Lil Hardin Armstrong
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Lil Hardin Armstrong
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Born Omaha, Nebraska
Graduated Temple Israel School
Started dance school
Performed on local variety show for WNAL
Graduated Central High School and went to Wheaton College in MA
Transferred to Radcliffe where she interview George Gershwin for the school paper
Graduated Radcliffe and moved to New York City
Becomes rehearsal pianist for Whoopie and The New Moon
Famous Music publishes Baby's Birthday Party and Guy Lombardo records it
Ann's song Let's Go Out in the Open Air is featured in Shoot the Works! a musical review
Rain of the Roof published by Famous Music and recorded by Paul Whitman, Willow Weap for Me publishd by Irving Berlin.
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
Composed her first ballet opera, The Magic of Spring and marries Lestor Cowan abourd the Santa Elena
Works with Kurt Weill on movie Blockade, writes english lyrics for movie Algiers and adapts opera Martha into English
Adapts Strauss' The Gypsy Baron to English.
An American score for Martha is published by Schirmer
Hired as composer and music director for Magic in the Music, collaborated on The Chocolate Solider and composes Count Me In for Broadway
Composes music for movie Commandos Strike at Dawn
Music directs/ composes score for movie Tomorrow the World!
Collaborates on Oh Susannah!
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.
Works with Kurt Weill on One Touch of Venus
Composes score for Love Happy and WIllow Weap for Me is recorded by Stan Kenton
Writes words and music for theme from film The River.
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.
Writes Too Big a Price as theme for Adlai E. Stevenson's presidential campaign
Suffers an accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair
Husband, Lestor Cowan dies
Ann Ronell dies.