Leo Wood

Born 2 September 1882. Died 2 August 1929.


Leo Wood (September 2, 1882 - August 2, 1929) was a songwriter and lyricist for popular songs in the United States. He is best remembered as the songwriter of the 1920s hit Somebody Stole My Gal. Wood wrote lyrics for many of the top songwriters of the day, including Theodore F. Morse. Other popular songs written by Leo Wood include the Paul Whiteman jazz standard "Wang Wang Blues", "Runnin' Wild", Play that 'Song of India' Again", a no.1 hit for 5 weeks for Paul Whiteman in 1921.

Leo Wood was born in San Francisco, California. Leo Wood died at home in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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