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Lew Brown (I) (1893–1958)

Songwriter ("Beer Barrel Polka", "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill is Gone"), composer, author, publisher and producer, he came to the USA in 1898 and was educated at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. In 1925, he joined Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson as a songwriting team and music publishers. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "George White's ... See full bio »

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 2013 Adore (writer: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2012 Parental Guidance (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Seeds (2012) ... (writer: "Lucky Day")
 2011-2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Milkmaid's Lot (2012) ... (writer: "Is There Still Room For Me 'neath The Old Apple Tree" - uncredited)
- 21 (2011) ... (writer: "Is There Still Room for Me 'Neath the Old Apple Tree?")
 2012 The Master (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")
 2012 Lore (writer: "Don't Bring Lulu" - as Brown)
 2012 Killing Them Softly (writer: "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries")
 2009-2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Home to Roost (2011) ... (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)")
- Trekkers (2009) ... (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)")
 2011 Water for Elephants (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Don't Tell Him What Happened To Me")
 2011 The Rite (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2010 Devil (writer: "DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.101 (2010) ... (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie) (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "The Thrill is Gone")
 2009 My Sister's Keeper (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Sonny Boy", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Come to Me", "If You Haven't Got Love", "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 2007 Ballet Shoes (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 2007 The Water Horse (writer: "If I Had a Talking Picture of You")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1989)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Chicago Rhythm")
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (lyrics: "Shine")
 2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 2006 Click (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2006 Future by Design (Documentary) (writer: "Live Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Members Only (2006) ... (writer: "Comes Love" - uncredited)
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2005 The Clan (lyrics: "The Birth of the Blues")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" - uncredited)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (writer: "Black Bottom", "The Varsity Drag" - as Brown)
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues")
 2003 Northfork (writer: "It All Depends on You" (1926))
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free") / (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2002 Uncle Frank (Documentary) (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 2001 Invincible (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" (1928))
  Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries") / (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2001 Enigma (lyrics: "Black Bottom" (1926))
 2000 Chain of Fools (writer: "Down to This")
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 2000 Loser (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 1999 The Story of Us (writer: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree")
 1999 Jakob the Liar (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)")
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (writer: "I Used to Love You (But It's All Over Now)")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (lyrics: "Shine" (1910))
 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 (writer: "Comes Love")
 1999 Buena Vista Social Club (Documentary) (writer: "Black Bottom")
 1999 In Dreams (writer: "DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE")
 1999 Skinnamarink TV (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Rhyme (1999) ... (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag")
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "Dummy Song")
 1998 Home Fries (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1998 Celebrity (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" (1937))
 1997 Lolita (writer: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")
 1997 That Old Feeling (writer: "That Old Feeling")
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (lyrics: "Shine")
 1996 In Love and War ("Beer Barrel Polka")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All?" (1929))
 1996 Jack (lyrics: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1995 Roommates (writer: "BEER BARREL POLKA (ROLL OUT THE BARREL)")
 1994 Radioland Murders (writer: "That Old Feeling")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Sunny Side Up")
 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 1993 Twenty Bucks (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 1992 Husbands and Wives (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" (1937))
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (writer: "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (lyrics: "Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1990 Missing Persons (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1990 Designing Women (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Keep the Homes Fires Burning (1990) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree")
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder (writer: "SONNY BOY" - as L. Brown)
 1990 Come See the Paradise (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Otis Regrets (1990) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "One Sweet Letter from You")
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 8 (1989) ... (writer: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)" - uncredited)
 1988 Biloxi Blues (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1987 Radio Days (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" (1937))
  Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1985) (music - 1 episode, 1985)
- And Baby Makes Breakfast (1985) ... (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up") / (music: "Sunny Side Up")
 1985 Waiting for the Hearse (writer: "Barrilito de Cerveza" ("Skoda lásky"))
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat" - as Brown)
 1983 Zelig (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up" (1929)) / (music: "Sunny Side Up" (1929))
 1983 The Survivors ("LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES")
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Winds Rise (1983) ... (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)" - uncredited)
 1982 It Came from Hollywood (Documentary) (lyrics: "Turn on the Heat" - uncredited)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (lyrics: "I Want to Be Bad" (1929), "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (1931))
 1981 George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special (TV Special) (writer: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
  The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Triumph (1980) ... (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)")
- The Spirit (1979) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942)) / (music: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942))
- The Conscience (1979) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree") / (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)")
 1980 Falling in Love Again (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree") / (music: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1980 Death and Transfiguration (Short) (writer: "It All Depends on You")
