d. June 25, 1932, New York (USA)
William Jerome was the stage name for this Tin Pan Alley lyricist who gained some notoriety as a comic actor in the Vaudeville circuits in the 1890's before he began to achieve success as a parody singer, lyricist and songwriter on Broadway. Known for his keen wit, versatility and originality, he is credited with furnishing songwriter Harry Dacre with the phrase "a bicycle built for two". He worked with Jean Schwartz on many songs and Broadway shows in the 1900s and early 1910s. He was the husband of popular songwriter Maude Nugent.