Prolific lyricist and librettist Harold Atteridge was a Broadway mainstay and songwriting partner on some of the biggest hit musicals from 1915-1930.
Born in Lake Forest, Illinois on July 9, 1886, Atteridge got his professional start as a staff writer for the legendary Shubert brothers. From 1914-1924, he collaborated with many of the best composers on Broadway including Harry Carroll, Louis Hirsch, including Sigmund Romberg and including Jean Schwartz. Some of the biggest hits with lyrics by Harold Atteridge include “By the Beautiful Sea”, “Lotus Flower”, “My Yellow Jacket Girl”, “Omar Khayyam”, “My Lady on the Telephone”, “Sister Susie Started Syncopation”, “The Ragtime of Pan”, “Fascination”, “Galli Curci Rag”, “Broadway Butterfly” and “Doing My Bit.”
His credits as a lyricist include the scores The Whirl of Society, The Honeymoon Express and The Peasant Girl. Atteridge also had success as a librettist for the hit shows Dancing Around, Maid in America, Robingson Crusoe, Jr., Sinbad, Monte Cristo, Jr. and The Midnight Rounders.
Harold Atteridge died on January 15, 1938.