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Sidney Clare (1892–1972)

Songwriter ("On the Good Ship Lollipop", "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Then I'll Be Happy") and author, educated at the High School of Commerce. He was a dancer and comedian in vaudeville, and also wrote special material. In 1933 he arrived in Hollywood and wrote the film score for RKO's first film ("... See full bio »

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  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011)
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... (writer: "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
- To the Lost (2011) ... (lyrics: "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
 2011/I Margaret (writer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 2010 On Tour (writer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (lyrics: "I'm Your Future Star" - uncredited)
 2009 Watchmen (writer: "You're My Thrill")
 2008 Yes Man (writer: "Yes To You")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 2006 Shameless (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2006) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 2005 Son of the Mask (writer: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone")
 2004 That '70s Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Wife (2004) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 2003 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Future Issues (2003) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 2001 Commitments (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 2000 Family Guy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Road to Rhode Island (2000) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1997 Inventing the Abbotts (writer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1995 The Crossing Guard (writer: "Good Ship Lollipop")
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (writer: "MA! (He's makin eyes at me)")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)")
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buttertag (1994) ... (writer: "Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)")
 1993 Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934))
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror III (1992) ... ("On The Good Ship Lollipop", uncredited)
 1991 Waiting for God (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Tell the Truth (1991) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "One Sweet Letter from You")
 1989 Full House (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Divorce Court (1989) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("You're My Thrill")
 1987 The Final Arrangement (writer: "You Are My Thrill")
 1984 Happy Days (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- So How Was Your Weekend? (1984) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (writer: "On The Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1977 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Robot Lawsuit (1977) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Laugh a Little Louder Please (1975) ... (writer: "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- George's First Vacation (1975) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1974 Conrack (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Snooperstar (1974) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Co-Producers (1974) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Legend (1972) ... (writer: "Polly Wolly Doodle")
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Archie and Edith Alone (1972) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1971 Made for Each Other (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1970 That Girl (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- An Uncle Herbert for All Seasons (1970) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 July 1969 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Hollywood Musical (1967) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 March 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "Then I'll Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Ethel Merman and the Boy Scout Show (1964) ... (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1963 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 November 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Then I'll Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1962 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (lyrics: "Ma, She's Making Eyes at Me")
 1962 Here's Edie (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (writer: "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)" - uncredited)
 1955 One Froggy Evening (Short) (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dateline II (1955) ... (writer: "You're My Thrill")
 1955 The Last Command ("Jim Bowie")
 1955 Hit the Deck (lyrics: "Keepin' Myself for You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1954 Jubilee Trail (lyrics: "Jubilee Trail", "Clap Your Hands", "A Man Is a Man", "Saying-No!")
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1953 Geraldine (lyrics: "Geraldine")
 1953 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Johnnie Ray Show (1953) ... (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (writer: "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)")
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1950 The Breaking Point (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" - uncredited)
 1949 House of Strangers (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone")
 1949 You're My Everything (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (writer: " (I'd Climb the Highest Mountain) If I Knew I'd Find You" - uncredited)
 1944 Trocadero (writer: "Roundabout Way")
 1942 The Yanks Are Coming (writer: "The Yanks Are Coming", "There Will Be No Blackout Of Democracy")
 1941 Rookies on Parade (writer: "Chula Chi Hua Hua" - uncredited)
 1941 Jan Garber and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)")
 1940 Shooting High (lyrics: "On the Rancho with My Pancho" (1940))
 1940 Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (lyrics: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay (writer: "Chula Chihuahua")
 1940 High School (lyrics: "The Old Chisholm Trail" - uncredited)
