James Kern
Date of Birth
Sep 22, 1909
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


A former lawyer, James V. Kern was briefly popular in the 1930s as a member of the Yacht Club Boys, a "nut" singing group best described as a WASP version of the Ritz Brothers. Changing career directions in 1939, Kern was signed as a scriptwriter at RKO Radio, where his first assignment was the Kay Kyser vehicle That's Right, You're Wrong (1939). His acute appreciation of bandleader Kyser's...