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Con Conrad (1891–1938)

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("The Continental", 1934), composer, pianist and publisher, educated at military academy, then a pianist in film theatres, and later a vaudeville entertainer in the USA and Europe. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Moonlight", "Mercenary Mary", "Kitty's Kisses", and "Americana". Then he became a music ... See full bio »

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 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)")
 2013 Our Nixon (Documentary) (writer: "Ma! He'sMaking Eyes at Me")
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Margate Sands (2012) ... (writer: "Barney Google", "Palasteena " - uncredited)
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... (writer: "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
- To the Lost (2011) ... (music: "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
- The Age of Reason (2011) ... (writer: "Moonlight" - uncredited)
 2012 Steppin' Out with Katherine Jenkins (TV Movie) (writer: "The Continental")
 2008 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (writer: "I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon To My Girl Tonight")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Broadway" - uncredited)
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)")
 2007 Daphne (TV Movie) (music: "The Continental" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 2006 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006) ... (writer: "Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)")
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "Yes, Yes, My Baby Said Yes, Yes")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "The Continental")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Margie" (1920))
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1996 Bogus (writer: "The Continental")
 1996 Boys (writer: "Barney Google")
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (writer: "MA! (He's makin eyes at me)")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", "You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night Or You Can't See Mamma At All", "Singin' The Blues Till My Daddy Comes Home")
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buttertag (1994) ... (writer: "Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)")
 1991 El día que nací yo (music: "El continental")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Margie")
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story (writer: "Palestina (Lena From Palesteena)")
 1989 Slipstream (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1985 Danger Mouse (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Multiplication Fable (1985) ... (music: "The Continental")
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (writer: "Yes, Yes!" (1931))
 1981 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Continental")
 1980 Stardust Memories (writer: "Palesteena" (1920))
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sweetest Thing (1978) ... (writer: "Yes, Yes (My Baby Said Yes, Yes)" - uncredited)
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 June 1976 (1976) ... (music: "The Continental")
 1976 The Long Holidays of 1936 (music: "The Continental")
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Laugh a Little Louder Please (1975) ... (writer: "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (writer: "Waltz with a Swing" (1936) - uncredited)
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 September 1971 (1971) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
  The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1970) (music - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Singin' the Blues" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 March 1968 (1968) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (writer: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1966 Made in Paris (writer: "You've Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)")
 1962 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (music: "Ma, She's Making Eyes at Me")
 1961 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.32 (1961) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1957-1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #5.4 (1960) ... (music: "The Champagne Waltz" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (1958) ... (music: "The Champagne Waltz" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.8 (1957) ... (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Academy Award Songs (1960) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1960 La Dolce Vita (writer: "Mama (He's Making Eyes At Me )" - uncredited)
 1956-1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes)
- Episode #12.4 (1959) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.2 (1959) ... (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.28 (1959) ... (music: "Barney Google" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (music: "You Call It Madness" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.13 (1956) ... (music: "Singin' the Blues" - uncredited)
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (1959) ... (music: "Singin' the Blues" - uncredited)
 1957 Escapade in Japan (writer: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Showtime in Harlem ... (music: "You Call It Madness")
- Beale Street Revue ... (music: "Margie")
 1954 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.1 (1954) ... (music: "The Continental")
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (music: "Margie", "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1949 The Red Danube (music: "You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (or You Can't See Mamma at All)" - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (music: "Oh! Frenchy")
 1946 Singin' in the Corn (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (writer: "MARGIE")
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (music: "Oh! Frenchy" - uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (music: "Margie" (1920) - uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village (music: "Barney Google" - uncredited)
