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Born: October 7, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...


Music (feature film)

Burlesque (2010)
A small town singer moves to the big city for her chance at stardom when she discovers Burlesque, a glamorous nightclub packed with dancers, sizzling musical numbers, and an owner in need of a star.
Me and Orson Welles (2009)
A high-schooler lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, and rehearsals: he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles.
Lilo and Stitch (2002) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
The tale of a young girl's encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly 'dog', whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he wasn't a genetic experiment that escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on earth. Thr
Score, The (2001) as Song ("Easy Living")
Nick Wells is ready to retire from crime. He''ll settle down with his girlfriend Diane and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max, his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules- always work alone and never operate in the city where you live -Max teams him up with Jack Teller. A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jack needs Nick''s safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth millions locked behind the walls of Montreal''s Custom''s House. It''s a volatile combination in which egos clash and sparks fly, but the thrill of the heist has a grip on all three men, who won''t give up no matter what the risk.
Night at the Roxbury, A (1998) as Song ("Thanks For The Memory")
It may have taken the Bubati Brothers seven years to graduate high school, but by now they''ve realized there''s more to life than working in their father''s silk plant store. Their goal is to get into L.A.''s #1 night spot--the elegant Roxbury Club--and become movers and shakers in today''s happening nightclub scene. Steve and Doug are determined to prove that for the first time in their lives, they are really worth something. They set out to prove their manhood by going through the ultimate rite of passage, getting past the ropes and into the A-club--the Roxbury. Maybe this chance will lead to Steve and Doug someday, even, being able to run a club of their own. But their not on the Roxbury guest list, so they''re stuck on the sidewalk until fate shines on them.
Radioland Murders (1994) as Song ("A Guy What Takes His Time")
As a radio station is about to go on the air in 1939, mishap and murder ensue.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Song ("Thanks For The Memory")
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
North (1994) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
Chaplin (1992) as Song ("Please")
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood''s Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
Wayne's World (1992) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
Wayne and Garth's public access show goes national as Wayne falls in love with a budding rock musician.
Honeymoon In Vegas (1992) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
A New York detective/mama's boy loses his fiancee to a rich con man in Las Vegas.
Rocketeer, The (1991) as Song ("You'Re A Sweet Little Headache")
A personal rocket pack designed by Howard Hughes causes an aviator to be seen as somewhat of a superhero.
Loverboy (1989) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
A college student earns money during his summer vacation delivering pizzas to frustrated Beverly Hills wives.
New York Stories (1989) as Song "June In January" ("Oedipus Wrecks")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) as Song ("You'Re A Sweet Little Headache")
When his father Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing, Indiana dumps his books to retrace his steps. Indy finds his father in Germany, where Nazis have been picking his brain in an attempt to find the resting place of the Holy Grail, an artifact that promises eternal life to anyone who drinks from it. N
Shag: The Movie (1988) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
The adventures of four young women in South Carolina in 1963.
Desert Hearts (1985) as Song ("I Wished On The Moon")
While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.
Racing With The Moon (1984) as Song ("Easy Living")
Drama about two blue-collar young men in a small California seacoast town in 1942 as they prepare to enlist in the Marines, but plan to have some romantic flings before they go off to war.
Butterfly (1981) as Song ("Silver On The Stage")
Jess Tyler is hermit who has lived in the desert for years, protecting an abandoned silver mine. One day, he is surprised by the return of his grown daughter Kady, who was taken away as a baby when his wife left him. Kady has been rejected by the rich young man who fathered her illegitimate child, a
Mommie Dearest (1981) as Song ("June In January")
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.
Chinatown (1974) as Song ("Easy Living")
A Los Angeles private eye unwittingly sets up an innocent man for murder, then joins his seductive widow to unearth the corruption behind the crime.
The Parallax View (1974) as Song ("Blue Hawaii")
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
The Oscar (1966) as Composer
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
Beau James (1957) as Composer
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Composer
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Composer
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Composer
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Composer
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Composer
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
Easy Living (1949) as Composer
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won't let him retire.
I Walk Alone (1948) as Composer
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
Key Largo (1948) as Composer
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
