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Sam Coslow (1902–1982)

Academy Award-winning producer, songwriter ("Everybody Loves Somebody", "My Old Flame", "Sing You Sinners", "Cocktails for Two"), composer, publisher and author, educated at Erasmus Hall High School. He co-founded Spier & Coslow, Inc. His Broadway stage credits include the score for "Artists and Models". He co-founded the "Soundie" industry, and ... See full bio »
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  Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Dark Shadows (2012) ... (lyrics: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" - uncredited) / (music: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" - uncredited)
 2012 Arbitrage (lyrics: "Just One More Chance")
 2011 Waiting for a Stranger (Short) (lyrics: "My Old Flame") / (music: "My Old Flame")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "TOMORROW NIGHT" (1939))
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie) (writer: "How Do I Rate With You")
 2009 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (writer: "Everybody Loves Somebody")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 2008 Sita Sings the Blues ("Daddy Won't You Please Come Home?")
 2008 Everything Is Fine (writer: "Troubled Water")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Ladies of the Dance", "Cuddlesome Baby" - uncredited)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2007) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1999)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (writer: "Sing You Sinners")
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Just One More Chance" (1951))
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (lyrics: "A Table in a Corner")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (writer: "Troubled Waters")
 2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic (TV Special) (writer: "Sing, You Sinners")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (lyrics: "Sing, You Sinners")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beautiful Little Fool (2006) ... (lyrics: "True Blue Lou")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (lyrics: "Down the Old Ox Road", "My Old Flame" - uncredited)
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Thanks" (1933))
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (writer: "Everybody Loves Somebody")
 2003 The Dreamers (music: "Hot Voodoo" (1932))
 2003 Complicated Women (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Music Makes Me", "Marihuana", "Live and Love Tonight", "Hot Voodoo")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (writer: "You Little So-And-So")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (lyrics: "Cocktails for Two")
 1999 Election Night (Short) (writer: "Gem et lille smil")
 1999 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One in Vegas: Part 2 (1999) ... (writer: "Everybody Loves Somebody" - uncredited)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1998 Celebrity (lyrics: "Cocktails for Two" (1934))
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video) (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "Cocktails For Two" (1934))
 1995 Sabrina ("My Old Flame")
 1994 I.Q. ("COCKTAILS FOR TWO")
 1994 Imaginary Crimes (writer: "In The Middle Of A Kiss")
 1992 American Heart (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Split Personality (1992) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody")
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (writer: "Cocktails for Two" - as Coslow)
 1989 Harlem Nights (lyrics: "Just One More Chance")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("My Old Flame")
 1987 September ("Just One More Chance")
 1986 Link (writer: "Hot Voodoo" - uncredited)
 1980 Raging Bull (lyrics: "Just One More Chance" (1931))
 1980 Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (Documentary) (lyrics: "My Old Flame")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (writer: "In the Middle of a Kiss" - uncredited)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (writer: "In the Middle of a Kiss" - uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust ("SING YOU SINNERS") / (lyrics: "HOT VOODOO")
 1974 Pardon My Blooper (Documentary) (writer: "(The Blooper Song) You Blew It!")
 1973 Paper Moon (lyrics: "Just One More Chance" (1931) - uncredited)
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Henry, Please Come Home (1972) ... (lyrics: "Cocktails for Two" - uncredited)
 1969 Hello Down There (lyrics: "I Can Love You", "Hey, Little Goldfish", "Glub", "Just One More Chance")
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Hollywood Musical (1967) ... (lyrics: "Sing, You Sinners" - uncredited)
 1966 This Property Is Condemned ("Sing You Sinners") / (lyrics: "Just One More Chance")
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... (writer: "Cocktails for Two" - uncredited)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Sing, You Sinners" - uncredited)
 1961 On the Double ("Coctails for Two" (1934), uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (lyrics: "My Old Flame" - uncredited)
 1959 Little Rascals Varieties (lyrics: "Learn to Croon")
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (writer: "Sing You Sinners")
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow (lyrics: "Sing You Sinners")
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy (writer: "Midnight Madness", "Your First Love Was Your Last", "The Crocodile Crawl")
 1955 As Long as They're Happy (writer: "You Started Something", "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry", "Light In Liza's Eyes", "Be My Guest", "If Your Heart Aches", "Quiet Little Rendez-vous", "Merry Go Round", "Hokey Pokey Polka", "My Crazy Little Mixed Up Heart", "What the Country Needs")
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen (writer: "For Better, for Worse")
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (writer: "Sing You Sinners")
 1953 Affair with a Stranger (writer: "Kiss and Run" - uncredited)
 1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.20 (1953) ... (writer: "Sing You Sinners" - uncredited)
 1952 The Stooge (lyrics: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 1951 His Kind of Woman (writer: "Five Little Miles From San Berdoo")
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Learn to Croon" - uncredited)
 1947 Hollywood Bound (writer: "Music in the Moonlight")
 1947 Copacabana (writer: "We've Come to the Copa", "Je Vous Aime", "My Heart Was Doing a Bolero", "He Hasn't Got a Thing to Sell", "To Make a Hit with Fifi", "Stranger Things Have Happened", "Let's Do The Copacabana")
 1947 Ladies' Man (writer: "Cocktails For Two" - uncredited)
 1946 Song of the South (writer: "Song of the South" - uncredited)
 1946 College Queen (Short) (lyrics: "Down the Old Ox Road")
 1944 Practically Yours (writer: "I Knew It Would Be This Way")
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (writer: " (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It" - uncredited)
 1943 Heavenly Music (Short) (writer: "Heavenly Music", "Help Yourself to Romance", "Tomorrow Night at 8:00")
 1943 Hangmen Also Die! (lyrics: "No Surrender")
 1941 The Parson of Panamint (lyrics: "It's in the Cards" - uncredited)
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills (writer: "There's a Happy Hunting Ground" - uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes (music: "Is This Our Last Night Together?")
