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Harry Barris (1905–1962)

Songwriter ("Highways Are Happy Ways"), composer and author, educated at the Jewish Training School. He wrote special material for Joe E. Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis and Jimmy Durante. Joining ASCAP in 1928, his chief musical collaborators included Lew Pollack, Larry Shay, Jule Styne and Joe Goodwin, and his popular-song composiions also ... See full bio »

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 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Happy Feet")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (music: "I Surrender Dear" - uncredited)
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (1931))
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (writer: "I Surrender, Dear")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)" - uncredited)
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)" (1931))
 1999 Wild Wild West (writer: "Mississippi Mud")
 1999 Man of the Century (writer: "Mississippi Mud")
 1996 The Pallbearer (writer: "I Surrender Dear")
 1995 Voices (writer: "I Surrender, Dear")
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway (writer: "I Surrender, Dear")
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (1982) ... (music: "I Surrender, Dear" (1931) - uncredited)
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Phyllis Diller (1976) ... (music: "Mississippi Mud")
 1974 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The General Flipped at Dawn (1974) ... (writer: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
 1973 The Way We Were (music: "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Songs of the South (1967) ... (music: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (music: "From Monday On" - uncredited)
 1966 Nudnik on the Roof (Short) (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1966 Welcome Nudnik (Short) (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1965 Home Sweet Nudnik (Short) (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1965 Drive On, Nudnik (Short) (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1962 Madison Avenue (lyrics: "The Milk Song") / (music: "The Milk Song")
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges (lyrics: "A Place Called Happiness", "I Said It Then, I Say It Now", "Because I'm in Love") / (music: "A Place Called Happiness", "I Said It Then, I Say It Now", "Because I'm in Love")
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (music: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - uncredited)
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.15 (1959) ... (music: "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)" - uncredited)
 1958 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... (music: "I Surrender Dear")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Erin O'Brien (1957) ... (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild ("Naturally", uncredited) / (lyrics: "Out of Nowhere", "Swingin' on a Star" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Mississippi Mud")
 1953 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Old Friend (1953) ... (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1952 Castle in the Air (writer: "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams")
 1949 Down Memory Lane (music: "I Surrender Dear")
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman (music: "It Must Be True" - uncredited)
 1948 I Surrender Dear (writer: "I Surrender, Dear")
 1945 The Lost Weekend (music: "It Was So Beautiful (and You Were Mine)" (1932) - uncredited) / (performer: "It Was So Beautiful (and You Were Mine)" (1932), "Louise" (1929), "Somebody Stole My Gal" (1918) - uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush (lyrics: "When I'm Walking Arm in Arm with Jim" (1944), "Annabella's Bustle" (1944), "If Mother Could Only See Us Now" (1944), "Rainbow Valley" (1944))
 1944 Hot Rhythm (music: "It Must Be True")
 1943 Top Man (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)")
 1943 Silver Spurs (lyrics: "Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead the Way to Home)" - uncredited)
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet (writer: "I Surrender Dear")
 1939 Mountain Rhythm (lyrics: "Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead the Way to Home)" - uncredited)
 1938 The Shining Hour (lyrics: "The Farmer in the Dell" - uncredited) / (performer: "The Farmer in the Dell", "Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35: Marche Funèbre" (1837) - uncredited)
 1938 Freshman Year (lyrics: "Ain't That Marvelous", "Swing That Cheer") / (music: "Ain't That Marvelous", "Swing That Cheer")
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn (performer: "I've Got a Heartful of Music", "The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)" (1933))
 1937 Swing Wedding (Short) (music: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat (performer: "The Washington Post" (1889) - uncredited)
 1936 The Lady Consents (music: "I Surrender Dear" (1931) - uncredited)
 1935 Every Night at Eight (performer: "I Feel a Song Coming On", "Take It Easy" - uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party (performer: "Feelin' High" (1934) - uncredited)
 1933 Nothing Ever Happens (Short) (music: "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)" - uncredited)
 1932 A Modern Cinderella (Short) (music: "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)")
 1932 The Big Broadcast (music: "It Was So Beautiful")
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (music: "It Was So Beautiful" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 (Short) (music: "It Was So Beautiful" - uncredited) / (performer: "Music Has Charms", "It Was So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1932 Dream House (Short) (music: "It Must Be True")
 1931 One More Chance (Short) (writer: "Wrap your Trouble in Dreams")
 1931/I The Champ (music: "I Surrender Dear" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 The Tip-Off (music: "I Surrender Dear" - uncredited)
 1931 I Surrender Dear (Short) (music: "I SURRENDER DEAR", "AT YOUR COMMAND")
 1931 The Public Enemy (music: "I Surrender Dear" (1931) - uncredited)
 1930 Check and Double Check (performer: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz (music: "Mississippi Mud", "So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together" - uncredited)
 1929 Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats (Short) (music: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
 1928 The Singing Fool (writer: "From Monday On" - uncredited)
 1928 The Larry Ceballos Revue (Short) (writer: "Mississippi Mud" - uncredited)
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Uncle of actor/producer Chuck Barris. See more »

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