 1979 Yanks (writer: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1979 Something Short of Paradise (writer: "You Try Somebody Else")
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Lucky Day")
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mail Call Three (1978) ... (lyrics: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1974-1978 All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Love Comes to the Butcher (1978) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
- The Longest Kiss (1974) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandpa's Visit (1978) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Lou Rawls (1977) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy")
- Steve Martin (1977) ... (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag")
- George Burns (1977) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1977 The George Burns One-Man Show (TV Special) (writer: "Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl, (And Leave the Rest to Me)")
 1976 Mikey and Nicky (as L. Brown, "Beer Barrel Polka")
 1976 The Ritz (lyrics: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1976 Rhoda (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Marty Morgan Story (1976) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)" - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (lyrics: "We're Out of the Red" (1934))
 1974 The Front Page ("Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lou and That Woman (1974) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag" (1927) - uncredited)
 1973 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Great British Dancing Finals (1973) ... (writer: "Don't Bring Lulu")
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1973 Paper Moon (lyrics: "Sunnyside Up" (1929) - uncredited)
 1973 An Evening with Marlene Dietrich (Documentary) (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 1972 The Ruling Class (writer: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 September 1971 (1971) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
  The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes, 1966 - 1970) (writer - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1970)
- Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 26 February 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "That Old Feeling", "Baby, Take A Bow")
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 October 1967 (1967) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Together" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 9 March 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "Then I'll Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1970 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 1970 (1970) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Boots, Boots, Boots (1970) ... (music: "If I Had A Talking Picture Of You" - uncredited)
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Give Me the Moonlight", "It All Depends On You")
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (lyrics: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927) - uncredited)
 1965-1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Veteran's Day Show (1969) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else but Me" - uncredited)
 1967 The Cool Ones (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues")
 1967 Stimulantia (writer: "Sunny Side Up" (segment "Upptäckten") - uncredited)
 1966 Murderers' Row (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)")
 1966 Mickie Finn's (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1966) ... (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)")
 1965 In Harm's Way (writer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1964 A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree") / (music: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (music: "If I Had a Picture of You")
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (writer: "If I Had A Talking Picture of You")
 1964 Judy Garland in Concert (Documentary) (lyrics: "Lucky Day")
 1960-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #17.21 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.20 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
- Episode #13.43 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues")
 1963 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 November 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Then I'll Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- School for Traitors (1963) ... (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (writer: "History of Musical Comedy)
 1962 Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody (TV Movie) (lyrics: "If I Had a Talking Picture of You" - uncredited)
 1962 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Portals of Music (1962) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Layoff Charley (1960) ... (lyrics: "Black Bottom" - uncredited)
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Swan Song for a Hero (1960) ... (lyrics: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1960 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.35 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1958-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 May 1960 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Don't Bring Lulu" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 October 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 1957-1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes)
- Rusty's Advice to Linda (1960) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- Nightclub Owners (1960) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- Linda's Tonsils (1958) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- The Orphan Asylum (1957) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Soldiers in Greasepaint (1960) ... (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1960 M Squad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Kid Up There (1960) ... (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)")
 1959 Desert Mice (lyrics: "The Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" - uncredited) / (writer: "Together" - uncredited)
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1958 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 October 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Birth of the Blues", "It All Depends on You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.27 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Lucky Day")
- Episode #1.17 (1957) ... (lyrics: "It All Depends on You")
 1957 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (writer: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1957 Home (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1957 (1957) ... (lyrics: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 1957 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.29 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1957 Spring Reunion (lyrics: "That Old Feeling")
 1956 Wideo Wabbit (Short) (lyrics: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free (lyrics: "Lucky Day", "If I Had a Talking Picture of You", "Here Am I, Broken Hearted", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Good News", "You're the Cream in My Coffee", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Lucky in Love", "Black Bottom", "Birth of the Blues", "Sonny Boy", "Follow Thru", "One More Time", "Thank Your Father", "This Is the Missus", "Together", "It All Depends on You", "You Try Somebody Else (We'll Be Back Together Again)", "Without Love")
 1956 He Laughed Last (writer: "Strike me Pink")
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Shine")
 1955 Sincerely Yours (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (lyrics: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
 1955 Interrupted Melody (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942) - uncredited) / (music: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942) - uncredited)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mertz and Kurtz (1954) ... (lyrics: "Oh By Jingo!")
