born on 2/9/1882 in San Francisco, CA, United States
died on 2/8/1929 in New York City, NY, United States
Leo Wood (September 2, 1882 - August 2, 1929) was a songwriter and lyricist for popular songs in the United States. He is best remembered as the songwriter of the 1920s hit Somebody Stole My Gal. Wood wrote lyrics for many of the top songwriters of the day, including Theodore F. Morse. Other popular songs written by Leo Wood include the Paul Whiteman jazz standard "Wang Wang Blues", "Runnin' Wild", Play that 'Song of India' Again", a no.1 hit for 5 weeks for Paul Whiteman in 1921.
Leo Wood was born in San Francisco, California. Leo Wood died at home in Teaneck, New Jersey.
- Leo Wood at the Internet Broadway Database
- Leo Wood at the Internet Movie Database
- CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.