Publicity photo of Victor Schertzinger, circa 1930.
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Head and shoulders image of Victor Schertzinger, wearing a suit, cap, and smoking a cigarette.

Credit: David B. Pearson,

Raised in Mahanoy City and Philadelphia, child prodigy Victor Schertzinger became the first composer of music for Hollywood films, then enjoyed a successful career as a director of motion pictures and writer of popular songs. Schertzinger died from a sudden heart attack when he was only fifty-two.

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