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Rube Bloom (1902–1976)

Songwriter ("Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Fools Rush In", "Day In - Day Out", "Give Me the Simple Life"), pianist, author, composer and arranger, educated in public schools, he accompanied vaudeville singers and made recordings of both his piano solos and of his own orchestra. He worked with Bix Beiderbecke, Miff Mole, Frankie Trumbauer and the Dorsey ... See full bio »

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 2013 Baggage Claim (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Day In - Day Out")
 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Documentary) (lyrics: "Don't Worry 'Bout Me") / (music: "Don't Worry 'Bout Me")
 2007 Meet the Robinsons (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life")
 2007 Girl 27 (Documentary) (writer: "Truckin")
 2006 The Good Shepherd (writer: "Fools Rush In")
 2006 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mother Tucker (2006) ... (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 2006 Marie Antoinette (writer: "Fools Rush In")
 2006 Sejer - Svarte sekunder (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Maybe You'll Be There")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "I CAN'T FACE THE MUSIC")
 1999 Breakfast of Champions (writer: "Song of the Bayou")
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (writer: "Out In the Cold Again")
 1998 Buffalo '66 (writer: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)")
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (writer: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)")
 1995 Father of the Bride Part II (music: "Give Me the Simple Life")
 1995 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Would You Like to Swing on a Star (1995) ... (writer: "Fools Rush In" - uncredited)
 1993 Rising Sun (writer: "GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE" - uncredited)
 1992 Ruby (writer: "DAY IN, DAY OUT")
 1991 Bugsy (music: "FOOLS RUSH IN (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD)" (1940))
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life")
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie) (music: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" - uncredited)
 1986 Royal Society Jazz Orchestra (TV Special) (music: "Truckin'")
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (writer: "Out in the Cold Again" - as Ruby Bloom)
 1984 The Cotton Club (music: "Truckin'")
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (1 episode, 1979) (music - 4 episodes, 1973 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Life You Save (1981) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life")
- A Night at Rosie's (1979) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life")
- The Price (1979) ... ("Give Me the Simple Life")
- Fade Out, Fade In (1977) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life")
- House Arrest (1975) ... (writer: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)")
 1981 Hot Bubblegum (music: "Fools Rush In")
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ricky Nelson/Judy Collins (1979) ... (music: "Fools Rush In" - uncredited)
 1978 A Wedding (music: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (1940), "Give Me the Simple Life" (1946) - uncredited)
 1976 Peeper (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1973 The Laughing Policeman (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" (1946) - uncredited)
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Fools Rush In")
 1970 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 March 1970 (1970) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1970 End of the Road (writer: "Don't Worry 'Bout Me")
 1968 Lady in Cement (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1968 The Boston Strangler (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (music: "Day In, Day Out" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 October 1967 (1967) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (music: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)", "Day In - Day Out" - uncredited)
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special) (music: "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" - uncredited)
 1964 Scorpio Rising (Short) (writer: "Fools Rush In" - uncredited)
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nat King Cole, Guest (1964) ... (music: "Day In, Day Out" - uncredited)
 1963 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Rick's Wedding Ring (1963) ... (music: "Fools Rush In" - uncredited)
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... (writer: "Fools Rush In")
 1963 The Stripper (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1961 The Right Approach (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1958-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (music: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.2 (1959) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.11 (1958) ... (music: "Here's to My Lady" - uncredited)
 1960 Let's Make Love (writer: "GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE)
 1960 From the Terrace (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
  Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (music - 1 episode, 1958)
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... (writer: "Don't Worry 'Bout Me")
- The Fuse (1959) ... (writer: "Day In, Day Out")
- The Kill (1958) ... (music: "Day In, Day Out")
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (music: "Day In, Day Out" - uncredited)
 1958 In Love and War (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life")
 1957 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1955 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (Short documentary) (music: "Stay On the Right Side Sister")
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (music: "Stay On the Right Side, Sister" - uncredited)
 1955 This Is Your Music (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Salute to Johnny Mercer (1955) ... (music: "Fools Rush In")
 1953 Vicki (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1953 Dangerous Crossing (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.20 (1953) ... (writer: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1949 Dough for the Do-Do (Short) (music: "Feelin' High and Happy" - uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream (music: "Give Me the Simple Life", "I Wish I Could Tell You", "Into the Sun")
 1946 The Dark Corner (music: "Give Me the Simple Life" - uncredited)
 1942 This Was Paris (writer: "What Goes Up Must Come Down")
 1938 Porky in Wackyland (Short) (music: "Feelin' High and Happy" - uncredited)
 1938 Porky & Daffy (Short) (music: "Feelin' High and Happy" - uncredited)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 (writer: "TRUCKIN' (THEY'RE GOING HOLLYWOOD IN HARLEM)" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937 Woodland Café (Short) (music: "Truckin'")
 1936 Meet the Kernel (Short) (music: "Truckin'" - uncredited)
 1934 Hide-Out (music: "How's About Tomorrow Night" (1934) - uncredited)
 1933 Abe Lyman & Band (Short) (writer: "Song of the Bayou" - uncredited)
 1933 Bombshell (music: "Stay On The Right Side, Sister" - uncredited)
 1933 Penthouse (music: "Stay On the Right Side, Sister": - uncredited)
 1931 Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (Short) (music: "Hittin' the Trail for Hallalujah Land" - uncredited)
 1931 Big Man from the North (Short) (writer: "The Man from the South" - uncredited)
 1931 Sky High (Short) (music: "Puttin' It On for Baby" - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (music: "Jumping Jack" (1928) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939 (1939). Musical revue. Book by Lew Leslie. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Choreographed by Rube Bloom. Hudson Theatre: 11 Feb 1939- 18 Feb 1939 (9 performances). Cast: Gilbert Adkins (as "Baritones and Basses, J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir"), Leona Avery (as "Alto, J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir"), Joyce ... See more »
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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