James Frederick Hanley

James Frederick Hanley (HMIFF)

Location: Rensselaer, IN 47978 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.118', W 87° 9.179'

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Born February 17, 1892 in Rensselaer; became part of New York Tin Pan Alley music scene. Wrote for Broadway musicals such hits as "Second Hand Rose" (Grant Clarke, lyrics) for Fanny Brice (1921 Ziegfeld Follies) and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934), popularized by Judy Garland 1938. Wrote scores for many Hollywood musicals in early 1930s.
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"(Back Home Again in) Indiana," by Hanley and Ballard MacDonald (lyrics), was hit in 1917, 1920s jazz classic recorded by Louis Armstrong, and a 1930s swing tune by Benny Goodman. Song has remained popular and has been performed at every Indianapolis 500 since 1946. Hanley died February 8, 1942 in New York; buried there in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number37.2008.1
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Jasper County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 487121 N 4531586
Decimal Degrees40.93530000, -87.15298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.118', W 87° 9.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 7.08" N, 87° 9' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)219
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 221 W Washington St, Rensselaer IN 47978, US
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