 1944 Happy-Go-Nutty (Short) (music: "You've Got to See Mamma Every Night (or You Can't See Mamma at All)")
 1944 Follow the Boys (lyrics: "Good Night" (1923) - uncredited) / (music: "Good Night" (1923) - uncredited)
 1944 The Zoot Cat (Short) (music: "You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (or You Can't See Mamma at All)")
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "Oh Frenchy" (1918) - uncredited)
 1941 Jan Garber and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)")
 1940 City for Conquest (music: "The Continental" (1934) - uncredited)
 1940 Margie (writer: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1940 Turnabout (music: "Margie" (1920) - uncredited)
 1940 Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (music: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1939 Colorado Sunset (music: "Colorado Sunset" (1939))
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle ("Only When You're in My Arms" (1939))
 1939 Projection Room (Short) (music: "Midnight in Paris" - uncredited)
 1938/I Stardust (Short) (writer: "Memory Lane" - uncredited)
 1938 Vitaphone Capers (Short) (music: "You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (or You Can't See Mamma at All)" - uncredited)
 1937 Wakai hito (music: "The Continental" (1934))
 1937 Stella Dallas (music: "Margie" (1920))
 1937 It's All Yours (writer: "Don't Let Mammy Go")
 1937 Champagne Waltz (music: "The Champagne Waltz")
 1936 Every Sunday (Short) (writer: "Waltz with a Swing")
 1936 Leon Navara and Orchestra (Short) (music: "The Continental" - uncredited)
 1936 I'd Give My Life (writer: "Someday We'll Meet Again")
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife (music: "Miami" (1925) - uncredited)
 1936 They're Off (Short) (music: "Honest to Goodness" - uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (music: "Harriet Hoctor Ballet" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 The Lady Consents (music: "The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing)" (1934) - uncredited)
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway (music: "A Flower in My Lapel", "Moanin' in the Moonlight")
 1935 Here's to Romance (music: "Midnight In Paris", "Here's to Romance")
 1935 Break of Hearts (music: "The Continental" (1934) - uncredited)
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder (music: "Doing the Boom Boom" - uncredited)
 1935 Tickets, Please (Short) (music: "Football Freddie" - uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (lyrics: "A Needle In a Haystack" (1934), "The Continental" (1934)) / (music: "A Needle In a Haystack" (1934), "The Continental" (1934), "The Continental" (1934) (uncredited))
 1934 Gift of Gab (music: "Talking to Myself", "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More", "Blue Sky Avenue")
 1934 Get Along Little Hubby (Short) (music: "Roaming Through the Roses" - uncredited)
 1934 I Like It That Way (writer: "Blue Sky Avenue", "I Like It That Way", "Let's Put Two and Two Together", "Miss 1934")
 1934 Social Register (music: "Why Not?", "I Didn't Want To Love You", "Honey Dear")
 1933 Going Hollywood (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 Goodbye Love (writer: "Goodbye Love")
 1933 That Goes Double (Short) (music: "You Call it Madness")
 1933 Wine, Women and Song (lyrics: "Wine, Women and Song", "When You Are Mine") / (music: "Wine, Women and Song", "When You Are Mine")
 1932 Piano Tooners (Short) (music: "Margie")
 1932 Young Bride (music: "Margie" (1920))
 1931 The Age for Love (writer: "Just Another Night")
 1931 Palmy Days (lyrics: "Yes, Yes (My Baby Said Yes, Yes)" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "Bend Down, Sister" (1931), "Yes, Yes (My Baby Said Yes, Yes)" (1931), "Dunk Dunk Dunk" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 Bosko's Holiday (Short) (music: "Doin' the Sigma Chi" - uncredited)
 1931 Dumb Patrol (Short) (music: " (Five-Six-Seven-Eight) Nine Little Miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee" - uncredited)
 1931 Night Club Revels (Short) (music: "Doin' the Sigma Chi" - uncredited)
 1930 Wild Company (music: "Joe!" - uncredited)
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930 (writer: "Cheer Up and Smile", "Doin' the Derby", "Here Comes Emily Brown")
 1930 Broadway Folly (Short) (writer: "Broadway", "Hittin' The Ceiling" - uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Places (writer: "Hollywood Nights", "Out in the Cold", "Parade of the Blues", "Reach Out for a Rainbow", "Um-Um in the Moonlight")
 1929 Christina (writer: "Christina")
 1929 A Song of Kentucky ("A Night of Happiness", "Sitting by the Window", "Rhapsody")
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (writer: "So Long")
 1929 They Had to See Paris (writer: "I COULD DO IT FOR YOU" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Happy Days (lyrics: "Mona", "Snake Hips", "Crazy Feet") / (music: "Mona", "Snake Hips", "Crazy Feet")
 1929 Oil's Well (Short) (writer: "Sing a Little Love Song" - uncredited)
 1929 Skin Deep (writer: "I Came To You")
 1929 Why Leave Home? (writer: "Doing the Boom-Boom", "Look What You've Done to Me", "Maudita", "Old Soldiers Never Die")
 1929 Words and Music (music: "Shadows" - uncredited)
 1929 The Big Revue (Short) (writer: "Breakaway" - uncredited)
 1929 Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (writer: "Walking With Susie", "Why Can't I Be Like You?", "Legs", "Breakaway", "That's You Baby", "Look What You've Done To Me", "Big City Blues", "Pearl of Old Japan")
 1928 Johnny Marvin (Short) (writer: "Brokenhearted and Lonely" - uncredited)
 1926 Margie (Short) (music: "Margie")
 1925 Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (Short) (music: "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" (1921) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Old Bill, M. P. Comedy. Music by Abel Baer. Written by Bruce Bairnsfather. Lyrics by Bruce Bairnsfather. Additional music by Con Conrad, Ross Mobley and Harold Christy. Additional lyrics by Charles McNaughton. Production Supervised by Bruce Bairnsfather and Charles Coburn. Directed by Henry Herbert. Biltmore Theatre: 10 Nov ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Mitchell and Gottler Conrad

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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