 1954 A Star Is Born (lyrics: "Black Bottom" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (writer: "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)")
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (lyrics: "The Birth Of The Blues" - uncredited)
 1952 The Jazz Singer (writer: "The Birth of the Blues")
 1952 Skirts Ahoy! (lyrics: "Oh, By Jingo" - uncredited)
 1952 Belles on Their Toes (lyrics: "Don't Bring Lulu")
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (lyrics: "THAT OLD FEELING")
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1952) ... (lyrics: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (lyrics: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1950 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1950) ... (lyrics: "Button Up Your Overcoat" - uncredited)
 1950 South Sea Sinner (writer: "I'M THE LONESOMEST GAL IN TOWN")
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (writer: "Lonesomest Gal in Town")
  The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1949) (performer - 1 episode, 1949) (writer - 1 episode, 1949)
- Episode #1.42 (1949) ... (lyrics: "The Varsity Drag") / (performer: "Medley Of His Hits" - uncredited) / (writer: "Medley Of His Hits" - uncredited)
 1949 School House (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1949) ... (lyrics: "Chili Bean" - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (lyrics: "Don't Bring Lulu", "The Birth of the Blues")
 1948 The Return of Wildfire (lyrics: "The Old Sombrero")
 1948 Bill and Coo (lyrics: "Tweet-Tweet")
 1947 Good News (lyrics: "Good News", "Tait Song", "Be a Ladies' Man", "Lucky in Love", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1946 Okay for Sound (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1946 The Captive Heart (lyrics: "Roll Out the Barrel" ("The Beer Barrel Polka"), "The Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (lyrics: "Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl" - uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (lyrics: "Oh By Jingo! (Oh By Gee, You're the Only Girl For Me)" (1919) - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (writer: " (I'd Climb the Highest Mountain) If I Knew I'd Find You" - uncredited)
 1944 Happy-Go-Nutty (Short) (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1944 Follow the Boys (lyrics: "The Beer Barrel Polka" (1939) - uncredited)
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block (lyrics: "My Song") / (music: "My Song")
 1944 Lifeboat (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942) - uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942))
 1943 Swing Fever (lyrics: "Mississippi Dreamboat", "I Planted a Rose", "One Girl and Two Boys")
 1943 Thousands Cheer (lyrics: "I Dug A Ditch")
 1943 I Dood It (lyrics: "So Long Sarah Jane" (1943))
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (lyrics: "I Love an Esquire Girl" (1943))
 1943 The Yankee Doodle Mouse (Short) (lyrics: "Johnny, Get Your Gun" - uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive (lyrics: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree")
 1943 Forever and a Day (lyrics: "Roll Out The Barrel" aka "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1943 How's About It (writer: "Here Comes the Navy")
 1942 Casablanca (lyrics: "Shine" (1910) - uncredited)
 1942 In Which We Serve (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka (aka Roll Out the Barrel)" - uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy (writer: "Comes Love", "It's Me Again")
 1942 Roxie Hart (lyrics: " (Here Am I) Broken Hearted", "Black Bottom")
 1941 Unholy Partners (lyrics: "It All Depends on You")
 1941 Birth of the Blues (lyrics: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1941 Down Mexico Way (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1941 Minstrel Days (Short) (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1941 The Alley Cat (Short) (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" - uncredited)
