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E. Y. Harburg

E. Y. HarburgAKA Isidore Hochberg

Born: 8-Apr-1896
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-Mar-1981
Location of death: West Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Cremated, Scattered at sea

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Wizard of Oz

[1] Sunset Boulevard

Father: Lewis Hochberg
Mother: Mary Ricing
Brother: Max (d., cancer)
Wife: Alice Richmond (m. 23-Feb-1923, sep. 1929, div., two children)
Son: Ernest Harburg ("Ernie", b. 1926)
Daughter: Marjorie Harburg ("Margie")
Wife: Edelaine Roden (m. 18-Jan-1943)

    High School: Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY
City College of New York (1917)

    Swift & Company Uruguay (1917-20)
    Hollywood Democratic Committee Vice Chairman
    Hollywood Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions Secretary
    Young People's Socialist League
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1940 for The Wizard of Oz (with Harold Arlen)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972
    Hollywood Blacklist
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Official Website:

Author of books:
Rhymes for the Irreverent (1965, poetry)
At This Point in Time (1976, poetry)

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