Vernon Duke

Vernon Duke

Born: October 10, 1903

Died: January 16, 1969

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Composer, songwriter

Biography: Vernon Duke was a Russian-American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for Taking a Chance on Love with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche, I Can't Get Started with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, April in Paris with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg, and What Is There To Say for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg.