Sam Coslow


Songwriter

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
September 07, 1902
Died
April 02, 1982

Biography

Throughout his Hollywood career, Sam Coslow's musical talent was featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Coslow began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Dance of Life" (1929), "Behind the Make-Up" (1930) and "Too Much Harmony" (1933). His music also appeared in the Bing Crosby comedy "College Humor" (1933) and "Limehouse Blues" (1934). In the...

Biography

Throughout his Hollywood career, Sam Coslow's musical talent was featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Coslow began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Dance of Life" (1929), "Behind the Make-Up" (1930) and "Too Much Harmony" (1933). His music also appeared in the Bing Crosby comedy "College Humor" (1933) and "Limehouse Blues" (1934). In the thirties and the forties, Coslow devoted his time to various credits, such as "Mountain Music" (1937) starring Bob Burns, "The Sunset Strip Case" (1938) and "You and Me" (1938) starring Sylvia Sidney. He also worked on "Dreaming Out Loud" (1940). Coslow's music was most recently featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster thrilling adaptation "Shutter Island" (2010). Coslow passed away in April 1982 at the age of 80.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

I Loved You Wednesday (1933)
Orchestra leader

Writer (Feature Film)

Out of This World (1945)
Based on stories by
South of Dixie (1944)
Original Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Copacabana (1947)
Producer
Out of This World (1945)
Associate Producer
The Sunset Murder Case (1941)
Associate Producer
Dreaming Out Loud (1940)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Shutter Island (2010)
Song
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Song
The Aviator (2004)
Composer
Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)
Song
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Song
Celebrity (1998)
Song
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
Song
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Song
Harlem Nights (1989)
Song
Let's Get Lost (1988)
Song
September (1987)
Song
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Composer
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Composer
This Angry Age (1958)
Composer
Country Music Holiday (1958)
Composer
Jazz Ball (1958)
Composer
An Alligator Named Daisy (1957)
Song
As Long as They're Happy (1957)
Song
For Better For Worse (1954)
Song
Cruisin' Down the River (1953)
Composer
The Stooge (1953)
Composer
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Composer
Jolson Sings Again (1950)
Composer
The Road to Hollywood (1947)
Composer
Carnegie Hall (1947)
Composer
Copacabana (1947)
Composer
Ladies' Man (1947)
Composer
Hollywood Bound (1946)
Composer
Song of the South (1946)
Composer
Follow That Woman (1945)
Composer
Out of This World (1945)
Composer
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Composer
Practically Yours (1944)
Composer
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Composer
The Parson of Panamint (1941)
Composer
Border Vigilantes (1941)
Composer
The Sunset Murder Case (1941)
Composer
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
Composer
Dreaming Out Loud (1940)
Composer
Society Lawyer (1939)
Composer
Saint Louis Blues (1939)
Composer
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938)
Composer
You and Me (1938)
Composer
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
Composer
True Confession (1937)
Music
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Composer
Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Composer
Mountain Music (1937)
Composer
This Way Please (1937)
Composer
Love on Toast (1937)
Composer
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
Composer
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
Composer
Champagne Waltz (1937)
Composer
Double or Nothing (1937)
Composer
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Composer
The Texas Rangers (1936)
Composer
Easy to Take (1936)
Composer
Hideaway Girl (1936)
Composer
Heart of the West (1936)
Composer
It's Love Again (1936)
Composer
Fatal Lady (1936)
Composer
Poppy (1936)
Composer
Collegiate (1935)
Music
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Composer
Coronado (1935)
Composer
Hands Across the Table (1935)
Composer
College Scandal (1935)
Composer
The Gilded Lily (1935)
Composer
Millions in the Air (1935)
Composer
Goin' to Town (1935)
Composer
All the King's Horses (1935)
Composer
You're Telling Me! (1934)
Music
Many Happy Returns (1934)
Music
One Hour Late (1934)
Music
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
Composer
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934)
Composer
You Belong to Me (1934)
Composer
Limehouse Blues (1934)
Composer
Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Composer
College Humor (1933)
Composer
Disgraced (1933)
Composer
Her Bodyguard (1933)
Composer
Too Much Harmony (1933)
Composer
Hello, Everybody! (1933)
Composer
College Coach (1933)
Composer
Blonde Venus (1932)
Composer
This Is the Night (1932)
Composer
Jede Frau hat etwas (1931)
Composer
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Composer
Galas de la Paramount (1930)
Composer
Chérie (1930)
Composer
Behind the Make-Up (1930)
Composer
Honey (1930)
Composer
The Silent Enemy (1930)
Composer
Chasing Rainbows (1930)
Composer
The Vagabond King (1930)
Composer
The Time, the Place, and the Girl (1929)
Composer
Illusion (1929)
Composer
River of Romance (1929)
Composer
Thunderbolt (1929)
Composer
Fast Company (1929)
Composer
Broadway Scandals (1929)
Composer
Why Bring That Up? (1929)
Composer
The Dance of Life (1929)
Composer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Copacabana (1947)
Company

Music (Special)

Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999)
Song

Producer (Short)

Heavenly Music (1943)
Associate Producer

Music (Short)

Heavenly Music (1943)
Music Lyrics
Heavenly Music (1943)
Music Composer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) - Sing You Sinners Grand entrance for Susan Hayward, as the now grown-up Lillian Roth, in Hollywood shooting the number "Sing, You Sinners" by W. Franke Harling and Sam Coslow, as made famous by the real Roth in Honey, 1930, Jo Van Fleet her preening mother, in I'll Cry Tomorrow, 1955.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - Spoiled Child Of The Poor Dan (Robert Mitchum), now in a Nogales bar, has his first encounter with Lenore (Jane Russell) singing Five Little Miles From San Berdoo by Sam Coslow, in John Farrow's His Kind Of Woman, 1951.
College Humor (1933) - Down The Old Ox Road Joining in an already elaborate musical montage with an original song by Paramount staffers Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow, jock Barney and sorority gal Amber (Jack Oakie and Mary Kornman) on their first date eventually tumble to singing professor Danvers (Bing Crosby), in College Humor 1933.
College Humor (1933) - Colleen Of Killarney Mary Kornman is daffy co-ed Amber, inquiring with George Burns and Gracie Allen, who appear here unbidden in their first scene, using their own names, before their radio show, known mostly at the time for Paramount one-reelers, maneuvering into an un-credited song, in Paramount’s sprawling College Humor, 1933.
Blonde Venus (1932) - Hot Voodoo Director Josef von Sternberg has not caused his audience to expect his star Marlene Dietrich (as Helen, back in showbiz to support her ailing husband and son) to appear in a gorilla suit, but playboy Nick (Cary Grant) in her audience, likes it, her first number in Blonde Venus, 1932.
Belle Of The Nineties (1934) - My American Beauty Having established St. Louis in 1893, wrapping the opening act we meet the main attraction, Mae West as a fictional Vaudevillian, working from her own script, Gene Austin the singer, song by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow, Travis Banton the credited costume designer, in Belle Of The Nineties, 1934.

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