Composer, lyricist, conductor and producer, Maurice Sigler was born in New York City on November 30, 1901.
Sigler grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and in his early career he played the banjo in dance bands before forming his own band in the mid-1920’s. He owned a nightclub and wrote and produced radio shows and Birmingham revues, including Uncle Remus.
Sigler move to England in 1934 and wrote scores to the London stage production This’ll Make You Whistle and the British films Come Out of the Pantry, First a Girl, When Knights Were Bold and She Shall Have Music.
Sigler also had great success collaborating with Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart and Mabel Wayne. Some of his biggest hits were “Here it is Monday and I’ve Still Got a Collar”, “Why Don’t You Practice What You Preach?”, “Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day”, “I’m in a Dancing Mood”, “Without Rhythm”, “There Isn’t Any Limit to My Love”, “Everything Stops for Tea”, “From One Minute to Another”, “I Can Wiggle My Ears”, “Say the Word”, “Everything’s in Rhythm With My Heart”, “Let’s Put Some People to Work”, “She Shall Have Music” and “I Saw Stars.”
Maurice Sigler died on February 6, 1961 in Flushing, NY.