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Al Bryan (1871–1958)

Songwriter ("Peg O' My Heart", "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine"< "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier") and author, educated in parochial schools. He joined the staff of several New York publishing firms, and wrote the Broadway stage scores for "The Shubert Gaieties of 1919", "The Midnight Rounders" (1920, 1921), "The Century Revue", and "A... See full bio »

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 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (2011) ... (lyrics: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine")
 2011 Hop (writer: "Peg O' My Heart" - as Alfred Bryan)
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paris Green (2010) ... (writer: "Wild Romantic Blues " - uncredited)
 1997 Titanic (as Alfred Bryan, "Come, Josephine, In My Flying Machine")
 1997 Still Breathing (writer: "Blue River" - as Alfred Bryan)
 1988 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album (1988) ... (writer: "Peg O' My Heart")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Skin (1986) ... (writer: "Peg o' My Heart")
 1983 High Road to China ("I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier", uncredited)
 1981 Reds (writer: "Dill Pickles")
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine")
 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Goes to War (1980) ... (lyrics: " I Didn't Bring My Boy Up To Be a Soldier" - uncredited)
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Silver Wings (1979) ... (lyrics: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine (Up She Goes!)" (1910))
 1952 What Price Glory (lyrics: "Oui, Oui, Marie" - uncredited)
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (lyrics: "Winter" - uncredited)
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll (lyrics: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine", "I Want You to Want Me", "Peg o' My Heart")
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (lyrics: "Oui, Oui, Marie")
 1948 Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra in Redskin Rhumba (Short) (lyrics: "Peg o' My Heart")
 1947 Let's Sing an Old Time Song (Short) (lyrics: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (lyrics: "Cleopatra" - uncredited)
 1945 Coney Island Honeymoon (Short) (lyrics: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street (lyrics: "Peg O' My Heart") / (music: "Peg O' My Heart")
 1943 Childhood Days (Short) (lyrics: "Childhood" - as Alfred Bryan)
 1943 The More the Merrier (lyrics: "Don't Try To Steal The Sweetheart Of A Soldier" (1917) - uncredited)
 1943 Hi, Buddy (lyrics: "Oui, Oui, Marie")
 1941 The Brave Little Bat (Short) (lyrics: "In a Little Dutch Kindergarten (Down by the Zuider Zee)" - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Thumb in Trouble (Short) (lyrics: "In a Little Dutch Kindergarten (Down by the Zuider Zee)" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (lyrics: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1938 A Modern Dixie (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Ole South" - as Alfred Bryan)
 1935 Dressed to Thrill (lyrics: " (Quand) Madelon")
 1935 Here Comes the Band (writer: "Wear a Hat with a Silver Lining" (1928) - uncredited)
 1935 Stormy Weather (writer: "My Song of the Nile" - uncredited)
 1935 Buddy's Pony Express (Short) (lyrics: "Oklahoma Joe" - uncredited)
 1934 The Miller's Daughter (Short) (lyrics: "The Miller's Daughter (and the Shepherd on the Hill)" - uncredited)
 1934/II Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Short) (lyrics: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited)
 1934 The Mysterious Kiss (Short) (lyrics: "In a Town in Old New England" - uncredited)
 1934 The Stolen Melody (Short) (lyrics: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong (writer: "Dill Pickles" - uncredited)
 1933 Ace of Aces (lyrics: "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" (1915) - uncredited)
 1933 Cavalcade ("Madelon" (1914), uncredited)
 1932 Congorilla (Documentary) (lyrics: "Congorilla" - as Alfred Bryan)
 1932 Pagan Moon (Short) (lyrics: "Pagan Moon" - uncredited)
 1931 A Holy Terror (lyrics: "LONESOME LOVER")
 1931 Smart Money (writer: "When You Were the Blossom of Buttercup Lane" - uncredited)
 1931 Night Club Revels (Short) (lyrics: "When You Were the Blossom of Buttercup Lane (and I Was Your Little Boy Blue)" - uncredited)
 1931 Thrills of Yesterday (Short) (lyrics: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" - as Alfred Bryan, uncredited)
 1930 Minstrel Days (Short) (lyrics: "Minstrel Days" - uncredited)
 1930 Shakespeare Was Right (Short) (writer: "If I Can't Have You")
 1930 Bright Lights (lyrics: "I'm Crazy for Cannibal Love" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Heart Breaker (Short) (lyrics: "When I Marry You" - as Alfred Bryan)
 1930 Dancing Sweeties (lyrics: "I Love You, I Hate You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Bride of the Regiment (lyrics: "Broken-Hearted Lover", "Cook's Song", "Dream Away", "Heart of Heaven", "I'd Like To Be a Happy Bride", "One Kiss, Sweetheart, Then Goodbye", "Through the Miracle of Love", "One Life, One Love", "You Still Retain Your Girlish Figure")
 1930 Mammy (lyrics: "Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?" - uncredited)
 1930 Isle of Escape (lyrics: "My Kalua Rose")
 1930 No, No, Nanette (lyrics: "King of the Air", "Dancing to Heaven", "No, No, Nanette" - uncredited)
 1930 Bubbles (Short) (lyrics: "Miss Wonderful" (1929) - uncredited)
 1930/II Metro Movietone Revue (Short) (lyrics: "My Window of Dreams" - uncredited)
 1929 Wedding Rings (lyrics: "Love Will Last Forever If It's True")
 1929 The Show of Shows (lyrics: "Just an Hour of Love" (1929), "Li-Po-Li" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Dance of the Paper Dolls (Short) (writer: "You Can't Believe My Naughty Eyes")
 1929 Footlights and Fools ("If I Can't Have You (If You Can't Have Me)", "You Can't Believe My Eyes", "Ophelia Will Fool You", "Pilly Pom Pom Plee")
 1929 Paris (lyrics: "My Lover", "Crystal Girl", "Miss Wonderful", "I Wonder What Is Really on His Mind", "I'm a Little Negative", "Somebody Mighty Like You" - uncredited)
 1929 The Girl from Woolworth's (lyrics: "Crying for Love", "Someone", "Oh! Oh! Oh! What I Know About Love", "You Baby Me, I'll Baby You" - uncredited)
 1929 Her Private Life (writer: "Love Is Like A Rose")
 1929 Hard to Get (writer: "Things We Want Most Are Hard To Get")
 1929 Drag (lyrics: "My Song of the Nile", "I'm Too Young to Be Careful" - uncredited)
 1929 Broadway Babies (lyrics: "Jig, Jig, Jigaloo" (1929), "Broadway Baby Dolls" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Careers (writer: "I Love You, I Hate You")
 1929 A Man's Man (writer: "My Heart Is Bluer Than Your Eyes, Cherie")
 1929 Two Weeks Off (lyrics: "Love Thrills") / (music: "Love Thrills")
 1929 My Lady's Past (lyrics: "A Kiss To Remember")
 1929 The Wolf Song (lyrics: "Yo Te Amo Means I Love You")
 1928 Varsity (lyrics: "My Varsity Girl I'll Cling To You")
 1928 Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich (Short) (lyrics: "Rainbow" - uncredited)

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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