p, voc, 1894-1963 US, New York City
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Jazz and Pop
American songwriter and pianist, born 15 August 1894 in New York, NY, USA and died 31 March 1963 in Hollywood, CA, USA. As a composer, he wrote such very successful songs as "Dinah". As a pianist, he accompanied Al Jolson during the latter years of that artists' life. Akst also made records as pianist with Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet, and as one of a piano duo. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
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|Typhoon / Ding Toes||Frank Banta And Harry Akst||1920||Album|