Manny Kurtz

Manny Curtis (born Emanuel Kurtz, 1911 – 1984) was an American songwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and wrote the lyrics for over 250 songs. Most notable song lyrics were for "In a Sentimental Mood" (1935) and "Let It Be Me" (1957).

He also used the pseudonyms Mann Curtis, and Manny Kurtz.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 15th, 1911 (Brooklyn), Died December 6th, 1984 (San Francisco)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kurtz, Manny," accessed June 21, 2021,

Kurtz, Manny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2021, from

"Kurtz, Manny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.

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