 1941 Mail Train (writer: "The Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1941 Her First Beau (lyrics: "This Is Love")
 1941 Penny Serenade (writer: "Just a Memory")
 1941 Meet John Doe (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1941 Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance (lyrics: "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
 1940 Young People (lyrics: "Baby Take a Bow" (1934) - uncredited) / (music: "Baby Take a Bow" (1934) - uncredited)
 1939 Barricade (lyrics: "There'll Be Other Nights" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 These Glamour Girls (writer: "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)" (1934) - uncredited)
 1939 Conspiracy (lyrics: "Take The World Off My Shoulders")
 1938 Hard to Get (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1938 Tarnished Angel (lyrics: "It's the Doctor's Orders" (1938))
 1938 Straight Place and Show (lyrics: "With You on My Mind" (1938), "Why Not String Along With Me" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Co-ed (lyrics: "Heads High" (1938) - uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Vogues of 1938 (lyrics: "That Old Feeling" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (lyrics: "Our Penthouse on Third Avenue" (1937), "It Goes to Your Feet" (1937), "If I Didn't Have You" (1937), "Love Is Never Out of Season" (1937))
 1936 Clyde Lucas and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "She's Way Up Thar" - uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round (lyrics: "Life Begins When You're in Love,") / (writer: "Rolling Along", "This Is Love", "Let's Go", "Suzannah", "There'll Be No South")
 1936 Strike Me Pink (lyrics: "First You Have Me High (Then You Have Me Low)" (1935), "The Lady Dances" (1935), "Calabash Pipe" (1935), "Shake It Off with Rhythm" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 By Request (Short) (lyrics: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1935 Splendor (lyrics: "Shake It Off With Rhythm", "Calabash Pipe" - uncredited)
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (lyrics: "Black Bottom" (1926) - uncredited)
 1934 Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (Short) (writer: "She's Way Up Thar" - uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell (lyrics: "Fooling with the Other Woman's Man", "Harlem Versus the Jungle")
 1934 The Loudspeaker ("Who But You", "Doo Ah Doo Ah Know What I'm Doing")
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer! (lyrics: "Stand Up And Cheer!" (1934), "I'm Laughin'" (1934), "Baby, Take a Bow" (1934), "Broadway's Gone Hill-Billy" (1934), "This Is Our Last Night Together" (1934), "She's 'Way Up Thar" (1934), "We're Out of the Red" (1934) - uncredited) / (music: "Stand Up And Cheer!" (1934), "I'm Laughin'" (1934), "Baby, Take a Bow" (1934), "Broadway's Gone Hill-Billy" (1934), "This Is Our Last Night Together" (1934), "She's 'Way Up Thar" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Carolina (lyrics: "Carolina")
 1933 Crashing the Gate (Short) (lyrics: "St. Louis Blues")
 1933 Grand Slam (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1932 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Short) (lyrics: "Shine")
 1932 You Try Somebody Else (Short) (lyrics: "YOU TRY SOMEBODY ELSE (WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN)")
 1932 Two Seconds (lyrics: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ (lyrics: "Don't Tell Her What Happened to Me" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 The Cisco Kid (writer: "My Tonia")
 1931 One More Time (Short) (lyrics: "One More Time" - uncredited)
 1931 Five Star Final (music: "One More Time" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 A Holy Terror (lyrics: " (I'M A DREAMER) AREN'T WE ALL?", "I AM THE WORDS (YOU ARE THE MUSIC)")
 1931 Indiscreet (lyrics: "If You Haven't Got Love", "Come to Me" - uncredited)
 1931 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (Short) (writer: "I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN")
