skip navigation
Jimmy McHugh

Jimmy McHugh

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Jimmy McHugh - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video



Also Known As: James Mchugh, James Mchugh Died: May 23, 1969
Born: July 10, 1894 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: composer, songwriter, executive, accompanist, actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

No biography information exists for this person. Be the FIRST to contribute by CLICKING HERE >

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Helen Morgan Story (1957) Himself
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Family close complete family listing

grandson:
Lee Newman. Singer.

Contributions

albatros1 ( 2008-02-01 )

Source: not available

One of the greatest and most prolific songwriters from the Twenties through the Fifties was Jimmy McHugh. McHugh wrote for all areas of popular music, including melodies for The Cotton Club, Broadway and Hollywood musicals. McHugh's musical collaborators reads like a Who's Who of songsters. Besides his early partner Dorothy Fields, McHugh also collaborated with Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, Jerome Kern, Ted Koehler, Gus Kahn Jimmy McHugh was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 10, 1893. His father was a plumber and his mother an accomplished pianist. He worked with his father before deciding that his real love was songwriting. In 1936, McHugh teamed with Harold Adamson. In the next fifteen years, he would write more movie songs with Adamson than with any other collaborator. Most of the movies they wrote for were minor pictures but that didn't stop them from turning out such gems as I Love To Whistle, I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night,and (This Is) A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening. Jimmy McHugh died in Beverly Hills, March 23, 1969. During his lifetime he had written over 279 songs. He never won an Academy Award despite being nominated five times, but he left a legacy of wonderful songs that testify to his skill as one of America's great songwriters.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute