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Franz Lehár (1870–1948)

Franz Lehár was born on April 30, 1870 in Komárom, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary] as Ferencz Lehár. He was married to Sophie Paschkis. He died on October 24, 1948 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria. See full bio »

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 2015 The Lives We Lead (writer: "Die Lustige Witwe") (completed)
 2014 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Rossini: La Cenerentola (2014) ... (music: "Eccert of: Vilja-Lied" - as Lehár)
 2013 Muisteja: Pieni elokuva 1950-luvun Oulusta (Documentary) (writer: "Kultaa ja hopeaa (Gold und Silber)")
 2012 Der Salon am Dienstag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 December 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Lippen schweigen")
 2010 Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silvesteraudienz (2010) ... (writer: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß")
 2009 The City of Your Final Destination (writer: "The Merry Widow, Second Act: No.7 Introduction, Tanz und Vilja-Lied")
 2007 Flawless (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 2005 Die lustige Witwe (TV Movie) (music: "Die lustige Witwe, Operetta in three acts")
 2004 As It Is in Heaven (writer: "Glada Änkan" - as Franz Lehar)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (writer: "You Are My Heart's Delight")
 2002 Manna from Heaven (writer: "Merry Widow Waltz")
 2002 The Lost World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Secret (2002) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 2000 U-571 (writer: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz")
 1999 Man of the Century (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - as Franz Lehar)
 1998 Eros and Psyche (writer: "Gold und Silber")
 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Special) (music: "Lippen Schweigen")
 1993 Schindler's List (music: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" - uncredited)
 1991 Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rendezvous am Wörthersee (1991) ... (writer: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß" - uncredited)
 1991 Liebestraum (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 1991 The Rocketeer (writer: "VILIA")
 1990 Szomszédok (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.86 (1990) ... (music: "Daniló belépõje")
 1990 Tatie Danielle (performer: "Heures exquises")
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval (music: "THE MERRY WIDOW")
 1987 The Final Arrangement (writer: "Du är min hela värld (Dein ist Mein ganzes Hertz)")
 1983 Privates on Parade (music: "Mazurka" - uncredited)
 1981 Polizeiinspektion 1 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Der nächtliche Gast (1981) ... (music: "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe" - uncredited)
 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Star Treatment (1980) ... (writer: "Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
- Autocrats (1980) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1979 The Frisco Kid (writer: "Waltz 'Gold and Silver'")
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Table Manners (1977) ... (writer: "Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss" from the operetta "Paganini" - uncredited)
- Living Together (1977) ... (writer: "Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss" from the operetta "Paganini" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "I'm Going to Maxim's" (1907), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1907), "Can-Can" (1907), "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1907) - uncredited)
 1972 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Married Love (1972) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow" - uncredited)
 1970 Torture Me, Kiss Me (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye (music: "Mazurka" - uncredited)
 1966 Mi vedrai tornare (music: "TU CHE MI HAI PRESO IL CUOR")
 1964 Los amores de Marieta - Los Fabulosos 20s (writer: "Gigolette")
 1958 Hvezda jede na jih (music: "Líbám, zeny, vás tak rád")
 1954 The Little Czar (music: "WolgaLied")
 1952 Das Land des Lächelns (music: "Das Land des Lächelns") / (writer: "Bei einem Tee en Deux", "Immer nur lächeln", "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz", "Von Apfelblüten einen Kranz", "Liebes Schwesterlein, sollst nicht traurig sein", "Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt", "Ich möch' wieder einmal die Heimat seh'n", "Gern, gern wär'ich verliebt", "Freunderl mach dir nix draus", "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe")
 1952 The Merry Widow (music: "Can-Can", "The Merry Widow Waltz", "Red as the Rose of Maytime", "Villa" - uncredited)
 1952 Young People (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1946 Iris and the Lieutenant (music: From "THE MERRY WIDOW")
 1944 The Heavenly Body (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1907) - uncredited)
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1905) - uncredited)
 1936 Wo die Lerche singt (music: "Wenn zwei sich lieben und verstehn", "Mag der Himmel mit euch sein", "Durch die weiten Felder", "Palikam, Palikam, schöner Mann")
 1935 The World's in Love (writer: "Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe")
 1935 La veuve joyeuse ("Girls, Girls, Girls", "Vilia", "Tonight Will Teach Me To Forget", "Maxim's", "The Merry Widow Waltz", "If Widows are Rich", "Melody of Laughter")
 1934 The Merry Widow (music: "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1905), "Vilia" (1905), "Tonight Will Teach Me to Forget" (1905), "Maxim's" (1905), "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1905), "If Widows Are Rich" (1905), "Melody of Laughter" (1905) - uncredited)
 1930 Hell's Angels (music: "Eva Waltz" - uncredited)
 1930 The Rogue Song (music: "The White Dove")
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Eva" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

His musical, "The Merry Widow," was performed at the Daly's Theatre in London, England with Evelyn Laye, George Graves, Derek Oldham, Carl Brisson, Nancie Lovat, Ivy Tresmand, and Laurie Newton in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ferenc Lehar | Franz Lehar

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A 1942 Vienna broadcast of his operetta Paganini conducted by the composer has survived, starring soprano, Esther Réthy and tenor, Karl Friedrich (de). A 1942 Berlin radio production of Zigeunerliebe with Herbert Ernst Groh, conducted by Lehár, also survives. See more »

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