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (writer: "That's Southern Hospitality" - uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve (music: "Cocktails for Two" (1934) - uncredited)
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud ("Dreaming out Loud")
 1940 Double or Nothing (Short) (lyrics: "Now I'm a Lady" - uncredited)
 1939 Society Lawyer (lyrics: "I'm In Love with the Honorable Mr So & So" (1939)) / (music: "I'm In Love with the Honorable Mr So & So" (1939))
 1939 Cafe Society (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1939 St. Louis Blues (lyrics: "Kind'a Lonesome")
 1938 Sunset Murder Case (writer: "I'd Rather Look at You")
 1938 Sing, You Sinners (lyrics: "SING YOU, SINNERS")
 1938 Saturday Night Swing Club (Short) ("Panamania")
 1938 Beside a Moonlit Stream (Short) (lyrics: "Beside a Moonlit Stream")
 1938 You and Me (lyrics: "Song of the Cash Register", "The Right Guy for Me", "Knocking Song")
 1938 Learn Polikeness (Short) (writer: "Cocktails for Two")
 1937 True Confession (lyrics: "True Confession")
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday (writer: "Fifi", "Little Butterfly", "Every Day's a Holiday" (uncredited))
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short) (writer: "Learn to Croon")
 1937 Love on Toast (writer: "I'd Love to Play a Love Scene", "I Want a New Romance" - uncredited)
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime (writer: "Thrill of a Lifetime", "Sweetheart Time", "Paris in Swing", "Keeno, Screeno and You", "I'll Follow My Baby")
 1937 This Way Please (writer: "Is It Love or Is It Infatuation?", "What This Country Needs is Voom-Voom", "Delighted to Meet You", "This Way Please")
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl (lyrics: "It's Raining Sunbeams" (1937))
 1937 Double or Nothing (writer: "It's On, It's Off", "After You" - uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Music (writer: "Mama Don't Allow", "If I Put My Heart in My Song", "Good Mornin', Good Mornin'", "Thar She Come", "Can't You Hear That Mountain Music?", "Beat on This Box")
 1937 Turn Off the Moon (writer: "Turn Off the Moon", "Easy on the Eyes", "Jammin'", "The Little Wooden Soldier and the Walking Talking Doll", "That's Southern Hospitality")
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow (writer: "When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans" (1934) - uncredited)
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low (lyrics: "Panamania" (1937), "I Hear a Call to Arms" (1937) - uncredited) / (music: "Panamania" (1937), "I Hear a Call to Arms" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Champagne Waltz (lyrics: "Paradise In Waltz Time")
 1936 Hideaway Girl (writer: "Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Liszt")
 1936 Easy to Take (writer: "Heart of the West" - uncredited)
 1936 The Texas Rangers (lyrics: "Purple Shadows" - uncredited) / (music: "The Texas Rangers Song" - uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range (writer: "If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have to Swing It)" - uncredited)
 1936 Poppy (lyrics: "Poppy" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Fatal Lady ("Selection from Bal Masque") / (lyrics: "Je Vous Adore")
 1936 It's Love Again (writer: "It's Love Again", "Got To Dance My Way To Heaven")
 1936 Heart of the West (lyrics: "My Heart's in the Heart of the West")
 1936 Klondike Annie (writer: "My Medicine Man" - uncredited)
 1935 Coronado (writer: "All's Well in Coronado by the Sea", "In the Middle of a Kiss", "I've Got Some New Shoes", "You Took My Breath Away", "Keep Your Fingers Crossed", "How Do I Rate with You?", "Down on the Isle of Oomph", "Doing the Coronado", "I Wanna Dance" - uncredited)
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short) (lyrics: "Restless" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 The Parade of the Maestros (Short) (music: "In the Middle of a Kiss" - uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (lyrics: "The Morning After" (1935)) / (music: "The Morning After" (1935))
 1935 College Scandal ("In the Middle of a Kiss")
 1935 Goin' to Town (lyrics: "NOW I'M A LADY")
 1935 All the King's Horses ("A Little White Gardenia", "Be Careful, Young Lady')
 1935 The Gilded Lily (lyrics: "Something About Romance", "Restless")
 1935 Car of Dreams (writer: "Now I Understand" - uncredited)
 1935 Oh, Daddy! (writer: "You Bring Out The Savage In Me", "Now I Understand", "Hang On To Happiness")
 1934 One Hour Late (lyrics: "A Little Angel Told Me So") / (music: "A Little Angel Told Me So")
