born on 8/11/1896 in St. Louis, MO, United States
died on 13/7/1956 in Burbank, CA, United States
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. 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.