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Harold Adamson (1906–1980)

Prolific composer and author, educated at the University of Kansas, and at Harvard University, where he wrote 'Hasty Pudding' shows. His Broadway stage scores include: "Smiles"; "Earl Carroll's Vanities" (1931); "Banjo Eyes"; and "As The Girls Go". For Jones Beach: "Around The World In Eighty Days". He came to Hollywood in 1933, writing many film ... See full bio »

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 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Home to Roost (2011) ... (lyrics: "On a Wing and a Prayer")
 2011 My Week with Marilyn (writer: "When Love Goes Wrong (Nothin' Goes Right)")
 2011 Pan Am (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (writer: "Around the World" - uncredited)
 2009 Weeds (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- All About My Mom (2009) ... (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" - uncredited)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Chico Chico", "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)" - uncredited)
 2008 What Happens in Vegas (writer: "An Affair to Remember")
 2008 Gable and Crawford (Video documentary short) (writer: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 2008 I.O.U.S.A. (Documentary) (writer: "We've Got Another Bond to Buy")
 2007 Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane (Video documentary short) ("It's A Most Unusual Day")
 2006 Inland Empire (writer: "Lovely Way to Spend an Evening")
 2006 The Beales of Grey Gardens (Documentary) (lyrics: "Around the World")
 2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (writer: "Time On My Hands")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening")
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "You")
 2004 Garfield (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember (End Title)" (1956))
 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Video documentary short) (writer: "She's A Follies Girl", "You Never Looked So Beautiful Before", "You")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "I Love Lucy")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ("An Affair to Remember")
 2002 Hollywood Ending (lyrics: "It's Been So Long" (1935))
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... ("DID I REMEMBER")
 2001 Rat Race ("I Love Lucy")
 1999 Woman Wanted (writer: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1998 Zacharia Farted (lyrics: "WOODPECKER SONG")
 1998 Celebrity (lyrics: "Did I Remember (To Tell You I Adore You)" (1936))
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "True to the Navy")
 1997 Lolita (writer: "You're My Dish")
 1997 The Butcher Boy (writer: "WHERE ARE YOU?")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "I Love Lucy")
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (writer: "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "It's A Wonderful World")
 1995 My Family (writer: "I Love Lucy Theme")
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Chaperone (1994) ... (lyrics: "It's a Most Unusual Day" - uncredited)
 1994 Paint Cans (writer: "Dig You Latter (Hubba Hubba)" - as Adamson)
 1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
 1993 Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Hear What My Heart Is Saying" (1935))
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (writer: "An Affair to Remember")
 1992 The Mambo Kings (writer: "I Love Lucy Theme")
 1991 Wild Blade (lyrics: "Time on My Hands")
 1991 Another You (writer: "I LOVE LUCY")
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer (lyrics: "Time On My Hands")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "Around The World" - as Adamsson)
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lillian Loses Her Powers (1987) ... (writer: "I Love Lucy")
 1986 Miss Mary (writer: "It's Been So Long" - as Adamson)
 1986 The American Way (writer: "Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer" - as Adamson)
 1985 Past Caring (TV Movie) (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" - uncredited)
 1980 Forbidden Zone (writer: "Bim Bam Boom")
 1979 Sunburn (lyrics: "Around the World" - uncredited)
 1978 The Magic of David Copperfield (TV Special) (writer: "It's a Most Unusual Day")
 1978 Tudo Bem (writer: "Around the World")
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Around the World" - uncredited)
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 May 1976 (1976) ... (lyrics: "My Resistance is Low")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "It's a Most Unusual Day" (1948), "Did I Remember" (1936), "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" (1933), "Let's Go Bavarian" (1933) - uncredited)
 1973 Slither ("Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1970 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.21 (1970) ... (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" - uncredited)
 1966 Where the Action Is (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.246 (1966) ... (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember" - uncredited)
 1966 Walk Don't Run (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)" - uncredited)
 1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" - uncredited)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (writer: "Where Are You?")
