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Louis Wolfe Gilbert (August 31, 1886 – July 12, 1970) was a Russianmarker-born Americanmarker songwriter.


Born in Odessamarker, Russia, Gilbert moved to the United States as a young man and eventually established himself as one of the leading songwriters on Tin Pan Alleymarker.

Gilbert began his career touring with John L. Sullivan and singing in a quartet at small Coney Islandmarker cafe called "College Inn", where he was discovered by Englishmarker producer Albert Decourville. Decourville brought him to Londonmarker as part of The Ragtime Octet. Gilbert's first songwriting success came in 1912 when F. A. Mills Music Publishers published his song Waiting For the Robert E. Lee (melody by composer Lewis F. Muir).

Gilbert moved to Hollywoodmarker in 1915, and began writing for film, television, and radio (including the Eddie Cantor show). Gilbert wrote the theme lyrics for the popular children's Television Western Hopalong Cassidy, which first aired in 1949 on NBC. He was an innovator in his field, having been one of the first songwriters to begin publishing and promoting a catalog of his own works. He served as the director of ASCAP from 1941 to 1944, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Louis Wolfe Gilbert died in Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker on July 12, 1970. His original gravesite was at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver Citymarker (Mausoleum, Court of Sages, Crypt 223) but he was later reinterred at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Palm Springs, California.


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