Abel Baer

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Abel Baer (seated) in 1966

Abel Baer (March 16, 1893 – October 5, 1976) was an American songwriter, associated with Tin Pan Alley.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Baer graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, specialising in dentistry.[1] Baer left medicine after serving in World War I and began work as a songwriter for a music publisher.

Among Baer's collaborators were L. Wolfe Gilbert, Stanley Adams, Cliff Friend, Sam M. Lewis and Mabel Wayne.[1]

Baer moved to Hollywood in 1929, contributing songs to Paramount on Parade, True to the Navy and Frozen Justice. On Broadway, Baer worked on the scores for the musicals Lady Do and Old Bill M.P.[1]

Songs written by Baer[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Notable writers - Abel Baer". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 4 March 2014.