Mabel Wayne

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Mabel Wayne (July 16, 1890 – June 19, 1978)[1] was an American songwriter. She was born in Brooklyn, New York as Mabel Wimpfheimer in 1890 (although she preferred to use the dates 1899 and 1904 later), and studied piano in Switzerland and then at the New York School of Music. Wayne performed as a concert pianist and singer, and as a dancer in vaudeville, and had a short-lived marriage to a salesman in the 1910s.

Selected works[edit]

Wayne was particularly noted for her Latin-tinged songs. She later wrote for British films, including Dance Band (1935).[3]

Mabel Wayne married Nick Campbell, a music publisher based in New York, on March 15, 1948 in the Little Church of the West, located in Reno, Nevada. Lanny Ross and his wife served as the best man and matron of honor.[4]

Mabel Wayne was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.[2] She died at Glen Cove, Long Island, in 1978 at the age of 87.


  1. ^ Mabel Wayne at
  2. ^ a b Mabel Wayne at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  3. ^ Mabel Wayne at IMDb
  4. ^ "Ramona Composer Is Wed," New York Times (March 16, 1948).