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Harry Carroll (I) (1892–1962)

Songwriter ("I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "By the Beautiful Sea"), pianist and composer, he was a pianist in film theatres and in cafes and vaudeville, and later an arranger for music publishers. He was a contract writer for Winter Garden productions, and wrote the Broadway stage scores for "The Passing Show of 1914", "Dancing Around", "Maid in ... See full bio »

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Awakenings Soundtrack
Magic in the Moonlight
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion Soundtrack
Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears Soundtrack


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 2015 Myrna (TV Movie) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 2013 Doctors (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Curtain Call (2013) ... (music: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" - uncredited)
 2011 Victims of an Earthquake in Some Country or Other (Short) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Part Five (2011) ... (writer: "I'm always chasing rainbows")
- Part Three (2011) ... (writer: "I'm always chasing rainbows")
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paris Green (2010) ... (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 2008 Morris Engel: The Independent (Video documentary short) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Coney Island Lion/Legacy of a Doll/Ballet Shoes (2005) ... (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 2004 See You in My Dreams (TV Movie) (writer: "The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine")
 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Video documentary short) (writer: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002) ... (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Mini-Series) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 2000 The Thorn and the Rose (TV Series) (writer: "On The Mississippi")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 1994 Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World (Video short) (music: "By The Beautiful Sea")
 1990 Awakenings (writer: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (Video short) (lyrics: "By the Beautiful Sea") / (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1988 It Came from Somewhere Else (music: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1987 3-2-1 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.3 (1987) ... (music: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1981 Remember When... (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Birds and the Bees ... (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1978 The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Yearning (1978) ... (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1976 (1976) ... (music: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1976 Nickelodeon (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914) - uncredited)
 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914) - uncredited)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ethel Merman (1958) ... (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1956 90 Day Wondering (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (music: "On the Mississippi" - uncredited)
 1948 Sing or Swim (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1945 Detour (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "On the Mississippi" (uncredited))
 1944 Heavenly Days (music: "I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS")
 1944 The Merry Monahans (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1944 Atlantic City (writer: "BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA")
 1943 Nobody's Darling (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 1943 Variety Jubilee (writer: "On the Mississippi" - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914) - uncredited)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (1918) - uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (1918) - uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914))
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1938 A Day at the Beach (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1937 Way Out West (music: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1913) - uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914) - uncredited)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (music: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1935 Two Hearts in Wax Time (Short) (music: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows")
 1934 Betty Boop's Life Guard (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1933 Convention City (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1933 Dance, Girl, Dance (music: "I'm the Little Peanut Vendor's Little Missus")
 1932 The Movie Album #2 (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1931 Suicide Fleet (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914), "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (1918) - uncredited)
 1931 Minding the Baby (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1931 By the Beautiful Sea (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1930 The Poor Fish (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea" - uncredited)
 1929 At the Seashore (Short) (music: "By the Beautiful Sea")
 1928 My Man (music: "I Was a Floradora Baby" - uncredited)
 1927 Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Short) (music: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine")

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic. Musical revue. Book by Ballard MacDonald. Music by Harry Carroll. Musical Director: Max Hoffmann. Additional music by Max Hoffmann, Irving Berlin, Harry Akst and Dave Stamper. Music orchestrated by Alfred Dalby. Scenic Design by Joseph Urban. Conceived by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. General Manager: Victor ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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