Hoagy Carmichael


Composer
Hoagy Carmichael

About

Also Known As
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Birth Place
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Born
November 22, 1899
Died
December 27, 1981

Biography

Tin Pan Alley legend who began composing for films in 1936 and won an Academy Award for "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening" in 1951. As an actor he usually played himself, sitting at a piano, smoking a cigarette and singing a song....

Biography

Tin Pan Alley legend who began composing for films in 1936 and won an Academy Award for "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening" in 1951. As an actor he usually played himself, sitting at a piano, smoking a cigarette and singing a song.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Bix (1981)
Timberjack (1955)
Jingles
Belles on Their Toes (1952)
Tom Bracken
The Las Vegas Story (1952)
Happy
Johnny Holiday (1950)
Himself
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Smoke Willoughby
Night Song (1948)
Chick [Morgan]
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Butch Engle
Canyon Passage (1946)
Hi Linnet
Johnny Angel (1945)
Celestial O'Brien
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Crickett
Topper (1937)
Piano player at The Rainbow Room

Music (Feature Film)

Captive State (2019)
Song
A Star is Born (2018)
Song
The Dark Tower (2017)
Song
Shanghai (2015)
Song
Low Down (2014)
Song
Calvary (2014)
Song
Calvary (2014)
Song Performer
Gangster Squad (2013)
Song Performer
Gangster Squad (2013)
Song
Tracks (2013)
Song Performer
Tracks (2013)
Song
This Is 40 (2012)
Song
Beginners (2011)
Song
Beginners (2011)
Song Performer
Takers (2010)
Song Performer
127 Hours (2010)
Song
Lust, Caution (2007)
Song
Last Holiday (2006)
Song
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights--Hollywood to the Heartland (2006)
Song
Running with Scissors (2006)
Song
ATL (2006)
Song
Superman Returns (2006)
Song
The Aviator (2004)
Composer
Alfie (2004)
Song
Ray (2004)
Song
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Song
Twisted (2004)
Song
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Song
American Splendor (2003)
Composer
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Song
American Pie 2 (2001)
Song
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Song
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Song
Ghost World (2001)
Song
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Song
Hanging Up (2000)
Song
Drowning Mona (2000)
Song
Mad Cows (1999)
Song ("Lazy Bones")
The Green Mile (1999)
Song
Slc Punk! (1998)
Song
The Impostors (1998)
Song
The Newton Boys (1998)
Song
Lolita (1997)
Song ("Stardust")
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Song
Out to Sea (1997)
Song
Red Corner (1997)
Song
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Song Performer
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Song
Flesh and Bone (1993)
Song
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Song
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Song
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Music Composer
A League of Their Own (1992)
Song
Rich in Love (1992)
Song ("Skylark")
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Song
Malcolm X (1992)
Song
The Babe (1992)
Song
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Song
For the Boys (1991)
Song
Bugsy (1991)
Song
Stepping Out (1991)
Song
True Colors (1991)
Song
Goodfellas (1990)
Song
The Freshman (1990)
Song
Big (1988)
Song
The Presidio (1988)
Song
Rain Man (1988)
Song
Ironweed (1987)
Song ("Pappa Treetop Tall")
Heartburn (1986)
Song
Off Beat (1986)
Song
Racing With The Moon (1984)
Song
Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Music
Flashdance (1983)
Song ("The Nearness Of You")
My Favorite Year (1982)
Song
Paternity (1981)
Song
Four Friends (1981)
Song ("Georgia On My Mind")
Stardust Memories (1980)
Music
To the Count of Basie (1979)
Song ("Rocking Chair")
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
Song
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Song
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Composer
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music (1969)
Composer
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)
Composer
Hatari! (1962)
Composer
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)
Composer
A Touch of Larceny (1960)
Composer
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959)
Composer
Timberjack (1955)
Composer
Three for the Show (1955)
Composer
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Composer
Those Redheads from Seattle (1953)
Composer
The Las Vegas Story (1952)
Composer
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Composer
Johnny Holiday (1950)
Composer
When You're Smiling (1950)
Composer
Night Song (1948)
Composer
I Walk Alone (1948)
Composer
Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947)
Composer
Swanee Showboat (1947)
Composer
Canyon Passage (1946)
Composer
Johnny Angel (1945)
Composer
The Stork Club (1945)
Composer
Cowboy Canteen (1944)
Composer
Brazil (1944)
Composer
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Composer
Hands Across the Border (1944)
Composer
True to Life (1943)
Composer
Hi, Buddy (1943)
Composer
Night in New Orleans (1942)
Composer
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
Composer
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Composer
Road Show (1941)
Composer
Star Dust (1940)
Composer
Saint Louis Blues (1939)
Composer
Some Like It Hot (1939)
Composer
Thanks for the Memory (1938)
Composer
Sing You Sinners (1938)
Composer
College Swing (1938)
Composer
Say It in French (1938)
Composer
Men with Wings (1938)
Composer
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
Composer
Topper (1937)
Composer
Anything Goes (1936)
Composer

