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Clair Hiles

Lyricist, Composer, Film Director

Ballard MacDonald may be the only prominent lyricist of his generation to be born in Portland, Oregon. It was after graduation from Princeton and studies at the Sorbonne in Paris that he got into show business via vaudeville and Broadway and became a charter member of ASCAP in 1914. He was the librettist and lyricist for Ziegfeld’s Follies in 1919 (and in 1934) and wrote the book and lyrics for his first Broadway show in 1921, Love Birds. With B.G. DeSylva he wrote the lyrics to George Gershwin’s “Somebody Loves Me,” which appeared in George White’s Scandals of 1924 and became the title song of a 1952 film. A 1935 version of the Scandals contained the song “Anything Can Happen” for which MacDonald wrote both music and lyrics.

The only thing typical of MacDonald’s work is its variety. His hit songs include “Indiana” (1917, with James Hanley) and “Trail of the Lonesome Pine,” a song about Virginia written with Harry Carroll in 1913. “Beautiful Ohio,” written in 1918 with composer Mary Earl, was adopted as the State song in 1969, and new lyrics by Wilbert McBride were added in 1989.


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