Leo Robin


Lyricist

About

Birth Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
April 06, 1895
Died
December 29, 1984

Biography

Academy Award-winner Leo Robin led an extraordinary career writing music for various big screen productions. Robin began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Dance of Life" (1929), "Close Harmony" (1929) and "Innocents of Paris" (1929). His music also appeared in "Behind the Make-Up" (1930) and the Jack Buchanan comedic adaptation "Monte Carlo" (1930)....

Biography

Academy Award-winner Leo Robin led an extraordinary career writing music for various big screen productions. Robin began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Dance of Life" (1929), "Close Harmony" (1929) and "Innocents of Paris" (1929). His music also appeared in "Behind the Make-Up" (1930) and the Jack Buchanan comedic adaptation "Monte Carlo" (1930). Robin won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "The Big Broadcast of 1938" in 1938. Robin was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "She Loves Me Not" in 1934 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Artists and Models" in 1937. In the forties and the fifties, Robin's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "That Lady in Ermine" (1948) with Betty Grable, the Betty Grable musical "Meet Me After the Show" (1951) and "Just For You" (1952). Robin won an Academy Award for "That Lady in Ermine" in 1948 Robin's music was most recently featured in "Meet Monica Velour" (2011) with Kim Cattrall. Robin passed away in December 1984 at the age of 89.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
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The Aftermath (2019)
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The Blunderer (2016)
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Brooklyn (2015)
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Meet Monica Velour (2010)
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Burlesque (2010)
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Me and Orson Welles (2009)
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Sex and the City (2008)
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Stoned (2005)
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Romance and Cigarettes (2005)
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Lilo and Stitch (2002)
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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The Score (2001)
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The Wedding Planner (2001)
Song ("The Closer You Are")
Town & Country (2001)
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Fight Club (1999)
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
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The Truman Show (1998)
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Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
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North (1994)
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Forrest Gump (1994)
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Calendar Girl (1993)
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Cool World (1992)
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Honeymoon In Vegas (1992)
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Wayne's World (1992)
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Chaplin (1992)
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Dutch (1991)
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Stepping Out (1991)
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The Two Jakes (1990)
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A Private Life (1989)
Song ("Prisoner Of Love")
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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Loverboy (1989)
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Major League (1989)
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Forbidden City U.S.A (1989)
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New York Stories (1989)
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Rain Man (1988)
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Shag: The Movie (1988)
Song ("Blue Hawaii")
Let's Get Lost (1988)
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September (1987)
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Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
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Racing With The Moon (1984)
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Butterfly (1981)
Song ("Silver On The Stage")
Raging Bull (1980)
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Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
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The Last Tycoon (1976)
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Chinatown (1974)
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The Parallax View (1974)
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The Valachi Papers (1972)
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The Oscar (1966)
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Seconds (1966)
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Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
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The Joker Is Wild (1957)
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Beau James (1957)
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My Sister Eileen (1955)
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Hit the Deck (1955)
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The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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The Stooge (1953)
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Small Town Girl (1953)
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Just for You (1952)
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Latin Lovers (1952)
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Macao (1952)
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With a Song in My Heart (1952)
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Flaming Feather (1952)
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Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
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Meet Me After the Show (1951)
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I'll Get By (1950)
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Easy Living (1949)
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Everybody Does It (1949)
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That Lady in Ermine (1948)
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Casbah (1948)
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Something in the Wind (1947)
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The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
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Centennial Summer (1946)
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Wonder Man (1945)
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Song of Old Wyoming (1945)
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Song of the Prairie (1945)
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Greenwich Village (1944)
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You Can't Ration Love (1944)
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Follow the Boys (1944)
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The Gang's All Here (1943)
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Coney Island (1943)
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Riding High (1943)
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I Dood It (1943)
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Wintertime (1943)
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My Gal Sal (1942)
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Tales of Manhattan (1942)
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Just Off Broadway (1942)
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Footlight Serenade (1942)
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Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
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Rise and Shine (1941)
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Moon Over Miami (1941)
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Dressed to Kill (1941)
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A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
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Twilight on the Trail (1941)
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Cadet Girl (1941)
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Remember the Night (1940)
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Paris Honeymoon (1939)
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$1,000 a Touchdown (1939)
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Saint Louis Blues (1939)
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Never Say Die (1939)
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Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)
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Gulliver's Travels (1939)
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The Texans (1938)
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Tropic Holiday (1938)
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Artists and Models Abroad (1938)
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Give Me a Sailor (1938)
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Thanks for the Memory (1938)
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Romance in the Dark (1938)
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The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
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Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
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Artists and Models (1937)
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Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
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Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)
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Angel (1937)
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Champagne Waltz (1937)
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Ebb Tide (1937)
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Waikiki Wedding (1937)
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Souls at Sea (1937)
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Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
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King of Gamblers (1937)
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Fatal Lady (1936)
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Palm Springs (1936)
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Rose Bowl (1936)
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Three Cheers for Love (1936)
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The Jungle Princess (1936)
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Poppy (1936)
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Desire (1936)
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Rose of the Rancho (1936)
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Anything Goes (1936)
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Easy to Take (1936)
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Rhythm on the Range (1936)
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Hideaway Girl (1936)
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The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
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College Holiday (1936)
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Four Hours to Kill! (1935)
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Here Comes Cookie (1935)
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It's a Great Life! (1935)
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The Crusades (1935)
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The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
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Millions in the Air (1935)
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The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
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You Belong to Me (1934)
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Here Is My Heart (1934)
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Little Miss Marker (1934)
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Wharf Angel (1934)
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The Trumpet Blows (1934)
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Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
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Come On Marines! (1934)
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All of Me (1934)
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One Hour Late (1934)
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Shoot the Works (1934)
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Search for Beauty (1934)
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She Loves Me Not (1934)
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Midnight Club (1933)
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My Weakness (1933)
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The Way to Love (1933)
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Torch Singer (1933)
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Cradle Song (1933)
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A Bedtime Story (1933)
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International House (1933)
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Trouble in Paradise (1932)
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Handle with Care (1932)
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Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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One Hour with You (1932)
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Blonde Venus (1932)
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The Big Broadcast (1932)
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Playboy of Paris (1930)
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Morocco (1930)
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Monte Carlo (1930)
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Hit the Deck (1930)
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The Devil's Holiday (1930)
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Derelict (1930)
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Dangerous Paradise (1930)
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Behind the Make-Up (1930)
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The Kibitzer (1930)
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Galas de la Paramount (1930)
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The Silent Enemy (1930)
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Paramount on Parade (1930)
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Chasing Rainbows (1930)
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The Vagabond King (1930)
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Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)
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The Wild Party (1929)
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Syncopation (1929)
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River of Romance (1929)
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The Man I Love (1929)
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Innocents of Paris (1929)
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Half-way to Heaven (1929)
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Fashions in Love (1929)
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Why Bring That Up? (1929)
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The Dance of Life (1929)
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Pointed Heels (1929)
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Close Harmony (1929)
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Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Explorers (1985)
Other

