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John William Kellette (June 1873 – August 7, 1922) was an American songwriter.[1] Kellette's most famous composition was "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," which was introduced in the musical revue The Passing Show of 1918, which he wrote with James Brockman, James Kendis, and Nat Vincent.[2] He also worked as a film director and acted in the films A Child of the Wild (1917) and Mercy on a Crutch (1915).

John Kellette
Briggs Film Crew - Oct 1919 FF.jpg
1919 Paramount film crew at lunch, with director John Kellette in center in first row
Background information
Birth nameJohn William Kellette
BornJune 1873
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died7 August 1922 (aged 48–49)
GenresBroadway musicals, revues, show tunes
Occupation(s)Songwriter, composer, actor


  1. ^ "John W Kellette". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles". Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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