Song of Old Wyoming (1945) as Composer
Ma Conway (Sarah Padden), owner of a cattle ranch and publisher of the Laramie Bulletin, wages an up-hill battle to have Wyoming join the Union. She refuses to be intimidated by corrupt politician Lee Landow (Ian Keith) and crooked banker Jesse Dixon (Robert Barron), teamed up to fight her. Led by cowhand Eddie Reed (Eddie Dean) and foreman Uncle Ezra (Emmett Lynn), the Conway cattle drive is blocked at La Platte Pass by the Dixon henchmen, led by Ringo (Rocky Camron). A fight ensues and Eddie is saved by the quick trigger hand of the Cheyenne Kid (Al LaRue, long before he had a whip), a notorious outlaw. Vicky (Jennifer Holt), whom Ma has raised as her daughter, admires Cheyenne's courage to the chagrin of Eddie, who is in love with her. Cheyenne, on his way to a job in Laramie, turns down Ma's offer but when he gets to Laramie he finds he has been hired by Landow and Dixon to ruin Ma's cattle business and, in order to carry out the plan, he accepts Ma's ranch-job offer. Accidents quickly begin and Eddie suspects Cheyenne but Ma refuses to listen to his warnings, as she has become fond of the young outlaw. Eddie subsequently learns that Cheyenne is really Ma's long-lost son, missing from 25 years past in an attack by renegade white men, but Ma does not know this. Cheyenne begins to regret his deeds and turns against the gang leaders.
Song of the Prairie (1945) as Composer
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
Take It or Leave It (1944) as Composer
Coney Island (1943) as Composer
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Riding High (1943) as Composer
My Gal Sal (1942) as Composer
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
Just Off Broadway (1942) as Composer
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Composer
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Composer
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Composer
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Composer
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Composer
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
Cadet Girl (1941) as Composer
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
The Parson of Panamint (1941) as Composer
Twilight on the Trail (1941) as Composer
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus.
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) as Composer
A hot shot flyer discovers the hero within when he joins the British Air Force during World War II.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Composer
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Remember the Night (1940) as Composer
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Composer
Never Say Die (1939) as Composer
Paris Honeymoon (1939) as Composer
A Texas millionaire travels to Europe to meet his girlfriend, a European countess. He stops in a rustic mountain village and meets a beautiful peasant girl. He falls in love with her, then must decide if he wants her or the rich countess.
Gulliver's Travels (1939) as Composer
A human doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people locked in a foolish war.
The Llano Kid (1939) as Composer
Lora Travers is the only person who can identify hold-up artist The Llano Kid and she persuades him to come in on a scheme with her and her husband. They have been searching for the long-lost son of a rich Mexican widow and they get the Kid to claim it is him. All goes according to plan until greed and jealousy raise their heads.
Thanks for the Memory (1938) as Composer
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
Artists and Models Abroad (1938) as Composer
Tropic Holiday (1938) as Composer
Give Me a Sailor (1938) as Composer
A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.
The Texans (1938) as Composer
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Composer
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as Composer
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Waikiki Wedding (1937) as Composer
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Composer
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
Blossoms on Broadway (1937) as Composer
Hills of Old Wyoming (1937) as Composer
In the 10th film of the 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies, Russell Hayden makes his first (of 27 consecutive) appearances as Cassidy's sidekick/protege "Lucky" Jenkins. The character's actual name in the many Clarence E. Mulford books that featured him was "Mesquite" Jenkins, and Hayden's role was billed in this film as Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins, and this film was the first and last mention of Mesquite Jenkins. This initial pairing of the trio of William Boyd,Russell Hayden and George Hayes(who only became known as "Gabby" when he wasn't allowed by Paramount to carry his "Windy" moniker to Republic when he departed the Cassidy series, which makes any pre-1939 cast listing showing a credit listing for a George "Gabby" Hayes a misnomer and in error for those who don't care for revisionist film history) is the one that many western-film and/or Cassidy devotees consider the best of all the trio pairings in the series. This one finds the ranchers near a Wyoming Indian reservation suffering heavy losses because of cattle rustlers that leave signs that the Indians are the culprits. Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his pals, Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and "Windy" Halliday (George Hayes) buy the Bar Three ranch in the territory, and Cassidy suspects Andrews (Morris Ankrum as Stephen Morris), the deputy government agent in charge of the reservation, of being the head of the rustlers. When Lone Eagle (Steve Clemente), a half-breed secretly working with the gang, is found murdered, Andrews incites the Indians to make war on the white men. Cassidy, as the leader of the ranchers, gains the confidence of the Indian chief (Chief John Big Tree, in a role not unsimilar to his later one pow-wowing with John Wayne in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon") by pointing out that Lone Eagle was "half-bad because he was half-white", and with the help of an Indian scout proves that Andrews killed Lone Eagle. The Indians then join forces with the ranchers in a Cassidy-led mounted charge against the rustler's stronghold, with the effective agitato score written by Lee Zahler for the earlier "Borderland" as the stirring background music.
