born on 21/8/1895 in New York City, NY, United States
died on 20/12/1979 in Miami, FL, United States
|Born||August 21 1895|
|Origin||New York City, U.S.|
|Died|| December 20 1979 (aged 84)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Benny Davis (August 21, 1895 – December 20, 1979) was a vaudeville performer and writer of popular songs.
Davis was born in New York City. He started performing in vaudeville acts when he was 14 years old and later performed as Blossom Seeleys accompanist with Benny Fields tours. In the early 1920s, he dedicated himself to professional songwriting and had his first hit in 1920 with Margie.
In 1927, Davis returned to the theatre writing scores for the Broadway shows Artists and Models of 1927, Sons o Guns, and 3 editions of Cotton Club revues.
Davis collaborated with many songwriters including Milton Ager, Harry Akst, Con Conrad, Nathaniel Shilkret, J. Fred Coots, Billy Baskette, Arthur Swanstrom, Ted Murry, Joe Burke and J. Russel Robinson. His song "With These Hands", written in collaboration with Abner Silver, later featured in the soundtrack to the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands.
Benny Davis died in Miami, Florida.
- Benny Davis at Discogs.com