Born May 20, 1889 in New York, N.Y.; died October 16, 1918 in Harmon-On-Hudson (N.Y.). Felix Arndt was born to the Countess Fevrier who is related to Napoleon III. Felix received his education in New York City schools. Arndt began his career as a self-taught piano player and then went on to study with some of New York’s best teachers. He wrote special material for many Vaudeville performers, including Bayes, as a young man.