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Ernest Ball (I) (1878–1927)

Composer of familiar Irish songs ("When Irish Eyes are Smiling", "Mother Machree", "A Little Bit of Heaven") and pianist, educated at the Cleveland Conservatory. He was a staff composer for a music publishing company from 1907 to 1927, and a vaudeville pianist throughout the USA. He joined ASCAP as a charter member in 1914, and wrote the stage ... See full bio »

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 2011 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Age of Reason (2011) ... (writer: "Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday" - uncredited)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes (2008) ... (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 2006 The Departed (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 2006 Flyboys (writer: "You Can't Beat Us (If It Takes 10 Million More)")
 2003 Swimming Upstream (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 2000 Return to Me (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1995 Another Froggy Evening (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss (TV Movie) (writer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1994 Widows' Peak (music: "Mother Machree")
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (writer: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - as Ernest R. Ball)
 1984 Grace Quigley (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1979 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Leprechaun TV: Opening Night (1979) ... (music: "Mother Machree")
 1979 Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (writer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (TV Special) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1974 The Morning After (TV Movie) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1970 Husbands (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1966 F Troop (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Reach for the Sky, Pardner (1966) ... (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.398 (1964) ... (writer: "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" - uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.6 (1963) ... (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
- State Fair U.S.A. (1959) ... (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Ould Sod (1962) ... (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smilng" - uncredited)
 1962 Mother Was a Rooster (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1961 Strangled Eggs (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1960 Ocean's Eleven (music: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1960 Ice Palace (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1959 The Young Philadelphians (music: "When Irish I eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1957 Ducking the Devil (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1957 Beau James (music: "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?")
 1957 Boyhood Daze (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story (music: "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?" - uncredited)
 1956 Rocket Squad (Short) (writer: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1955 Sincerely Yours (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1954 Little Boy Boo (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (music: "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?", "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1953 The Bob Crosby Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 1953 (1953) ... (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1953 Cats A-Weigh! (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1953 Trouble Along the Way (music: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (music: "I'll Forget You" - uncredited)
 1953 She's Back on Broadway (music: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1952 Orange Blossoms for Violet (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1952 Who's Kitten Who? (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1951 Starlift (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (uncredited))
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1950 Canary Row (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1950 The Glass Menagerie (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1950 His Bitter Half (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1950 The Lion's Busy (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1949 So Much for So Little (Documentary short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1949 The Fight Never Ends (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1949 A Ham in a Role (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be an Actor (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning (music: "WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" - uncredited)
 1949 Down Memory Lane (writer: "A Little Bit of Heaven")
 1949 Awful Orphan (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon (music: "I'll Forget You" - uncredited)
 1948 The Time of Your Life (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose (music: "Mother Machree" (1910), "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912), "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?" (1905), "A Little Bit of Heaven" (1914), "I Love the Name of Mary" (1911) - uncredited)
 1947 The Unsuspected (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1946 Hush My Mouse (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1945 The Bashful Buzzard (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" (1918) - uncredited)
 1945 Nob Hill (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1945 Trap Happy Porky (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1944 The Stupid Cupid (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1944 The Old Grey Hare (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (music: "I'll Forget You", "Dear Little Boy of Mine", "Let the Rest of the World Go By", "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)", "Turn Back the Universe (and Give Me Yesterday)", "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Mother Machree", "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1944 What's Cookin' Doc? (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1943 Doughboys in Ireland (music: "Mother Machree", "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1943 Yankee Doodle Daffy (Short) (music: "In the Garden of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1943 The Human Comedy (music: "All the World Will Be Jealous of Me" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 Vaudeville Days (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight in Havana (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1942 Foney Fables (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1942 Broadway (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1942 Dog Tired (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Blonde (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912))
 1941 Porky's Pooch (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine")
 1941 The Tanks Are Coming (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine")
 1941 Notes to You (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1941 Aviation Vacation (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1941 We, the Animals - Squeak! (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" (1906), "Let the Rest of the World Go By" (1919) - uncredited)
 1940 Of Fox and Hounds (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1940 Always a Bride (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912))
 1940 Holiday Highlights (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven (music: "A Little Bit of Heaven" - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1940 Circus Today (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1940 Tear Gas Squad (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1940 'Til We Meet Again (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" (1906) - uncredited)
 1940 Slap Happy Pappy (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1940 It All Came True (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine")
 1940 The Fighting 69th (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1939 Fresh Fish (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1939 Kid Nightingale (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (music: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1939 A Small Town Idol (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1939 Seeing Spots (Short) (music: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1938 Going Places (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 1938 You're an Education (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1938 Porky's Naughty Nephew (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" (1906) - uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North (music: "Mother Machree" - uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars (music: "Mother Machree" (1910), "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912))
 1938 Love and Curses (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1938 Now That Summer Is Gone (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1936 Trouble in Toyland (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1936 Milk and Money (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky's Moving Day (Short) (music: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco (music: "Love Me and the World Is Mine" (1906) - uncredited)
 1936 I'd Love to Take Orders from You (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1936 Gentle Julia (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine", "Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold" - uncredited)
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1935 It's a Great Life (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1935 The Irish in Us (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1935 Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1935 In Caliente (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 1934 Ireland: 'The Emerald Isle' (Documentary short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1933 The Bowery (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1933 Stage Mother (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (music: "In the Garden of My Heart" (1908) - uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1933 Hold Your Man (music: "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?" (1905) - uncredited)
 1933 Arabian Tights (Short) (music: "I'll Forget You" - uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (music: "Mother Machree" (1910) - uncredited)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")
 1931 I Surrender Dear (Short) (music: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)")
 1931 In the Family (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Dog House (Short) (music: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1930 Going Wild (music: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
 1930/I Metro Movietone Revue (Short) (music: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1929/II Hurdy Gurdy (Short) (writer: "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" - uncredited)
 1929 After the Round-Up (Short) (music: "West of the Great Divide" - uncredited)
 1929 Paul Cunningham and Florence Bennett (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1928 The Movie Man (Short) (music: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1928 Mother Machree (music: "Mother Machree" (1910))
 1928 A Group of Songs (Short) (music: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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