 1934 Limehouse Blues (writer: "Limehouse Nights")
 1934 Belle of the Nineties (lyrics: "My Old Flame", "Troubled Waters", "When a St. Louis Woman Goes Down to New Orleans", "My American Beauty" - uncredited)
 1934 You Belong to Me (lyrics: "The Bad News") / (writer: "Sweepin' The Clouds Away", "When He Comes Home to Me", "I Ain't Gonna Carry No Torch")
 1934 She Loves Me Not (writer: "COCKTAILS FOR TWO")
 1934 Many Happy Returns (lyrics: "Fare Thee Well", "The Boogie Man", "I Don't Wanna Play" - uncredited)
 1934 Underneath the Broadway Moon (Short) (lyrics: "This Little Piggy Went to Market" - uncredited)
 1934 This Little Piggie Went to Market (Short) (lyrics: "THIS LITTLE PIGGIE WENT TO MARKET")
 1934 Murder at the Vanities ("Ebony Rhapsody", "Cocktails For Two", "Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)?", "Live and Love Tonight", "Sweet Marijuana", "Lovely One")
 1934 You're Telling Me! (lyrics: "Sympathizin' With Me" - uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty (lyrics: "I'm a Seeker of Beauty" - uncredited)
 1934 Eight Girls in a Boat (lyrics: "This Little Piggy Went to Market", "A Day Without You")
 1933 College Coach (lyrics: "Just One More Chance" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love (lyrics: "The Way to Love")
 1933 Too Much Harmony (writer: "Black Moonlight", "Thanks", "Mingle with the Hoy Palloy", "The Day You Came Along", "Boo-boo-boo", "Cradle Me with a Hotcha Lullaby", "I Guess It Had to Be that Way", "The Two Aristocrats", "Buckin' the Wind")
 1933 Three Cornered Moon (music: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" - uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard (lyrics: "Where Have I Heard That Melody?")
 1933 Disgraced! (lyrics: "Any Place Is Paradise, As Long As You Are There")
 1933 College Humor (lyrics: "Down the Old Ox Road", "Learn to Croon", "Moon Struck")
 1933 From Hell to Heaven (writer: "Nova Scotia Moonlight")
 1933 Hello, Everybody! (lyrics: "Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant For Me)", "Out In The Great Open Spaces", "Twenty Million People", "Pickaninnies' Heaven", "My Queen Of Lullaby Land")
 1932 Blonde Venus (lyrics: "Hot Voodoo")
 1932 Horse Feathers (lyrics: "True Blue Lou" - uncredited)
 1932 Lady and Gent (lyrics: "Everyone Knows It But You")
 1932 This Is the Night (writer: "This Is the Night")
 1932 Just One More Chance (Short) (lyrics: "JUST ONE MORE CHANCE")
 1931 Salga de la cocina (writer: "Sing You Sinners", "Let's Be Domestic", "In My Little Hope Chest", "I Don't Need Atmosphere (to Fall in Love With You)")
 1931 I'm Telling You (Short) (writer: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" - uncredited)
 1930 Reno (music: "As Long As We're Together" - as Leslie Barton)
 1930 Swing You Sinners! (Short) (writer: "Sing, You Sinners")
 1930 The Silent Enemy (writer: "Rain Flower")
 1930 Paramount on Parade (writer: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away")
 1930 Honey (writer: "In My Little Hope Chest", "Let's Be Domestic", "I Don't Need Atmosphere (to Fall in Love With You)", "Sing You Sinners")
 1930 Talking It Over (Short) (lyrics: "You Want Lovin' (but I Want Love)" - uncredited)
 1930 The Vagabond King (writer: "King Louis", "Mary, Queen of Heaven", "If I Were King", "What France Needs")
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (writer: "My Pals", "Say It With Your Feet", "I'll Remember, You'll Forget")
 1930 Her Future (Short) (lyrics: "Sing, You Sinners")
 1929 Broadway Scandals (writer: "Can You Read in My Eyes? (I Adore You)" - uncredited)
 1929 Why Bring That Up? (writer: "Do I Know What I'm Doing While I'm in Love", "Shoo Shoo Boogie Boo")
 1929 Fast Company (writer: "You Want Lovin' (but I Want Love)" - uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life (lyrics: "True Blue Lou", "The Flippity Flop", "King of Jazzmania", "Ladies of the Dance", "Cuddlesome Baby", "Mightiest Matador")
 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (lyrics: "Jack and Jill" - uncredited)
 1929 River of Romance (writer: "My Lady Love" - uncredited)
 1929 Thunderbolt (writer: "Thinkin' About My Baby", "Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home")
 1929 Ship Ahoy (Short) (lyrics: "Dumb Dora" - uncredited)
 1928 Johnny Marvin (Short) (writer: "Brokenhearted and Lonely" - uncredited)
 1927 The Night Court (Short) (writer: "When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo" - uncredited)
Show Show Producer (40 credits)
Show Show Music department (17 credits)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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