- Jonas Westover
(b Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 16, 1893; d Mt. Carmel, PA, June 17, 1948). American producer, composer, lyricist, and director. He was a major figure in New York and Hollywood, specializing in the revue, which he envisioned on both stage and screen. Born into a wealthy family he had only a brief formal education and choose instead to become involved in the world of the theater at a young age through his work at a song publishing house. In 1912 he co-wrote “Dreams of Long Ago” with Enrico Caruso and soon thereafter was contributing to major revues of the time such as The Passing Show of 1912 and Ziegfeld Follies (1913). He wrote all the songs for So Long, Letty (1916) and Canary Cottage (1917), among other shows. But it was not until 1923 that Carroll produced the first of his annual revue series, ...