 1964 The Incredible Mr. Limpet (lyrics: "The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)", "I Wish I Were a Fish", "Be Careful How You Wish", "Deep Rapture", "Hail To Henry Limpet")
 1963 A Ticklish Affair (writer: "Love Is a Ticklish Affair")
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1962) (music - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Story of My Gang Comedy (1962) ... (lyrics: "It's A Most Unusual Day" - uncredited) / (music: "It's A Most Unusual Day" - uncredited)
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps (lyrics: "Satan Never Sleeps")
 1961 The Green Helmet (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours" - uncredited)
 1957-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #13.10 (1960) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.10 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Time on My Hands" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.4 (1957) ... (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember" - uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Soldiers in Greasepaint (1960) ... (lyrics: "Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" - uncredited)
 1956-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) (lyrics - 15 episodes)
- Wells Fargo Calling Marshal Earp (1959) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
- Wyatt Wins One (1959) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
- The Ring of Death (1959) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
- Wyatt's Decision (1959) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
- Tombstone (1959) ... (lyrics: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp")
 1959 North by Northwest (lyrics: "It's a Most Unusual Day" (1948))
 1958 Separate Tables (lyrics: "Separate Tables" (1958))
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Gotta Be Miserable to Be Happy (1958) ... (writer: "Around The World" - uncredited)
 1958 The 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "An Affair to Remember")
 1958 This Is Your Life (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Harry Warren (1958) ... (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember" - uncredited)
 1957 Seven Hills of Rome (lyrics: "The Seven Hills Of Rome")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (lyrics: "A Most Unusual Day")
 1957 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember" - uncredited)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series) (lyrics: " (I've Come to) Calfornia")
 1957 Forty Guns ("High Ridin' Woman", "God Has His Arms Around Me")
 1957 An Affair to Remember (lyrics: "An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)", "Continué", "The Tiny Scout (He Knows You Inside Out)", "Tomorrow Land", "You Make It Easy To Be True")
 1957 China Gate (lyrics: "China Gate")
 1956 Never Say Goodbye (lyrics: "FOR THE FIRST TIME")
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "It's Been So Long")
 1955 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (Short documentary) (lyrics: "I Never Trust a Woman")
 1955 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.4 (1955) ... (lyrics: "Again" - uncredited)
 1955 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Together with Music (1955) ... (lyrics: "Time on My Hands" - uncredited)
 1955 Three for the Show (lyrics: "Down Boy") / (music: "Down Boy")
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (lyrics: "If This Be Slav'ry", "The Life Of An Elephant", "Never Trust A Woman", "I Had A Dream", "This Is What I Love", "Don't Let This Night Get Away", "Hannibal's Victory March")
 1953 Vicki (lyrics: "How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?" - uncredited)
 1953 So This Is Love (lyrics: "Time on My Hands" - uncredited)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (lyrics: "When Love Goes Wrong" (1953), "Anyone Here for Love?" (1953))
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lucy Is Enceinte (1952) ... (lyrics: "We're Having a Baby" - uncredited)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway (lyrics: "You Send Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Eighty Miles Outside of Atlanta" - uncredited)
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock (lyrics: "How Blue the Night" - uncredited)
 1952 Magical Maestro (Short) (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours" - uncredited)
 1952 Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "You're a Sweetheart")
 1952 The Las Vegas Story (writer: "My Resistance Is Low")
 1951 The Racket (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening")
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson (lyrics: "You're a Sweetheart")
 1951 His Kind of Woman (lyrics: "You'll Know")
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1950 Double Deal (writer: "Candlelight and Wine" - uncredited)
 1950 Peggy (lyrics: "You're a Sweetheart" - uncredited)
 1950 Armored Car Robbery (: (uncredited0 - (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening", uncredited)
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining (lyrics: "Time on My Hands" - uncredited)
 1948 Race Street (lyrics: "I Saw You First" - uncredited)
 1948 A Date with Judy (writer: "Its a Most Unusual Day", "Its a Most Unusual Day" (Reprise #1), "Its a Most Unusual Day" (Reprise #2 - Finale))
 1948 If You Knew Susie (lyrics: "What Do I Want with Money" (1948), "My, How the Time Goes By" (1948))
 1947 That's My Gal (lyrics: "720 in the Books")
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947 (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have That Dream Right Now", "Is Anybody Here From Texas", "It Could Happen To Me", "The Cats are Going to the Dogs", "Couldn't Be More in Love", "The Customer Is Always Wrong")
