Graduated Radcliffe and moved to New York City

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Becomes rehearsal pianist for Whoopie and The New Moon

1928

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1930

Famous Music publishes Baby's Birthday Party and Guy Lombardo records it

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Ann's song Let's Go Out in the Open Air is featured in Shoot the Works! a musical review

1931

1932

Rain of the Roof published by Famous Music and recorded by Paul Whitman, Willow Weap for Me publishd by Irving Berlin.

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Merry Go Round featured in a Radio City Music Hall production, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf published and toured the midwest with WAMPAS

1934

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1935

Composed her first ballet opera, The Magic of Spring and marries Lestor Cowan abourd the Santa Elena

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Works with Kurt Weill on movie Blockade, writes english lyrics for movie Algiers and adapts opera Martha into English

1937

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1939

Adapts Strauss' The Gypsy Baron to English.

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An American score for Martha is published by Schirmer

1940

1941

Hired as composer and music director for Magic in the Music, collaborated on The Chocolate Solider and composes Count Me In for Broadway

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Composes music for movie Commandos Strike at Dawn

1942

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1944

Music directs/ composes score for movie Tomorrow the World!

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Collaborates on Oh Susannah!

1947

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1946

Recieves Academy Award nomination for her song, Linda from the Story of G. I Joe.

Composes music for movie The Story of G. I. Joe.

1945

1948

Works with Kurt Weill on One Touch of Venus

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Composes score for Love Happy and WIllow Weap for Me is recorded by Stan Kenton

1949

1952

Writes words and music for theme from film The River.

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Sues Disney over credit for her role in composing Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and writes the words and music for The Great Adventure.

1955

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1956

Writes Too Big a Price as theme for Adlai E. Stevenson's presidential campaign

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Suffers an accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair

1979

1990

Husband, Lestor Cowan dies

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Ann Ronell dies.

1993

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