Nebraska Authors

Ann Ronell

AKA: Rosenblatt

Born 1905-12-25 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1993-12-25
New York, NY (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Hollywood, CA

Author Of

  • Music and Audio


Composer; Music and Audio


Graduated, 1923, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Graduated, 1927, Radcliff College, Cambridge, MA


Wrote musicals and lyrics
Conductor for musical scores to films


First woman to compose and conduct musical scores for films
Academy Award nomination, 1945, for the feature film score "The Story of G. I. Joe"


wrote lyrics to:

Baby's Birthday Party.
Rain on the Roof.
Willow Weep for Me. 1932.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. 1933. (with Frank Churchill)
Three Little Pigs.
Take Me, Take Me to the Moon.
Oh Susanna. 1947. (Folk Opera)

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