He became known simply as Sam Stept or Sam H. Stept — he rarely used his full middle name. Sam Stept married Jessie E. McBride and Ada F. McBride of Pittsburgh. Early in his music career, Stept worked for a local publishing house as staff pianist song-pluggerthen in vaudeville as Space Gymn - John Toso, Paolo Manila - Space-Itv to performers that included Anna ChandlerMae Westand Jack Norworth.
During the early s, Stept lived in Cleveland, OHwhere he led a dance band. Within the next few years, he began composing with lyricist Bud Green. Their first hit came in with vocalist Helen Kane 's rendition of " That's My Weakness Now ," and the duo would collaborate on tunes through the early '30s. He died at age 67 in Los AngelesCalifornia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rehrig, Paul E. Bierley born ed.
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