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (lyrics: "Hushabye Island" (1947), "I Miss That Feeling" (1947), "Life Can Be Beautiful" (1947), "When Love is Young" (1937) (uncredited))
 1947 Beat the Band (lyrics: "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night")
 1947 Calendar Girl (lyrics: "Calendar Girl", "New York is a Nice Place to Visit", "Let's Have Some Pretzels and Beer", "A Lovely Night To Go Dancing", "Have I Told You Lately? (I'm Telling You Now)", "At the Fireman's Ball" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Bluebird is Singing to Me" - uncredited)
 1946 Criminal Court (lyrics: "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening", "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" - uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (lyrics: "In the Middle of Nowhere" - uncredited)
 1946 Do You Love Me (lyrics: "I DIDN'T MEAN A WORD I SAID", "THE FLOWER SONG" - uncredited)
 1946 Ding Dong Williams (lyrics: "I Saw You First" (1943), "Candlelight and Wine" (1943) - uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face (lyrics: "Somebody's Walking in My Dream", "Red Hot and Beautiful", "Here Comes Heaven Again", "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)", "Chico Chico" - uncredited)
 1945 All Star Musical Revue (Short) (lyrics: "The Flower Song")
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short) (writer: "We've Got Another Bond to Buy")
 1945 Behind City Lights (lyrics: "A Change of Heart")
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade (lyrics: "Don't Believe Everything You Dream", "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night")
 1945 Nob Hill (lyrics: "I Don't Care Who Knows It", "I Walked Right in With My Eyes Wide Open", "Touring San Francisco" - uncredited)
 1945 The Bullfighters (lyrics: "Bim, Bam, Bum" (1935) - uncredited)
 1945 The All-Star Bond Rally (Short) (lyrics: "Bond Rally Song" - uncredited)
 1945 Bring on the Girls (lyrics: "You Moved Right In", "Bring On the Girls", "If It Could Happen", "How'd You Like to Take My Picture?", "Uncle Sammy Hit Miami", "True to the Navy", "I'm Gonna Hate Myself in the Morning")
 1944 Hi, Beautiful (lyrics: "I Love to Whistle" - uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (lyrics: "We're Having a Baby" (1941))
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (lyrics: "Kiss Me in the Moonlight")
 1944 Something for the Boys (lyrics: "WOULDN'T IT BE NICE?", "I WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT", "EIGHTY MILES OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA", "IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE", "CLIMBIN' UP DEM GOLDEN STAIRS", "SAMBA-BOOGIE") / (writer: "SOUTHLAND")
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling (lyrics: "How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You" - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (lyrics: "I'll Take the High Note" (1943) (uncredited), "Bim, Bam, Bum" (1935)) / (music: "Bim, Bam, Bum" (1935))
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (lyrics: "Thrill of a New Romance" (1939) - uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (lyrics: "How Blue the Night", "You Send Me", "How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?", "Crazy Me" - uncredited)
 1944 Casanova in Burlesque (lyrics: "Who Took Me Home Last Night?")
 1943 Higher and Higher (lyrics: "It's a Most Important Affair" (1943), "Today I'm a Debutante" (1943), "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" (1943), "The Music Stopped" (1943), "I Saw You First" (1943), "Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (1943), "You're On Your Own" (1943), "Minuet in Boogie" (1943))
 1943 Around the World (lyrics: "Don't Believe Everything You Dream", "They Just Chopped Down the Old Apple Tree", "The Moke from Shamokin'", "Candlelight and Wine", "He's Got a Secret Weapon", "Roodle-ee-doo", "Great News in the Makin'" - uncredited)
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid (writer: "Ride On")
 1943 Thousands Cheer (lyrics: "Daybreak")
 1943 Follow the Band (writer: "Hilo Hattie" - uncredited)
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943 (lyrics: "Tahm-Boom-Bah", "That's How to Write a Song", "Harlem Sandman", "Change of Heart" - uncredited)
 1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (writer: "Riding Home")
 1942 Strictly in the Groove (writer: "Ridin' On", "Pretty Girl Milking")
 1942 Mississippi Gambler (lyrics: "There Goes My Romance", "Got Love")
 1941 Road Agent (writer: "Ridin' Home")
 1941 Burma Convoy (lyrics: "I'm In My Glory")
 1941 Hold That Ghost (lyrics: "Aurora" - uncredited)
 1941 Dance Hall (lyrics: "There's Something in the Air")
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (lyrics: "You Never Looked So Beautiful" (1936), "You Gotta Pull Strings" (1936) - uncredited)
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (lyrics: "Woodpecker Song" (1940) - uncredited)
 1938 That Certain Age (lyrics: "My Own", "That Certain Age", "Be a Good Scout", "You're as Pretty as a Picture")
 1938 The Road to Reno (lyrics: "Ridin' Home", "I Gave My Heart Away", "Tonight Is the Night")
 1938 The Devil's Party (lyrics: "Things Are Coming My Way")
 1938 Reckless Living (lyrics: "When the Stars Go to Sleep")
 1938 Mad About Music (lyrics: "A Serenade to the Stars", "Chapel Bells", "I Love to Whistle", "I Love to Whistle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "A Serenade to the Stars (Reprise)" (uncredited))
 1937 You're a Sweetheart (lyrics: "You're a Sweetheart", "Broadway Jamboree", "My Fine Feathered Friend", "Oh, Oh, Oklahoma", "Who Killed Maggie?")
