Jack Yellen


Biography

Jack Yellen built up his entertainment career by putting his musical skills to use in the world of Hollywood. Yellen began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the drama "Honky Tonk" (1929) with Sophie Tucker, "Bulldog Drummond" (1929) and "They Learned About Women" (1930). His music also appeared in "Chasing Rainbows" (1930), the musical "George White's Sca...

Biography

Jack Yellen built up his entertainment career by putting his musical skills to use in the world of Hollywood. Yellen began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the drama "Honky Tonk" (1929) with Sophie Tucker, "Bulldog Drummond" (1929) and "They Learned About Women" (1930). His music also appeared in "Chasing Rainbows" (1930), the musical "George White's Scandals" (1934) with Rudy Vallee and the Alice Faye musical "George White's 1935 Scandals" (1935). Yellen's music was also featured in the dramatic adventure "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" (1991) with Gabrielle Anwar, "Stepping Out" (1991) with Liza Minnelli and the comedy "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992) with Eddie Murphy. His music was also featured in "Primary Colors" (1998) with John Travolta. Yellen's music was most recently used in the dramatic adaptation "Quartet" (2012) with Maggie Smith. Yellen passed away in April 1991 at the age of 99.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Shipyard Sally (1939)
Contr to trmt
My Lucky Star (1938)
Screenwriter
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Original Screenplay
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Screenwriter
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Screenwriter
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Screenwriter
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Screenwriter
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
Screenwriter
Love Is News (1937)
Screenwriter
Wake Up and Live (1937)
Screenwriter
Pigskin Parade (1936)
Screenwriter
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Screenwriter
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Original Story
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Screenwriter
Our Little Girl (1935)
Additional Dialogue
Spring Tonic (1935)
Addl Original dial
David Harum (1934)
Contract Writer
Marie Galante (1934)
Contr on Special seq
Hell in the Heavens (1934)
Additional Dialogue
George White's Scandals (1934)
Additional Dialogue
Honky Tonk (1929)
Dial

Music (Feature Film)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie (2011)
Song
Idlewild (2006)
Song
The Aviator (2004)
Composer
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Song
28 Days (2000)
Song
The Newton Boys (1998)
Song
Primary Colors (1998)
Song
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Theme Lyrics
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Song
Stepping Out (1991)
Song
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Song
True Colors (1991)
Song
Off Beat (1986)
Song
Miss Mary (1986)
Song ("Ain'T She Sweet")
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Theme Lyrics
1941 (1979)
Song
The Lady in Red (1979)
Song
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
Composer
The Bellboy (1960)
Composer
Jazz Ball (1958)
Composer
Beau James (1957)
Composer
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
Composer
Picnic (1955)
Composer
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Composer
When You're Smiling (1950)
Composer
Make Mine Laughs (1949)
Composer
You Were Meant for Me (1948)
Composer
April Showers (1948)
Composer
Night and Day (1946)
Composer
George White's Scandals (1945)
Composer
Follow the Boys (1944)
Composer
Bells of Capistrano (1942)
Composer
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Composer
Happy Landing (1938)
Composer
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Composer
Git Along Little Dogies (1937)
Composer
King of Burlesque (1936)
Composer
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Composer
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Composer
Here's to Romance (1935)
Composer
Show Them No Mercy! (1935)
Composer
Thanks a Million (1935)
Composer
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Composer
George White's Scandals (1934)
Composer
Marie Galante (1934)
Composer
Rain or Shine (1930)
Music Score
King of Jazz (1930)
Composer
They Learned About Women (1930)
Composer
Chasing Rainbows (1930)
Composer
The Glad Rag Doll (1929)
Composer
This Is Heaven (1929)
Composer
Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Composer
Honky Tonk (1929)
Composer

Music (Special)

Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999)
Theme Lyrics
Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991)
Song

Music (Short)

Berth Marks (1929)
Music Composer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Little Miss Broadway (1938) - Be Optimistic Opening with Shirley Temple replacing the youngest of the Brian Sisters trio, with a tune by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, then Jane Darwell confirming her usual status as an orphan, in this case just being adopted, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938, featuring George Murphy and Jimmy Durante.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) - How Can I Thank You? Shirley Temple relates to her new adoptive sister (Phyllis Brooks), who helps run the show-biz hotel, where Jimmy Durante is rehearsing his band, and the owner next door (Edna Mae Oliver, with brother Donald Meek) has a problem with noise, song by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) - We Should Be Together Shirley Temple, adopted by the operators of a showbiz hotel, hopes to persuade the owners not to shut it down, and happily meets their agreeable nephew, George Murphy, celebrating with another Harold Spina/Walter Bullock tune, choreographed by Nick Castle, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - Come And Get Your Happiness The plot crafted to accommodate a remote radio broadcast from the upstate New York farm, Jack Haley introduces and Shirley Temple (title character) sings, an original by Samuel Pokrass and Jack Yellen, in 20th Century-Fox’s B>Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Pete Kelly's Bues (1955) - Hard Hearted Hannah Jack Webb, the producer, director and band-leader title character narrates about prohibition-era Kansas City rackets, then stumbles upon an improbably good local singer, Ella Fitzgerald in her cameo, with a tune she once recorded, by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, in Pete Kelly's Blues, 1955.
Pigskin Parade (1936) - What's Wrong With Texas? New York high school coach Jack Haley and wife Patsy Kelly arrive for his new gig at fictional Texas State, greeted by Johnny Downs as Carson, Betty Grable his girl, with Dixie Dunbar, Arline Judge and Fred Kohler Jr. as running back Biff, in Pigskin Parade, 1936, from Twentieth Century-Fox.
Pigskin Parade (1936) - Y'all Stop For Melons? Judy Garland’s first scene in her first feature, collegians Johnny Downs and Betty Grable on a failed recruiting trip with the coach’s wife (Patsy Kelly) when they discover Judy and her redneck melon-heaving brother Stu Erwin, in Twentieth Century-Fox’s Pigskin Parade 1936.
George White's Scandals (1945) - It's You Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and John Wayne and others are edited into Joan Davis and Jack Haley's high-tech performance of "I Wake Up In The Morning It's You" by Jack Yellen and Sammy Fain in George White's Scandals, 1945.
George White's Scandals (1945) - Opening, Krupa Opening title sequence for George White's Scandals, 1945, followed by Patti Nelson singing "How Did You Get Out of My Dreams" by Jack Yellen and Sammy Fain, and Gene Krupa drumming and M-C'ing.

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