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Fred E. Ahlert (1892–1953)

He was educated at Townsend Harris Hall, at City College of New York and at Fordham University Law School. He began arranging for Waterson, Berlin and Snyder, and wrote special material for vaudeville. He did the first arrangements for the new Fred Waring Glee Club. Joining ASCAP in 1920, he served as a director for 20 years, between 1933 and 1953... See full bio »

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 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1929-1941 (2010) ... (music: "It Must Be You" - uncredited)
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Broadway Limited (2010) ... (writer: "The Dumber They Come The Better I Like Them" - uncredited)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mamma Mia (2009) ... (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.120 (2009) ... (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 2008 Sita Sings the Blues (as Fred Ahlert, "Mean to Me")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (writer: "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em" - uncredited)
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2007) ... (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (music: "Mean to Me" - uncredited)
 2005 The Californians (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (writer: " (Do You Intend to Put an End to) A Sweet Beginning Like This")
 2005 D' Anothers (writer: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (writer: "Where the Blue of the Night")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002) ... (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 2002 Uncle Frank (Documentary) (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)")
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... (music: "SAKTA VI GÅ GENOM STAN" - as Fred Ahlert)
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (music: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter")
 2001 Changi (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Curley (2001) ... ("Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day)")
 2001 Made (writer: "Mean to Me")
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie) (writer: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home')
 2000 Masterpiece (writer: "Life Is a Song")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (music: "Ain't Misbehavin'/Mean to Me")
- The Best of Broadway (1985) ... (writer: "Mean To Me")
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" - as Fred E. Alhert)
 1998 Pecker (music: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (1935))
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (music: "I Don't Know Why" - uncredited)
 1995 Mighty Aphrodite (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (1930))
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "The Lock Step" (1930) - uncredited)
 1993 As Time Goes By (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Misunderstandings (1993) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Mean To Me")
 1992 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ordeal by Trousers (1992) ... (music: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter")
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)")
 1991 Stepping Out ("Mean to Me")
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Driving Miss Daisy")
 1989 Harlem Nights (music: "Take My Heart")
 1989 Goldeneye (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Get By" - uncredited)
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Mean to Me")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Ain't Misbehavin'")
 1983 Zelig (music: "I'll Get By" (1928))
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hey, Look Me Over (1982) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 1980 Rough Cut (writer: "Mean to Me" - uncredited)
 1975 Columbo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Forgotten Lady (1975) ... (music: "Walking My Baby Back Home" (1931) - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - as Fred E Ahlert)
 1974 Harry and Tonto (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" - uncredited)
 1974 Certified Mail (writer: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (music: "It Must Be You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)")
 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1968 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 January 1968 (1968) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.8 (1963) ... (music: "I'll Get By")
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Movie) (music: "I'll Get By")
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #13.8 (1960) ... (music: "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.30 (1960) ... (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" - uncredited)
 1960 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.35 (1960) ... (music: "I Don't Know Why" - uncredited)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "Mean to Me")
 1957-1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- The Country Girl (1958) ... (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" - uncredited)
- Terry's Crush (1958) ... (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" - uncredited)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1957) ... (music: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" - uncredited)
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.19 (1958) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jeannie Carson (1958) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1957 The Big Record (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1957) ... (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Star Struck (1957) ... (music: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" - uncredited)
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1956) ... (writer: "Mean to Me")
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (music: "Mean to Me" - uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born (music: "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)" - uncredited)
 1954 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Movie) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931))
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home")
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (music: "I'll Get By")
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "I'll Get By")
 1949 Down Memory Lane (writer: "Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day")
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story (music: "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" - uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me (music: "I'll Get By" - uncredited)
 1948 Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (Short) (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine (music: "In the Middle of May")
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" - uncredited)
 1946 Dixieland Jamboree (Short) (music: "I Don't Know Why")
 1946 Community Sing 7655: No Can Do (Short) (music: "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)")
 1944 Follow the Boys (music: "I'll Get By" (1928) - uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (music: "I'll Get By" (1928))
 1943 They Got Me Covered (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1941 Penny Serenade (music: "The Moon Was Yellow")
 1940 Saloon Bar (writer: "To a Sweet Pretty Thing" - uncredited)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1938 I See Ice (writer: "To a Sweet Pretty Thing" - uncredited)
 1938 Three on a Weekend (writer: "There's Frost On The Moon" - uncredited)
 1938 Rise and Sing (Short) (music: "Sing an Old Fashioned Song" - uncredited)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman (music: "Life Is a Song" (1935))
 1935 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (Short) (writer: "I Don't Know Why" - uncredited)
 1935 The Lady in Black (Short) (music: "Life Is a Song" - uncredited)
 1934 Dr. Monica (music: "Lovely" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 The Big Idea (Short) (writer: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931))
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1934 Gambling Lady (music: "Lovely" - uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (music: "Poor Little G-String" (1930) - uncredited)
 1933 When Ladies Meet (music: "Love, You Funny Thing" (1932) - uncredited)
 1933 Today We Live (music: "Marianne" - uncredited)
 1933 Bye-Gones (Short) (music: "I'll Follow You")
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" - uncredited)
 1932 Wild People (Short) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #4 (Short) (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" - uncredited)
 1932 The Big Broadcast (music: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)")
 1932 Love Is a Racket (music: "Love, You Funny Thing (1932) - uncredited)
 1931 Blonde Crazy (music: "Ain't That the Way It Goes" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 Broadminded (music: "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance (music: "Free and Easy" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 Angel Cake (Short) (music: "Walking My Baby Back Home" - uncredited)
 1930 The March of Time (music: "The Lock Step" - uncredited)
 1930 Going Wild (music: "My Hero Mine" - uncredited)
 1930 The Devil's Cabaret (Short) (music: "Free and Easy" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Estrellados (music: "The Free And Easy" (1930), "It Must Be You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 In Gay Madrid (music: "Smile While We May" (1930), "Into My Heart" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Caught Short (lyrics: "Somebody") / (music: "Somebody")
 1930 Children of Pleasure (music: "The Whole Darned Thing's for You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Free and Easy (music: "The Free And Easy" (1930), "It Must Be You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Song Writers' Revue (Short) (music: "Mean To Me")
 1929 Navy Blues (music: "Navy Blues" (1929))
 1929 Our Modern Maidens (music: "To Be In Love ('Specially With You)" - uncredited)
 1929/I Marianne (1929, 1929, 1929, 1929, (music: "Marianne", "When I See My Sugar", "Oo-La-La-La-La", "The Girl From Noochateau", uncredited)
 1929 Port of Dreams (writer: "Today and Tomorrow")
 1929 High Hat (Short) (music: "The One That I Love Loves Me")
 1929 Irving Aaronson and His Commanders (Short) (music: " (Oh You) Sweet Old Whatcha-May-Call-It" - uncredited)
 1929 Jack White with the Montrealers (Short) (music: "Mean to Me" - uncredited)
 1929 Girl on the Barge (writer: "When You Were In Love With No One But Me")
 1929/II Horace Heidt and His Californians (Short) (music: "I'll Never Ask for More" - uncredited)
 1929/I Musical Moments (Short) (music: "I'll Never Ask for More" - uncredited)
 1923 A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (Short) (writer: "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em" (1923) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

It Happens on Ice (1940). Special. Music by Vernon Duke, Fred E. Ahlert and Peter De Rose. Lyrics by Al Stillman and Mitchell Parish. Musical Director: Erno Rapee. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield. Assistant Choreographer: Robert Linden. Scenic Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Costume Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Lighting ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred A. Ahlert | Fred Ahlert
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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Virgo

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