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles (lyrics: "Who'll Buy My Flowers?")
 1939 Stop, Look and Love (lyrics: "Let's Start Where We Left Off")
 1939 The Women (lyrics: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (1930) - uncredited)
 1939 Boy Friend (lyrics: "Doin' The Socialite")
 1938 Up the River (lyrics: "It's The Strangest Thing", "Song of Rockwell", "Rhythmettes")
 1938 Five of a Kind (lyrics: "All Mixed Up" (1938))
 1938 Hold That Co-ed (lyrics: "Limpy Dimp" (1938) - uncredited) / (music: "Limpy Dimp" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine (writer: "Kentucky Opera")
 1938 Rascals (lyrics: "Blue Is The Evening", "Take A Tip From A Gypsy", "Song Of A Gypsy Band", "Carnival Song (What a Gay Occasion)")
 1938 Battle of Broadway (lyrics: "Daughter of Mademoiselle", "Legionaires")
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
 1938 Walking Down Broadway (lyrics: "Good-Bye My Heart (Good Luck to You)")
 1938 International Settlement (writer: "You Made Me That Way", "Shrug")
 1937 Big Town Girl (lyrics: "Argentine Swing,", "Don't Throw Kisses", "I'll Settle for Love")
 1937 High Flyers (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto (lyrics: "The Shy Violet")
 1937 Wild and Woolly (lyrics: "Whoa Whoopee, Whoa Whipee (Yippy-I-O-I-Ay)")
 1937 She Had to Eat (lyrics: "Living on the Town", "When a Girl from Alabama Meets a Boy from Tennessee")
 1937 Sing and Be Happy (lyrics: "Pickles", "What a Beautiful Beginning", "Travelin' Light", "Sing and Be Happy")
 1937 The Holy Terror (lyrics: "Don't Sing-Everybody Swing", "There I Go Again", "I Don't Know Myself Since I Know You", "The Call of the Siren")
 1936 Trouble in Toyland (Short) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1936 Crack-Up (lyrics: "Top Gallante")
 1936 Can This Be Dixie? (lyrics: "Pick Pick Pickaninny", "Uncle Tom Is a Cabaret Now", "Does You Wanna Go To Heaven?", "It's Julep Time in Dixieland")
 1936 Star for a Night (lyrics: "Over a Cup of Coffee", "Down Around Malibu Way", "Holy Lie Production Routine #1", "At the Beach at Malibu (Hullabaloo at Malibu)", "You're My Favorite One")
 1936 High Tension (lyrics: "And That Woman Made a Monkey Out of Me") / (music: "And That Woman Made a Monkey Out of Me")
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes (lyrics: "The Doctor Song")
 1936 Little Miss Nobody (lyrics: "Then Came the Indians")
 1936 The First Baby (lyrics: "Phi-Phi-Phi")
 1936 Every Saturday Night (lyrics: "I Sing of Spring")
 1936 Song and Dance Man (lyrics: "On a Holiday in My Play Room", "Join the Party", "Let's Get Goin' Baby", "Dancing in the Open", "You're My Favorite One") / (music: "On a Holiday in My Play Room", "Join the Party", "Let's Get Goin' Baby", "Dancing in the Open", "You're My Favorite One")
 1935 The Littlest Rebel (music: "Polly Wolly Doodle" (1880) - uncredited)
 1935 Coronado (lyrics: "Which Is Which?" - uncredited)
 1935 Music Is Magic (lyrics: "Honey Chile", "Love is Smiling at Me", "Music is Magic", "La Locumba")
 1935 Paddy O'Day (lyrics: "Which is Which")
 1935 This Is the Life (lyrics: "Fresh from the Country", "Got a New Kind of Rhythm", "Sunday and Me")
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend (lyrics: "Steamboat Round the Bend" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Black Sheep (lyrics: "In Other Words, I'm in Love" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Wee Men (Short) (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor of Arts (lyrics: "Phi! Phi! Phi!", "When the Last Year Rolls Around")
 1934 Bright Eyes (lyrics: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood (lyrics: "Give Him Love", " (I'd Like to Say) Yes to You", "My Future Star")
 1934 Love Time (lyrics: "Serenade")
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (lyrics: "It Was Sweet of You", "Rock and Roll", "Oh, Leo, It's Love")
 1934 Pursued (lyrics: "Wanted - Someone (When the Right One Comes Along)")
 1934 Call It Luck (lyrics: "I'll Bet on You", "A Merry-O Cheerio Drinking Song") / (music: "A Merry-O Cheerio Drinking Song")
 1934 She Learned About Sailors (lyrics: "Here's the Key to My Heart", "She Learned About Sailors")
 1934 Wild Gold (lyrics: "I've Got You On the Top of My List", "Cute Little Rumba (Rum-Ti-Di-Um-Ba Bay)")
 1933 Jimmy and Sally (lyrics: "It's the Irish in Me", "You're My Thrill", "Eat Marlowe's Meats")
 1932 The Purchase Price (lyrics: "Take Me Away" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 The Dancing Fool (Short) (lyrics: "COME ON, BABY" - uncredited)
 1931 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (Short) (writer: "I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN")
 1930 Hit the Deck ("Keeping My Self For You") / (lyrics: "Keeping My Self For You")
 1930 Leathernecking (lyrics: "Evening Star", "Careless Kisses", "Mighty Nice and So Particular")
 1930 The Runaway Bride (writer: "Loveable And Sweet" (1929) - uncredited)
 1930 Beau Bandit (lyrics: "Lovable and Sweet" (1929) - uncredited)
 1930 Love Comes Along (lyrics: "Night Winds", "Until Love Comes Along")
 1929 Broadway Scandals (lyrics: "Would I Love to Love You" - uncredited)
 1929 Tanned Legs (lyrics: "With You, With Me" (1929), "Come in the Water, the Water Is Fine" (1929), "You're Responsible" (1929), "Tanned Legs" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Jazz Heaven (lyrics: "Someone" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (writer: "Glorianna")
 1929 Half Marriage (lyrics: "After the Clouds Roll By", "You're Marvelous" - uncredited)
 1929 The Delightful Rogue (lyrics: "Gay Love")
 1929 Side Street (lyrics: "Take a Look at Her Now" - uncredited)
 1929 Street Girl (lyrics: "Broken Up Tune" (1929), "Lovable and Sweet" (1929), "My Dream Memory" (1929) - uncredited)
 1928 Stories in Song (Short) (writer: "There Must Be Somebody Else" - uncredited)
 1928/I Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Miss Annabelle Lee" - uncredited)
 1928 The Larry Ceballos Revue (Short) (writer: "Miss Annabelle Lee" - uncredited)
 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)
 1925 Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (Short) (lyrics: "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" (1921) - uncredited)
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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Star Sign:

Leo

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