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Marc Blitzstein (1905–1964)

Songwriter ("Mack the Knife"), composer, pianist, publisher and author, educated at the University of Pennsylvania, the Curtis Institute, and the Acad. der Kuenste in Berlin. He studied with Alexander Siloti, Rosario Scalero, Nadia Boulanger, and Arnold Schoenberg. He was awarded two grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, and one each from the Ford... See full bio »

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What Women Want
What Women Want Soundtrack
(2000)
Quiz Show
Quiz Show Soundtrack
(1994)
Swiri
Swiri Soundtrack
(1999)
Bait
Bait Soundtrack
(2012)

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 2017 Krueger: Tales from Elm Street (Short) (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2015 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three Monkeys (2015) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 9 (2014) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 2014 Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2014 Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street (Short) (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sons of Nevada (2013) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2012/III Bait (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2011 Pan Am (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Two of 8 Voted Off (2011) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 2011 Jussi i våra hjärtan (Documentary) (lyrics: "Die Seeräuber-Jenny (Pirate Jenny)")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2010 Dexter (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Teenage Wasteland (2010) ... (lyrics: "Moritat" ("Mack the Knife") from "Die Dreigroschenoper" ("The Three Penny Opera") - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.3 (2009) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 2009 Tales of the Black Freighter (Video short) (writer: "Pirate Jenny")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2007 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Performance (2007) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Grand Finale (2006) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
- Las Vegas Special (2006) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Ballad of the Pimp")
 2006 Volando voy (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 2004 Beyond the Sea (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" (1954))
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2004 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Páté finále: Swing (2004) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2004 Une vie à t'attendre (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 7 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2003 Chocolate com Pimenta (TV Series) (writer: "Mack the Knife (Moritat)")
 2003 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trifecta! (2003) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 6 - Big Band (2003) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2003 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #6 - Big Band (2003) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" (originally "Moritat vom Mackie Messer")) / (writer: "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" (originally "Moritat vom Mackie Messer"))
 2002 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 6: Big Band (2002) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2001 One Night with Robbie Williams (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 2001 The Accountant (Short) (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 2000 What Women Want (writer: "Mack The Knife")
 2000 Lucky Numbers (writer: "Mack The Knife")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Summer of '47 (2000) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1995-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Champion of Champions Live Grand Final (1999) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
- Live Grand Final 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
- Episode #6.9 (1995) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 1999 Cradle Will Rock (writer: "Let's Do Something", "The Cradle Will Rock", "Honolulu", "Moll's Song", "Oh What a Filthy Night Court", "Croon Spoon", "Art for Art's Sake", "Nickel under the foot")
 1999 Swing ("Mack the Knife")
 1999 Seven Days (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Vegas Heist (1999) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1999 Swiri (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1999 At First Sight (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sandra Bullock (1996) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1994 Quiz Show (writer: "MACK THE KNIFE")
 1993 Querida Concha (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 May 1993 (1993) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Shot in the Dark (1993) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" (1954) - uncredited)
 1990 Alice (writer: "Mack the Knife" (1928))
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sitting (1990) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 1990 Derrick (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Der Einzelgänger (1990) ... (lyrics: "The ballad of Mack the knife")
 1989 Ute Lemper: A Concert from the 1989 Bath International Festival (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1989 Mack the Knife (lyrics: "The Ballad of Mack the Knife", "Peachum's Morning Chorale (Morning Anthem)", "I Prefer Duet", "Wedding Song", "The Cannon Song", "Love Song", "Perpendicular Song (Barbara Song)", "Ballad of Sexual Dependency", "Uncertainity of Human Condition", "Polly's Song", "Pirate Jenny")
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America (1989) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1988 Johnny Be Good (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1987 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stradi-Various (1987) ... (writer: "Mack The Knife")
 1985 Porky's Revenge (lyrics: "Mack The Knife" (Instrumental))
 1980 Happy Days (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Potsie Is Born (1980) ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife" - uncredited)
 1978-1979 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lesley Ann Warren (1979) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 1976 Martine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 ... (lyrics: "Mack The Knife")
 1973 The Bobby Darin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 1967 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bobby Darin in London (1967) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
 1967 Music City USA (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.9 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1965 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 October 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "Mack the Knife")
  Camera Three (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1964) (music - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Cradle Will Rock (1964) ... (lyrics: "The Cradle Will Rock" (selections)) / (music: "The Cradle Will Rock" (selections))
 1963 Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 April 1963 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Mack the Knife")
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Special) (lyrics: "Mack the Knife" - uncredited)
 1942/I Night Shift (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Turn the Night Into Day") / (music: "Turn the Night Into Day")
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Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Danton's Death. Drama (revival). Music by Marc Blitzstein. Written by Geoffrey Dunlop. Based on the German of Georg Buchner. Scenic Design by Jan Tichacek. Directed by Orson Welles. (1938). Mercury Theatre: 2 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: William Alland (as "Servant to Danton"), Ellen Andrews ... See more »

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The first performance of his play "No For An Answer" featured a then-unknown actress and singer named Carol Channing, who would later go onto fame as a stage and screen star. See more »

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