 1931 Thrills of Yesterday (Short) (lyrics: "Wait Till You Get Them Up in the Air, Boys" - uncredited)
 1930 Follow the Leader (lyrics: "Broadway (The Heart of the World)")
 1930 One Good Turn (Short) ("Don't Tell Her What Happened to Me")
 1930 Just Imagine (lyrics: "(There's Something About) An Old-Fashioned Girl" (1930), "Mothers Ought to Tell Their Daughters" (1930), " (I Am the Words) You Are the Melody" (1930), "The Drinking Song" (1930), "Never Swat a Fly" (1930), "The Romance of Elmer Stremingway" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru (lyrics: "Button Up Your Overcoat", "You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?", "I Want to Be Bad")
 1930 Good News (lyrics: "Good News" (1927), "The Varsity Drag" (1927), "Tait Song" (1927), "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927), "He's a Ladies' Man" (1927), "Students Are We" (1927) - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Pond (lyrics: "Lucky Day")
 1930 Hold Everything ("You're The Cream In My Coffee", "To Know You Is To Love You", "Don't Hold Everything")
 1930 I Came First (Short) (lyrics: "I Used to Love You (but It's All Over Now)" - uncredited)
 1929 Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (Short) (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1929 Sunnyside Up (lyrics: " (I'M A DREAMER) AREN'T WE ALL?", "YOU FIND THE TIME AND I'LL FIND THE PLACE", "YOU'VE GOT ME PICKIN' PETALS OFF O' DAISIES", "SUNNY SIDE UP", "TURN ON THE HEAT", "IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU", "IT'S GREAT TO BE NECKED")
 1929 Song of Love (writer: "Atlas Is Itless" - uncredited)
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (writer: "You're The Cream In My Coffee")
 1929 Say It with Songs (lyrics: "I'm in Seventh Heaven", "Little Pal", "Used to You" - uncredited) / (writer: "Why Can't You" - uncredited)
 1929 Harry Fox and His Six American Beauties (Short) (lyrics: "Belles of Hotels" - uncredited)
 1929 Blackmail ("Sonny Boy" (1928), uncredited) / (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927) - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (lyrics: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1928 In Old Arizona (lyrics: "My Tonia")
 1928 Song Impressions (Short) (lyrics: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1928 The Singing Fool (lyrics: "It All Depends on You", "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1928 Dorothy Whitmore (Short) (lyrics: "For Old Time's Sake", "Mammy Is Gone")
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters (lyrics: " (Here Am I) Broken Hearted" - uncredited)
 1928 The Ham What Am (Short) (lyrics: "Magnolia" - uncredited)
 1928 Down South (Short) (lyrics: "Together" - uncredited)
 1928/II Abe Lyman and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Varsity Drag")
 1928 Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich (Short) (writer: " (I'm Tellin' the Birds - Tellin' the Bees) How I Love You" - uncredited)
 1928 Jesse Stafford and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1927 Broadway's Queen of Jazz (Short) ("Oh Baby, Don't We Get Along ?")
 1927 Aunt Jemima: The Original Fun Flour Maker (Short) (lyrics: "One Sweet Letter from You" - uncredited)
 1927 Modern Song and Syncopation (Short) (writer: "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)" - uncredited)
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Stage Play: Yokel Boy. Musical comedy. Book by Lew Brown. Music by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias and Sam H. Stept. Lyrics by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias and Sam H. Stept. Choreographed by Gene Snyder. Scenic Design by Walter Jagemann. Directed by Lew Brown. Majestic Theatre: 6 Jul 1939- 6 Jan 1940 (208 performances). Cast: Judy Canova (as "Judy"... See more »

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One-third of the songwriting team of Henderson-DeSylva-Brown (with Ray Henderson and Buddy G. DeSylva). See more »

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