Cast (Special)

Monsanto Presents Mancini (1971)

Music (Special)

Taxicab Confessions 2003: Girls Like It Hot (2003)
Song ("Stardust")
The Designing Women Reunion (2003)
Song
Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics (1992)
Music ("The Nearness Of You")

Life Events

1936

First film as composer

Videos

Movie Clip

Las Vegas Story, The (1952) - I Get Along Without You Very Well Jane Russell as ex-Las Vegas songbird Linda explores her old haunts, with nice location footage, dropping in at her old club, where Hoagy Carmichael is still at the piano, flashing-back on her old song, his famous composition, ex-flame Victor Mature included, in The Las Vegas Story, 1952.
Topper (1937) - Old Man Moon From the opening sequence, affluent George and Marion (Cary Grant, Constance Bennett) go night-clubbing before his morning bank-board meeting, finishing at a joint where they’re on first names with Hoagy Carmichael himself, joining him in an original tune, in the Hal Roach comedy Topper 1937.
Las Vegas Story, The (1952) - Clark County, Nevada Hoagy Carmichael narrates as musician Happy, introducing the town, himself, Jane Russell and briefly Victor Mature in their roles, then Vincent Price appears as her husband, opening The Las Vegas Story, 1952, from RKO, director Robert Stevenson and Vegas-invested studio boss Howard Hughes.
College Swing (1938) - Title Song (Betty Grable) Just the third scene and not essential to the narrative, at what must be the dining hall, an original tune for Paramount by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael finds Skinnay Ennis launching a duet with Betty Grable, who switches to Jackie Coogan for the dance, choreography by LeRoy Prinz, Raoul Walsh directing, in College Swing, 1938, starring George Burns, Gracie Allen and Bob Hope.
To Have And Have Not (1944) - A Stray Bullet In French Martinique, boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart), with would-be thief Marie (Lauren Bacall), is making his deadbeat client pay up when Nazi-backed goons come after Frenchy (Marcel Dalio) and comrades, Capitane Renarde (Dan Seymour) mopping up, in To Have And Have Not, 1944.
Johnny Angel (1946) - Memphis In June Angel (George Raft) and Paulette (Signe Hasso) have just reconciled in the murder-mystery plot, thus the occasion for his driver, the philosophical Celestial O'Brien (Hoagy Carmichael) to offer what was then a new song, his tune with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, in Johnny Angel, 1946.Johnny Angel, 1946.
Johnny Angel (1946) - The Girls Here Don't Usually Refuse Looking for a gal connected to the killing of his father, also a New Orleans ships’ captain, Angel (George Raft) meets cabbie “Celestial,” (Hoagy Carmichael), skips one offer (from Chili Williams, best known as the pin-up Polka-Dot Girl) then grabs the unwilling Signe Hasso for a dance, in Johnny Angel, 1946.
To Have and Have Not (1944) - He's A Funny Guy Crickett (Hoagy Carmichael) and Marie (Lauren Bacall) are dabbling with Hoagy's composition "How Little We Know," when Harry (Humphrey Bogart) drops into the cafe in Martinique, with a ticket for her to go home, in Howard Hawks' To Have And Have Not, 1944.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Anyone Here For Love Arguably more provocative than any of co-star Marilyn Monroe's numbers, Jane Russell as Dorothy at the ship's pool with the "Olympic Team," tune by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson, dance direction by Jack Cole, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.
To Have And Have Not (1944) - Am I Blue? In a Martinique cafe, boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) is wise to what newcomer Lauren Bacall is up to with his client (Walter Sande), as she joins Crickett (Hoagy Carmichael) for a tune by Harry Akes and Grant Clarke, early in Howard Hawks' To Have And Have Not , 1944.
Mr. Bug Goes To Town (1941) - Katy Did, Katy Didn't Hoppity (voiced by Stan Freed) and Honey (by Pauline Loth) are on a date, pursued by Swat and Smack, but mainly to set-up the first song, by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser, the “Four Marshals” the credited singers, in the Fleischer brothers’ feature Mr. Bug Goes To Town, 1941.
Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946) - Among My Souvenirs Hoagy Carmichael as "Butch," bar owner, receiving the Stephensons (Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright), Fred (Dana Andrews) and Homer (Harold Russell), playing his own "Up A Lazy River," in The Best Years Of Our Lives, 1946.

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