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Alexander, Van, 1915-2015

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Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingAlexander, Van, 1915-2015
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Variant(s)Feldman, Al, 1915-2015
Feldman, Alexander, 1915-2015
See alsoCorporate body: Van Alexander Sextet
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Birth date19150502
Death date20150719
Place of birthHarlem (New York, N.Y.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
Profession or occupationComposers Arrangers (Musicians) Conductors (Music)
Found inStarr, K. Kay Starr, jazz singer [SR] 196-?: label (Van Alexander)
ASCAP biog. dict., 4th ed. (Alexander, Van, b. New York, NY, May 2, 1915)
Larkin, C. Encyc. of pop. music, 3rd ed. (Alexander, Van; b. Al Feldman, May 2, 1915, New York City; arranger, composer)
Fidelman, G.M. First lady of song, c1994: p. 23 (Van Alexander; called Al Feldman; Van came from his Dutch middle name and Alexander was his first name; changed when his solo career really got started)
His Andy Hardy comes home, c1958.
Ruppli, M. The Mercury labels, 1993: (Van Alexander Sextet listed under MG-25143 personnel)
Alexander, V. From Harlem to Hollywood, 2009: t.p. (Van Alexander) p. 1 (b. Alexander Van Vliet Feldman, May 2, 1915, New York)
New York times WWW site, viewed July 30, 2015 (in obituary published July 29: Van Alexander; b. Alexander Van Vliet Feldman, May 2, 1915, Harlem; began using the professional name Van Alexander after Eli Oberstein, the head of RCA Victor Records, suggested he adopt a more marketable name; d. July 19, Los Angeles, aged 100; composer and arranger who adapted a nursery rhyme into A-tisket, a-tasket, which became Ella Fitzgerald's breakout hit in 1938; also a bandleader)
Associated languageeng
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