Music (Special)

Diamonds! (2000)
Song ("Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend")
Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? (1997)
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Keith Jarrett: Standards (1988)
Song ("If I Should Lose You")
Ruggles of Red Gap (1957)
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Music (TV Mini-Series)

Commitments (2001)
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Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Moon Over Miami (1941) - You Started Something A duet with Robert Cummings to You Started Something by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger sets up a Betty Grable tap number with the brilliant Condos Brothers, in Moon Over Miami, 1941, from 20th Century Fox.
Moon Over Miami (1941) - What Can I Do For You? Cute car-hops in buckskin, sisters Kay (Betty Grable) and Barbara (Carole Landis) are expecting a letter about an inheritance, in the opening scene from Moon Over Miami, 1941.
Moon Over Miami (1941) - Is That Good? Dismissing the principals (Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis, Don Ameche), supporting players Jack Haley and Charlotte Greenwood perform Is That Good?, by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger in Moon Over Miami, 1941.
Hit The Deck (1955) - A Kiss Or Two First scene and first song for Debbie Reynolds, tune by Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, with sailor Danny (Russ Tamblyn) visiting rehearsal, concerned that his un-worldly sister (Jane Powell, not seen here) is expecting to audition, in MGM’s Hit The Deck, 1955.
Hit The Deck (1955) - Hallelujah! The first number in the MGM/Joe Pasternak version of the Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey/Leo Robin Broadway musical, Arctic-stationed sailors Russ Tamblyn, Vic Damone and Tony Martin (starting left, center and right) scheming to make a birthday cake for their C-O, in Hit The Deck, 1955.
Hit The Deck (1955) - Lucky Bird We’ve just met top-billed Jane Powell as San Franciscan Susan, sister of sailor Danny (Russ Tamblyn), who’s returned from his Arctic tour of duty with a present, song by Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin and Clifford Grey, in the MGM Pasternak-unit musical Hit The Deck, 1955.
Latin Lovers (1952) - Tight Inside Loose Outside Brazilian Roberto (Ricardo Montalban) grabbed and kissed visiting Nora (Lana Turner) when they first met that afternoon, now measuring each other’s interest at his birthday dance, young Rita Moreno the other girl, song by Nicholas Brodszky and Leo Robin in MGM’s Latin Lovers, 1952.
Latin Lovers (1952) - Carlotta You Gotta Be Mine Business owner Nora (Lana Turner) with her unduly business-like boyfriend (John Lund) gets a proposal then some contrast from a Brazilian night club act, Tom Hernandez her dance partner, song by Nicholas Brodszky and Leo Robin, early in MGM’s Latin Lovers, 1952.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Diamonds Are A Girls's Best Friend Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei performing the famous number, by Jule Styne and Leo Robin, in the ocean liner lounge, costume by Travilla, set design by Lyle Wheeler, choreography by Jack Cole, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.
Big Broadcast Of 1937, The (1936) - A Trifle Ambiguous Radio director Carson (Jack Benny) hasn’t satisfied his golf-ball dynasty sponsors the Platts (George Burns and daffy Gracie Allen), so agent Bob (Ray Milland) suggests they sample singer Frank Rossman (Frank Forest), with a Robin and Rainger tune, in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast Of 1937, 1936.
Big Broadcast Of 1937, The (1936) - Here's Love In Your Eye Agent Bob (Ray Milland) escorts promising suburban singer Gwen (Shirley Ross) to a club where they catch an abbreviated Benny Goodman number, then Benny Fields with another Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger original, in Paramount’s radio-variety feature The Big Broadcast Of 1937, 1936.
Big Broadcast Of 1937, The (1936) - Heigh Ho The Radio! An un-credited act opening with a song by credited composers Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger, for a feature with many big radio stars, first George Burns and Gracie Allen, with Martha Raye, then Jack Benny as the big shot, in Paramount's The Big Broadcast Of 1937, 1936.

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