1892-1953 US, New York City
Composer / Songwriter
Songwriter and composer (b. 4 Sep. 1921; d. 9 Aug. 1985 Scarsdale, New York). Son of Fred E. Ahlert. Richard graduated from Juilliard when he was 17. He was a clarinetist and songwriter who composed over 1,000 songs, including the Broadway musical, Adam, for which his wife, June Tansey, wrote the book. He was a member of ASCAP and his songs included "My Days of Loving You," recorded by Perry Como, and "Running Out of Fools," recorded by Aretha Franklin.