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Benny Davis (I) (1893–1979)

Composer, songwriter ("Margie", "Baby Face", "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France"), and author, educated in public schools. He appeared in vaudeville at 14, then toured the country with Benny Fields as accompanist to Blossom Seeley. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Artists and Models of 1927" and "Sons o' Guns", and also three editions of the ... See full bio »

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Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands Soundtrack
Son of the Mask
Son of the Mask Soundtrack
The Water Horse
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My Dog Skip
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 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco (2015) ... (writer: "Baby Face")
 2015 Boston Nightly: Long Term Parking (lyrics: "If I'd Only Believed in You")
 2015 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sky Police (2015) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 2013 The Oxbow Cure (writer: "With These Hands")
 2009 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Quebe Sisters Band (2009) ... (writer: "Yearning" - uncredited)
 2008 Medal of Honor (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France")
 2007 The Water Horse (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby")
 2006 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elis Regina (2006) ... (writer: "Baby Face")
 2006 Bernard and Doris (writer: "All I Need Is You")
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) ... (writer: "Copper Colored Gal" - as B. Davis)
 2005 Son of the Mask (writer: "Baby Face")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby" (1921), "Margie" (1920))
 2000 My Dog Skip (writer: "Chasing Shadows")
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (writer: "Make Believe You Are Glad When You're Sorry")
 1994 Postcards from America (writer: "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You")
 1994 Brat Pack (writer: "Follow The Boys")
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Baby Face")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Margie")
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (writer: "WITH THESE HANDS")
 1987 He's My Girl (writer: "Copper Colored Gal" - as B. Davis)
 1985 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- In the Family Way: Part 1 (1985) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face")
 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: "Copper Colored Gal")
 1984 Undercover (writer: "Baby Face")
 1983 Phar Lap (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sleeping Beauty (1983) ... (writer: "I'm Nobody Baby")
 1980 Fatso (writer: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1978 Sextette (writer: "Baby Face")
 1977 The George Burns One-Man Show (TV Special) (writer: "Do You Believe Me?")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Edgar Bergen (1977) ... (writer: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gloria's False Alarm (1976) ... (writer: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1974 One Hand Clapping (Documentary) (lyrics: "Baby Face")
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Marathon (1974) ... (writer: "Baby Face" (1926) - uncredited)
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Roaring Twenties medley - 'I Want to Be Happy', 'When You're Smiling', 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby', 'Margie', 'Carolina in the Morning', 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon', 'Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue', 'How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)?', 'Happy Days Are Here Again'")
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
  The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #2.25 (1967) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (writer: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1964 Looking for Love (writer: "This Is My Happiest Moment" - uncredited)
 1964 The Iceman Ducketh (Short) (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1963 Follow the Boys (writer: "Follow the Boys", "Waiting for Billy", "Tonight's My Night", "Sleepyland", "Intrigue")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Connie Francis Show (1963) ... (writer: "Follow the Boys" - uncredited)
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth (1963) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1962 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (lyrics: "Baby Face")
 1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Who's Margie? (1962) ... (lyrics: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teenage Thrush (1961) ... (writer: "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" - uncredited)
 1961 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.31 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Carolina Moon" - uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Helpful Neighbor (1958) ... (writer: "I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You)" - uncredited)
 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.19 (1957) ... (writer: "There Goes My Heart" - uncredited)
 1956 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (writer: "There Goes My Heart")
 1956 The Vic Damone Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (writer: "Baby Face")
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (lyrics: "I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now" - uncredited)
