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Bob Carleton

born on 8/11/1896 in St. Louis, MO, United States

died on 13/7/1956 in Burbank, CA, United States

Bob Carleton

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Robert Louis Carleton (aka Bob Carleton) (b. Nov. 8 1894 or 1896, Missouri d. July 13, 1956, Burbank, CA) was an American pianist and composer of popular music.

He composed over 500 songs, including the World War I hit, "Ja-Da" in 1918.[1] His surname is often misspelled as "Carlton." He makes a brief appearance as a pianist in the 1946 film Bringing Up Father.

He was married to Mary Louise Carleton and had two daughters, Jaleta and Judy, and a son, Robert.


  1. Robert L. Carleton, Composer of 'Ja-Da' , The New York Times, July 14, 1956.
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