p, 1893-1979 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer
American composer, born 6 October 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and died 6 May 1979 in Inglewood, California, USA. Milton Ager taught himself to play the piano, after spending time as an accompanist to silent movies, he moved to New York to write music. In 1922 he formed his own publishing house called Ager, Yellen and Bornstein, in partnership with his frequent musical collaborator, lyricist Jack Yellen. In 1930 Ager moved to Hollywood under a studio contract where he contributed to numerous film scores. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.