King of Gamblers (1937) as Composer
Ebb Tide (1937) as Composer
Souls at Sea (1937) as Composer
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Composer
College Holiday (1936) as Composer
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
Easy to Take (1936) as Composer
Hideaway Girl (1936) as Composer
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Composer
A cowboy falls for his boss, a beautiful lady ranch owner.
The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936) as Composer
A failing radio station needs to put on a ratings winner to have any chance of continued operation.
Poppy (1936) as Composer
A carnival con man tries to pass off his daughter as heiress to a great estate.
Palm Springs (1936) as Composer
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
Three Cheers for Love (1936) as Composer
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) as Composer
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
Four Hours to Kill! (1935) as Composer
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Composer
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Composer
The Devil Is a Woman (1935) as Composer
A member of the Spanish guard falls for a temptress who once ruined his commanding officer''''s life.
Rumba (1935) as Composer
The Trumpet Blows (1934) as Composer
Kiss and Make-Up (1934) as Composer
Come On Marines! (1934) as Composer
All of Me (1934) as Composer
She Loves Me Not (1934) as Composer
Curly Flagg, Philadelphia nightclub dancer, witnesses a murder and runs away to avoid being held as material witness. Landing in Princeton, she hides out in a college dorm, decked out in men's clothes and haircut by students Paul and Buzz. Soon, converging on Princeton are: 1) publicity men for Buzz's dad's movie studio; 2) Paul's irate fiancée Frances; 3) killer Mugg, who wants to rub out Curly. By the time they arrive yet another girl is after Paul: Midge, the dean's daughter.
Bolero (1934) as Music
This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing partner named Helen. (The highlight of the film is a dance performed atop a circular stage to a truncated version of Ravel's "Bolero.")
Search for Beauty (1934) as Music
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
Shoot the Works (1934) as Music
Here Is My Heart (1934) as Composer
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Composer
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Composer
Cradle Song (1933) as Composer
A Bedtime Story (1933) as Music
The Way to Love (1933) as Composer
She Done Him Wrong (1933) as Composer
A saloon singer fights off smugglers, an escaped con and a Salvation Army officer out to reform her.
International House (1933) as Composer
Madcap investors converge on a Chinese hotel to buy rights to a new invention-television.
Midnight Club (1933) as Composer
Torch Singer (1933) as Composer
A night club singer hosts a children''''s radio show in hopes of finding the child she gave up years earlier.
Blonde Venus (1932) as Composer
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.
Dancers in the Dark (1932) as Composer
The Big Broadcast (1932) as Composer
The manager at a local radio station puts on a singer (Bing Crosby) who is immediately a hit with his listeners. The problem is that the young singer doesn't seen to be too serious-minded about his career, which becomes a matter of concern for the station management.
This Is the Night (1932) as Composer
An affair is threatened to be exposed when a wife's husband returns from the Olympics.
Queen High (1930) as Composer
The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year.
Sea Legs (1930) as Composer
Be Yourself! (1930) as Composer
In the nightclub where entertainer Fannie Field sings, two rivals for her favors, Jerry Moore and Mac McCloskey, come to blows before either realizes the other is a boxer. Jerry loses the fight but wins Fannie, who becomes his trainer with the aid of her schlemiel brother. Aside from a slight tendency to lie down in the ring, Jerry is successful. But success brings the inevitable blonde; does this mean heartbreak for Fannie? Features the star's inimitable ethnic humor.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Explorers (1985)
Ben is obsessed with monster movies on late night television, reading comic books about space, and playing an arcade game with fighting space ships in his bedroom. Ben''s best friend Wolfgang is a budding scientific genious, and when Ben describes a dream he had about the two of them flying in a spacecraft , Wolfgang creates a computer program that enables them to make such a machine. The boys take off to another galaxy and learn that things are more similar to home than they imagined.
Explorers (1985)
Ben is obsessed with monster movies on late night television, reading comic books about space, and playing an arcade game with fighting space ships in his bedroom. Ben''s best friend Wolfgang is a budding scientific genious, and when Ben describes a dream he had about the two of them flying in a spacecraft , Wolfgang creates a computer program that enables them to make such a machine. The boys take off to another galaxy and learn that things are more similar to home than they imagined.

Music (special)

Keith Jarrett: Standards (1988) as Song ("If I Should Lose You")
A concert by the jazz trio Standards, performing jazz standards of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, from Tokyo's Koseinenkin Hall, recorded during their debut tour in February 1985.

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Commitments (2001) as Song ("Easy Living")

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