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Frank Churchill (1901–1942)

Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical collaborators included Ann Ronell and Larry Morey. His... See full bio »

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(age 40) in Castaic, California, USA

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 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (writer: "Heigh-Ho")
 2013 One Direction: This Is Us (Documentary) (writer: "Heigh Ho")
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chikurin (2013) ... (writer: "One Song")
 2012 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Pawnee Commons (2012) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho")
 2012 Kids on the Slope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someday My Prince Will Come (2012) ... (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.118 (2012) ... (music: "I'm Wishing" - uncredited)
 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1929-1941 (2010) ... (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
 2007 Enchanted (writer: "Pink Elephants on Parade")
 2007 Rogue (writer: "Never Smile at a Crocodile")
 2006 Bambi II (lyrics: "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song") / (music: "Love Is a Song", "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song")
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Gala Disney (2002) ... (music: "Mi príncipe vendrá (Some Day My Prince Will Come)", "Ay-Ho/Cavar, cavar (Heigh-Ho)")
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "Never Smile At A Crocodile")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) ... (writer: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
- Danger! Death Ray (1995) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho")
- Last of the Wild Horses (1994) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho")
- The Magic Sword (1992) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work")
- City Limits (1992) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho")
 1996 Walt Disney World Explorer (Video Game) (writer: "Congratulations, Mr. Mickey Mouse")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "Someday My Prince Will Come" (1937) - uncredited)
 1994 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary) (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 1993 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Looking at Properties (1993) ... ("Whistle While You Work")
 1992 The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Video documentary) (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", "Heigh-Ho", "Whistle While You Work', "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Baby of Mine", "Love is a Song", "Little April Showers")
 1991 Princesses (TV Series) (music: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Video) (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf") / (music: "Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum", "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Disneyland Fun (Video) (music: "Whistle While You Work")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (Video short) (lyrics: "Never Smile at a Crocodile") / (music: "Never Smile at a Crocodile")
 1989 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Fun with Music (Video short) (music: "With a Smile and a Song")
 1988 Beaches (lyrics: "Baby Mine") / (music: "Baby Mine")
 1988 Oliver & Company (music: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
 1988 Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (TV Movie) (music: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
 1988 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly (Video short) (lyrics: "When I See an Elephant Fly") / (music: "The Merrily Song", "When I See an Elephant Fly")
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Charming Halloween (1987) ... (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
- The Witch Is of Van Oaks (1987) ... (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sphinx for the Memories (1987) ... (writer: "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)")
 1987 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho (Video short) (music: "Heigh Ho", "The Dwarf's Yodel Song (The Silly Song)")
 1986 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Video short) (music: "Casey Jr.", "Whistle While You Work")
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Son Also Rises (1986) ... (writer: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
- Every Daughter's Father Is a Virgin (1986) ... (writer: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?")
 1985 She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (music: "Heigh Ho" - uncredited)
 1978-1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Tell It to the Marines (1981) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work")
- Good-Bye Radar: Part 1 (1979) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho")
- Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde (1978) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1978 The Cheap Detective (music: "Heigh Ho" - uncredited)
 1978 Business as Usual (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1977 Martine (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Martine X (1977) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho", "Eens komt mijn prins terug", "Een Meisje voor het werk")
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sandy Duncan (1976) ... (writer: "Never Smile at a Crocodile")
 1975 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Le noir te va si bien (1975) ... (music: "Un jour mon prince viendra")
 1973 Dad's Army (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Attachment (1973) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Snow White and the Seven Bradys (1973) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
 1972 The Magic of Walt Disney World (Short) (writer: "Whistle While You Work", "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", "When You Wish upon a Star" - uncredited)
 1969 Peterson Plays Farnon... ...Plays Peterson (TV Movie) (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 1968-1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "Someday My Prince Will Come")
 1967 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (TV Movie) (music: "Whistle While You Work")
 1964-1966 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Disneyland Around the Seasons (1966) ... (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (uncredited), "Heigh Ho" (uncredited), "Never Smile At a Crocodile")
- Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair (1964) ... (writer: "Heigh-Ho", "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1957-1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 June 1961 (1961) ... (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 January 1957 (1957) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work (medley)" - uncredited)
 1958 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1958) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
 1955 Dateline: Disneyland (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Whistle While You Work")
 1953 Peter Pan (music: "Never Smile At a Crocodile")
 1951 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Christmas with Mamie Kelly (1951) ... (music: "Heigh-Ho" - uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (music: "Merrily on Our Way (to Nowhere in Particular)" (1949) - uncredited)
 1948 Mickey (music: "Some Day My Prince Will Come" - uncredited)
 1946 You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart (Short) (music: "Whistle While You Work")
 1946 Community Sing 7659: Aren't You Glad You're You (Short) (music: "Heigh-Ho")
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (1933) - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (music: "Love Is a Song" (1942), "Little April Shower" (1942), "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" (1942), "Looking for Romance (I Bring You a Song)" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 The Male Animal (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (1933) - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (music: "Look Out for Mr. Stork" (1941), "Casey Junior" (1941), "Baby Mine" (1941), "Song of the Roustabouts" (1941) - uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog (music: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (music: "Casey Jr." - uncredited)
 1940 You'll Find Out (music: "Heigh Ho" (1937) - uncredited)
 1940 Billposters (Short) (music: "Whistle While You Work")
 1939 The Frozen Limits (writer: "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
 1939 Fisherman's Wharf (arranger: "Songs of Italy") / (writer: "Blue Italian Waters" (1939) - uncredited)
 1938 Breaking the Ice ("Happy as a Lark", "Put Your Heart in a Song", "The Sunny Side of Things")
 1938 You Can't Take It with You (music: "Whistle While You Work" (1937) - uncredited)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (music: "Heigh Ho" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (music: "One Song" (1937), "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (1937), "I'm Wishing" (1937), "With a Smile and a Song" (1937), "Whistle While You Work" (1937), "Heigh-Ho" (1937), "Bluddle-uddle-um-dum (Dwarfs' Washing and Yodel Song)" (1937), "The Silly Song" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 One in a Million (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1936 Men Are Not Gods (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1935 Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West' (Documentary short) (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1935 Vaudeville (Short) (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
 1934 Babes in Toyland (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Daredevil O'Dare (Short) (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
 1934 Upperworld (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1934 We're Not Dressing (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Funny Little Bunnies (Short) (lyrics: "See the Funny Little Bunnies") / (music: "See the Funny Little Bunnies")
 1934 It Happened One Night (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
 1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants (Short) (writer: "The World Owes Me a Living")
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup (writer: "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Lullaby Land (Short) (writer: "Lullaby Land of Nowhere")
 1933 Three Little Pigs (Short) ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
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