Harold Adamson


Biography

Harold Adamson boasts musical talents that have been featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Adamson began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Banjo on My Knee" (1936), "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) and "Breezing Home" (1937). He followed this honor with songs in the Michèle Morgan adaptation "Higher and Higher" (1943). He was nominated for an Academ...

Biography

Harold Adamson boasts musical talents that have been featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Adamson began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Banjo on My Knee" (1936), "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) and "Breezing Home" (1937). He followed this honor with songs in the Michèle Morgan adaptation "Higher and Higher" (1943). He was nominated for an Academy Award for "That Certain Age" in 1938. . Adamson was nominated for an Academy Award for "An Affair to Remember" in 1957. He followed this honor with songs in the dramatic adaptation "Separate Tables" (1958) with Rita Hayworth. Adamson was most recently credited in "Aloha" (2015). Adamson passed away in August 1980 at the age of 74.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Greta (2019)
Song
The Widow (2018)
Song
Aloha (2015)
Song
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
Song
Inland Empire (2006)
Song
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Song
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Song
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Song
Rat Race (2001)
Song
Love Is the Devil (1998)
Song ("Time On My Hands")
Celebrity (1998)
Song
Butcher Boy (1997)
Song ("Where Are You")
Lolita (1997)
Song ("You'Re My Dish")
The Cable Guy (1996)
Song
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994)
Theme Song
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Song
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Song
Another You (1991)
Song
The Two Jakes (1990)
Song
Miss Mary (1986)
Song ("It'S Been So Long")
Love Streams (1984)
Song ("Where Are You?")
Nightmare Honeymoon (1972)
Song
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
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Island of Love (1963)
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A Ticklish Affair (1963)
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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
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Scent of Mystery (1960)
Addl Music
Seven Hills of Rome (1958)
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Separate Tables (1958)
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Forty Guns (1957)
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China Gate (1957)
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An Affair to Remember (1957)
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Never Say Goodbye (1956)
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Jupiter's Darling (1955)
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Three for the Show (1955)
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So This Is Love (1953)
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Vicki (1953)
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)
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Meet Danny Wilson (1952)
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The Las Vegas Story (1952)
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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)
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Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
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His Kind of Woman (1951)
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The Racket (1951)
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Peggy (1950)
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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
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If You Knew Susie (1948)
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A Date with Judy (1948)
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Calendar Girl (1947)
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Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947)
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That's My Gal (1947)
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Beat the Band (1947)
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Hit Parade of 1947 (1947)
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Somewhere in the Night (1946)
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Do You Love Me (1946)
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Criminal Court (1946)
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Ding Dong Williams (1946)
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Bring on the Girls (1945)
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The Bullfighters (1945)
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Behind City Lights (1945)
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Doll Face (1945)
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Nob Hill (1945)
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Radio Stars on Parade (1945)
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Hi, Beautiful (1944)
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Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
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Bathing Beauty (1944)
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Thousands Cheer (1944)
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Around the World (1944)
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The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
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Hollywood Canteen (1944)
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In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
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Casanova in Burlesque (1944)
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Something for the Boys (1944)
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Higher and Higher (1943)
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Follow the Band (1943)
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Always a Bridesmaid (1943)
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Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
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Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943)
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Strictly in the Groove (1942)
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Mississippi Gambler (1942)
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Hold That Ghost (1941)
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Road Agent (1941)
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Dance Hall (1941)
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Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940)
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The Underpup (1939)
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The Road to Reno (1938)
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The Devil's Party (1938)
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Reckless Living (1938)
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Mad About Music (1938)
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That Certain Age (1938)
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Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
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Top of the Town (1937)
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Hitting a New High (1937)
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Breezing Home (1937)
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Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937)
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When Love Is Young (1937)
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Behind the Mike (1937)
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Libeled Lady (1936)
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Banjo on My Knee (1936)
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His Brother's Wife (1936)
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Suzy (1936)
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The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
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Here Comes the Band (1935)
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Escapade (1935)
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Shadow of Doubt (1935)
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The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
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Reckless (1935)
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Shoot the Works (1934)
Music
Kid Millions (1934)
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Strictly Dynamite (1934)
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Bottoms Up (1934)
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Coming Out Party (1934)
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Dancing Lady (1933)
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Music (Short)

Gypsy Night (1935)
Music

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

His Kind Of Woman (1951) - I Might Forget What I'm Doing Ebullient after the screening of one of his pictures at a Mexican resort, philandering actor Cardigan (Vincent Price) visits his paramour Lenore (Jane Russell) and fugitive gambler Dan (Robert Mitchum), then she confirms that musician Harry (Stacy Harris) really does know her from a previous life, into her song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, in His Kind Of Woman, 1951.
Princess And The Pirate, The (1944) - Kiss Me In The Moonlight Actor Sylvester (Bob Hope, on to Samuel Goldwyn from Paramount) still doesn’t believe Margaret (Virginia Mayo) is really a princess but sure needs her to rescue his act before a rowdy pirate crowd, with a song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, vocal by Louanne Hogan, her outfit by Mary Grant, the future Mrs. Vincent Price, in The Princess And The Pirate, 1944.
Four Jills In A Jeep (1943) - How Blue The Night Joining a number from Dick Haymes, playing a soldier, song an original by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, Mitzi Mayfair as herself on the USO Tour in Europe, also Dick’s love interest, in 20th Century-Fox’s Four Jills In A Jeep, also starring Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Kay Francis.
Four Jills In A Jeep (1943) - Miss Betty Grable Could be some Betty Grable fans were disappointed with this reserved appearance, introduced in a USO-Radio show, Kay Francis acting as M-C, Jimmy Dorsey’s band, song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, early in 20th Century-Fox’s Four Jills In A Jeep, 1943, also starring Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) - If This Be Slavery High society Roman Amytis (Esther Williams) with her slave (Marge Champion), for whom she buys a slave (Gower Champion), who together perform If This Be Slavery by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson, in MGM's Jupiter's Darling, 1955.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) - -- Never Trust A Woman Curious Roman Amytis (Esther Williams) has pretty much caused herself to be captured by conqueror Hannibal of Carthage (Howard Keel), who offers a tune by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson as he considers whether to rely on her intelligence, George Sidney directing, in MGM’s Jupiter’s Darling,1955.
Reckless (1935) - Everything's Been Done Before Jean Harlow as headliner Mona rehearsing one of her many nifty numbers, this one by Jack King, Edwin Knopf and Harold Adamson, Allan Jones’ vocal, as her just barely not-boyfriend, sports agent Riley (William Powell), stops in to ask about her pending marriage to a rich playboy, in MGM’s Reckless, 1935.
Higher and Higher (1943) - I Saw You First Playing himself in the musical Higher and Higher, 1943, Frank Sinatra joins Marcy McGuire in a punchy performance of “I Saw You First,” by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson.
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.
Thousands Cheer (1944) - Kathryn Jones, Soprano End of the credits proclaiming the first movie appearance of MGM stalwart to-be Jose Iturbi, conducting for singer Kathryn (Grayson) from Verdi's La Traviata, her divorced parents (Mary Astor, John Boles) in the concert hall, opening MGM's patriotic all-star musical Thousands Cheer, 1944.
Smash Up -- The Story Of A Woman (1947) - I Miss That Feeling High melodrama from producer Walter Wanger, his academy award-nominated star Susan Hayward in critical condition at the opening, recalling her way to a song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, from Smash Up -- The Story Of A Woman, 1947.

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