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Richard Adler (I) (1921–2012)


Richard Adler was born on August 3, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Susan A. Ivory, Sally Ann Howes, Marion Hart Rogier, Mary St. George and Ritchey Banker. He died on June 21, 2012 in Southampton, New York. See full bio »

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 2007-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 4 Perform (2014) ... (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
- Top Six Perform (2010) ... (writer: "Who's Got the Pain?")
- Top 8 (2007) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants")
 2013 Mulatschag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.253 (2013) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody Loves a Lover" - uncredited)
 2012 BBC Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prom 59: John Wilson on Broadway (2012) ... (writer: "Seven and a Half Cents")
 2012 7 Days in Havana (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - as R. Adler)
 2005-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Round Nine (2011) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants")
- Round Five (2009) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
- Round Three (2005) ... (writer: "Dance with Me")
 2011 Musical Chairs ("Dance With Me")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- 2010 Grand Finale (2010) ... (lyrics: "Everybody Loves A Lover" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.10 (2010) ... (writer: "Dance with Me")
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lola Wlodkowski (2009) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 2009 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.153 (2009) ... (writer: "Rags to Riches" - uncredited)
 2009 Different from Whom (lyrics: "Hernando's Hideaway")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic (TV Special) (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 2006 Priceless ("Whatever Lola Wants")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "There Once Was a Man/Hernando's Hideaway")
 2005 Kinky Boots (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" (1955))
 2005 Guess Who (lyrics: "Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)" (1955)) / (music: "Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)" (1955))
 2004 Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas (Short) (writer: "Rags to Riches" - uncredited)
 2003 A Touch of Frost (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Another Life (2003) ... (lyrics: "Hernando's Hideaway" - uncredited)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003) ... ("Hey There")
- The Best of Broadway (1985) ... (writer: "Those Were The Good Old Days")
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (writer: "Hey There")
  Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Shoeless Joe" Ballet", "Steam Heat") / (music: "Shoeless Joe" Ballet", "Steam Heat")
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? (writer: "Whatever Doja Wants (Doja Gets)")
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (writer: "Heart")
 2000 Snatch. (writer: "HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY")
 2000 The Replacements (writer: "Heart")
 1999 Liberty Heights (writer: "Steam Heat")
 1999 The Bachelor (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
 1999 Family Guy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Mind Over Murder (1999) ... (music: "Steam Heat" - uncredited)
 1999 Forces of Nature (writer: "You Gotta Have Heart")
 1998 Beefcake (lyrics: "Everybody Loves a Lover")
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie) (writer: "Hey There")
 1997 Keys to Tulsa (writer: "Hey There")
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! (writer: "Steam Heat")
 1995 Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Hey There") / (music: "Hey There")
 1995 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) ... (music: "Heart")
 1994 Blue Sky (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo.", "You Gotta Have Heart")
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (writer: "M'han dit que no hi ha res com el mambo")
 1992 Columbo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Bird in the Hand... (1992) ... (writer: "Rags To Riches" - uncredited)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "Hey There")
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Hey There" - uncredited)
  Designing Women (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1991) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- Last Tango in Atlanta (1991) ... (lyrics: "Hernando's Hideaway") / (music: "Hernando's Hideaway")
 1991 The Miracle (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway" - uncredited)
 1991 Closet Land (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1991) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 1991 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Days of Wine and Neuroses (1991) ... (writer: "Hey There" - uncredited)
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 1990 In Too Deep (writer: "WHATEVER LOLA WANTS LOLA GETS")
 1988 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gigolo (1988) ... (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway" - uncredited)
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Two Lost Souls")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "You Gotta Have Heart') / (writer: "Steam Heat")
 1986 Tough Guys (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 1983 Webster (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Second Time Around (1983) ... (music: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 1981 Only When I Laugh (lyrics: "HEART") / (music: "HEART")
 1978 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Traveling Christmas (1978) ... (writer: "Steam Heat" - uncredited)
 1977-1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Alice Cooper (1978) ... (writer: "Once a Year Day")
- John Cleese (1977) ... (writer: "Two Lost Souls")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (music: "You Gotta Have Heart")
  Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1976) (music - 1 episode, 1976)
- Murray Can't Lose (1976) ... (lyrics: "Steam Heat" - uncredited) / (music: "Steam Heat" - uncredited)
 1975 The Don Lane Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Rags to Riches")
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sammy's Visit (1972) ... (writer: "Hey There")
 1970 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Heart" - uncredited)
 1966 Mickie Finn's (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1966) ... (writer: "I'll Never Be Jealous Again")
 1965 Poor Little Rich Girl (writer: "Everybody Loves A Lover")
 1961 Junge Leute brauchen Liebe (lyrics: "Junge Leute brauchen Liebe")
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (1959) ... (music: "You Gotta Have Heart" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.4 (1958) ... (writer: "Those Were the Good Old Days" - uncredited)
 1958 Damn Yankees! (music: "Six Months out of Every Year", "Goodbye, Old Girl", "Heart", "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo", "There's Something About An Empty Chair", "Whatever Lola Wants", "A Little Brains, A Little Talent", "Those Were The Good Old Days", "Who's Got the Pain", "Two Lost Souls", "There's Something About An Empty Chair (reprise))
 1957-1958 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.34 (1958) ... (writer: "Hey There")
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (writer: "Hey There" - uncredited)
 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (1958) ... (writer: "Two Lost Souls" - uncredited)
 1957 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (writer: "Those Were the Good Old Days" - uncredited)
 1957 The Pajama Game (writer: "The Pajama Game", "Racing With the Clock", "I'm Not At All In Love", "I'll Never Be Jealous Again", "Hey There", "Once-A-Year-Day!", "Small Talk", "There Once Was a Man", "Racing With the Clock" (reprise), "Hey There" (reprise), "Hernando's Hideaway", "7 1/2 Cents", "A New Town is a Blue Town", "Steam Heat")
 1955-1956 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #6.17 (1956) ... (writer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
- Episode #6.8 (1955) ... (writer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 1955 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little League (1955) ... (writer: "Heart")
 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.33 (1955) ... (writer: "Rags To Riches", "Hernando's Hideaway", "Hey There", "I'm Not At All In Love", "There Once Was A Man", "Steam Heat", "Think Of The Time I Save", "A Little Brains, A Little Talent", "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)", "Heart", "Near To You")
 1953 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 December 1953 (1953) ... (writer: "Rags to Riches" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: "You Gotta Have Heart" (Donald I. Fine, 1990). Co-authored with Lee Davis. See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the song, "Steam Heat"] I went to the bathroom one day and when I got in there, I decided, 'I'm not leaving this room until I've written a song about something in the room. There were certain things you can't write about in a bathroom. Then all of a sudden, the radiator started clanging and hissing. See more »

Trivia:

He is survived by his former wife, Sally Ann Howes; current wife, Susan A. Ivory; three children, Andrew Adler, Katherine Adler, and Charles Shipman; and three grandchildren. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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