 1955 Bring Your Smile Along (writer: "Bring Your Smile Along")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beale Street Revue ... (lyrics: "Margie")
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (lyrics: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1953 She's Back on Broadway (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1952 She's Working Her Way Through College (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1951 Scent-imental Romeo (Short) (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1948 The Cat That Hated People (Short) (music: "I'm Nobody's Baby" (1921) - uncredited)
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short) (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby")
 1947 This Time for Keeps (writer: "Why Don't They Let Me Sing a Love Song?" (uncredited), "Little Big Shot")
 1947 I'll Close My Eyes (Short) (writer: "Far-Away Island")
 1946 Champagne Music (Short) (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby")
 1946 Blondie Knows Best (writer: "Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?" - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (writer: "MARGIE")
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day (writer: "Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?" - uncredited)
 1946 The Milky Waif (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Nobody's Baby" - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Nobody's Baby" - uncredited)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (writer: "Please Think of Me" - uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn (lyrics: "Lost, a Wonderful Girl" - uncredited)
 1944 She's a Sweetheart (writer: "Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?")
 1944 The Impatient Years (writer: "Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?")
 1944 Swing in the Saddle (writer: "You're the Dream, I'm the Dreamer" - uncredited)
 1944 Time Flies (lyrics: "Congo Conga" - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (lyrics: "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France" (1917) - uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (lyrics: "Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France" (1917))
 1940 Margie (writer: "Margie" - uncredited)
 1940 Carolina Moon (lyrics: "Carolina Moon" (1928) - uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby")
 1940 Turnabout (lyrics: "Margie" (1920) - uncredited)
 1938 Den stora kärleken (writer: "Why Do I Lie to Myself About You?" - uncredited)
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short) (lyrics: "The Weddin' of Mister and Missus Swing" - uncredited)
 1937 Hi De Ho (Short) (lyrics: "Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man" (1936), "Frisco Flo" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short) (writer: "Baby Face" - uncredited)
 1936 Sons o' Guns (lyrics: "Over Here" - uncredited)
 1935 Vitaphone Headliners (Short) (writer: "Angel Child" - uncredited)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts (lyrics: "Carolina Moon" (1928) - uncredited)
 1933 Poppin' the Cork (Short) (lyrics: "Here's Looking at You", "Poppin' the Cork" - uncredited)
 1933 Buddy's Beer Garden (Short) (lyrics: "It's Time to Sing 'Sweet Adeline' Again" - uncredited)
 1933/I I Like Mountain Music (Short) (lyrics: "It's Time to Sing 'Sweet Adeline' Again" - uncredited)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short) (lyrics: "Ev'ry Time My Heart Beats" - uncredited)
 1932 Piano Tooners (Short) (lyrics: "Margie")
 1932 Free Wheeling (Short) (writer: "Carolina Moon" - uncredited)
 1932 Crooner (lyrics: "I Send My Love with These Roses" - uncredited)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (writer: "I'm Nobody's Baby" - uncredited)
 1932 Young Bride (lyrics: "Margie" (1920) - uncredited)
 1931 Red-Headed Baby (Short) (lyrics: "Red-Headed Baby" - uncredited)
 1931 Peach-O-Reno (lyrics: "Carolina Moon" (1928) - uncredited)
 1931 Husband's Holiday (writer: "What Price Love?")
 1931 Palmy Days (lyrics: "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 Three Who Loved (writer: "Who Wouldn't Love You" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 Leathernecking (writer: "All My Life")
 1930 Sweethearts on Parade (writer: "Yearning Just for You")
 1930 Dixiana (lyrics: "Dixiana" (1930) uncredited)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (lyrics: "Baby Face" (1926) - uncredited)
 1929 Lambchops (Short) (writer: "Do You Believe Me?" - uncredited)
 1929 Hilda (Short) (lyrics: "When Will the Sun Shine for Me?" - uncredited)
 1929 Close Harmony (lyrics: "Margie")
 1929 Saturday's Children (writer: "I Still Believe In You")
 1929 Synthetic Sin (lyrics: "I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now" - uncredited)
 1928 Joseph Regan: Irish American Tenor (Short) (lyrics: "Mary Ann")
 1926 Margie (Short) (lyrics: "Margie")
 1923 Suzanna ("Suzanna")
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Stage Play: Mr. Wonderful. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman. Music by Larry Holofcener, Jerry Bock and George Weiss. Lyrics by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener [credited as Larry Holofcener] and George Weiss. Musical Director: Morton L. Stevens. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Morton Stevens [credited as Morton L. ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

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