Ben Black (composer)

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Ben Black (11 December 1889 – 26 December 1950) was an English composer of popular song and an impresario.

Born in Dudley, England, Black worked as music director in Paramount Pictures' cinemas across the US, before moving on to theatrical production in his own right. He became a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1926. According to the steamship passenger list of the S.S. Carmania, which documented his arrival at the Port of New York on 10 February 1907 as a steersage passenger with his brothers, Morris and Abe, he was born in Birmingham, England.

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