 1937 Hitting a New High (lyrics: "I Hit a New High" (1937), "This Never Happened Before" (1937), "Let's Give Love Another Chance" (1937))
 1937 Merry Go Round of 1938 (lyrics: "I'm In My Glory", "More Power to You", "You're My Dish", "Six of One and a Half-Dozen of the Other", "The Grand Street Comedy Four", "A Masher Is a Bad, Bad Boy")
 1937 Behind the Mike (lyrics: "Once You're In Love")
 1937 When Love Is Young (lyrics: "Did Anyone Ever Tell You?", "When Love Is Young")
 1937 Top of the Town (lyrics: "Where Are You?", "Blame It on the Rhumba", "Jamboree", "Top of the Town", "I Feel That Foolish Feeling Coming On", "There Are No Two Ways About It", "Fireman, Fireman Save My Child", "Post Office (I've Got To Be Kissed)")
 1937 Breezing Home (lyrics: "You're in My Heart Again", "I'm Hitting the Hot Spots")
 1936 Banjo on My Knee (lyrics: "Where the Lazy River Goes By" (1936), "There's Something in the Air" (1936), "With a Banjo on My Knee" (1936))
 1936 Libeled Lady (lyrics: "You" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Piccadilly Jim (lyrics: "Night of Nights")
 1936 His Brother's Wife (lyrics: "Can't We Fall in Love" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Suzy (lyrics: "Did I Remember (To Tell You I Adore You)?" (1936))
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (lyrics: "You Gotta Pull Strings" (1936), "She's a Follies Girl" (1936), "You" (1936), "You Never Looked So Beautiful" (1936), "Queen of the Jungle" (1936), "It's Been So Long" (1935) - uncredited)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann (lyrics: "There's a Home in the Mountains" (1936), "There's No Two Ways About It" (1936) - uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman (lyrics: "It's Only Human")
 1935 Here Comes the Band (lyrics: "Tender Is the Night" (1935), "The Army Band" (uncredited))
 1935 Escapade (lyrics: "You're All I Need")
 1935 Reckless (lyrics: "Trocadero" (1934) (uncredited), "Ev'rything's Been Done Before" (1935), "Hear What My Heart Is Saying" (1935))
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (lyrics: "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (1935))
 1935 Shadow of Doubt (lyrics: "Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt")
 1935 Okay Toots! (Short) (lyrics: "I've Found My Place in the Sun" - uncredited)
 1934 The Band Plays On (lyrics: "Roll Up the Score" - uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions (lyrics: "I Want to Be a Minstrel Man" (1934), "Your Head on My Shoulder" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (lyrics: "Swing It Sister" (1932), "Oh, Me! Oh, My! Oh, You!" (1933) - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm Putty in Your Hands" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Bottoms Up (lyrics: "Little Did I Dream", "Turn on the Moon", "I'm Throwing My Love Away")
 1934 Coming-Out Party (lyrics: "I Think You're Wonderful")
 1934 This Side of Heaven (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Palooka (lyrics: "Like Me a Little Bit Less (Love Me a Little Bit More)" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Tony's Wife" - uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (lyrics: "Everything I Have Is Yours" (1933), "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" (1933), "Let's Go Bavarian" (1933))
 1932 Time on My Hands (Short) (lyrics: "TIME ON MY HANDS")
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