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Howard Dietz (1896–1983)

Dietz was an unusual, but not illogical, combination: a publicist-lyricist. Of his upbringing, he wrote, "We lived in cycles of Manhattan, inheriting neighborhoods as they became passe, from Yorkville to Harlem, to Washington Heights, to West End Avenue, to Riverside Drive. As a result, I got to know kids from all over town -- marble shooters, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon Music Department
(1953)
Amélie
Amélie Soundtrack
(2001)
Kids
Kids Soundtrack
(1995)

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 2015 Today (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 2015 (2015) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 2015 Marianne Mendt: That's Entertainmendt (TV Movie) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 2015 Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (TV Special) (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cuanto (2014) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 2013 Secret Voices of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Two Faced Woman" from Torch Song)
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2008 BCN aixeca el teló (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2002 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2002) ... (writer: "Alone Together")
 2001 As Filhas da Mãe (TV Series) (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Full Leather Jacket (2000) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes", "By Myself", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", "I Love Louisa")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wide World of Elmyra (1990) ... (writer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1987-1988 Night Court (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- I'm OK, You're Catatonic/Schizophrenic (1988) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Christine's Friend (1987) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" (1932) - uncredited)
 1985 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Great Expectations: Part 1 (1985) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "By Myself")
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Love Louisa")
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
  One Day at a Time (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- Happy New Year II (1979) ... (lyrics: "Triplets") / (music: "Triplets")
  Star Treatment (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- Sweet Substitute (1979) ... (lyrics: "Triplets") / (music: "Triplets")
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Martin/The Blues Brothers (1978) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cloris Leachman (1978) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment!")
 1976 Martine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1969 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.9 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Two-Faced Woman" - uncredited)
 1968-1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... (lyrics: "Triplets" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1968 That's Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy New Year (1968) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (lyrics: "By Myself" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.37 (1958) ... (writer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (lyrics: "Waitin' for the Evening Train" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (lyrics: "New Sun in the Sky" - uncredited)
  The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... (writer: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1966) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Episode #18.8 (1966) ... (writer: "New Sun in the Sky")
- Episode #13.5 (1960) ... (writer: "Shine On Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.10 (1959) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.19 (1958) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1965 An Evening with... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Sherwood (1965) ... (writer: "By Myself")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beau Brummels, Tony Bennett, the Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Dobie Gray, Mickey Rooney Jr. (1965) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 1964 The 36th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment!")
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1962) ... (writer: "I See Your Face Before Me" - uncredited)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (writer: "History of Musical Comedy)
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Special) (writer: "I See Your Face Before Me")
 1962 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Portals of Music (1962) ... ("Dancing in the Dark", uncredited)
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- The Deadly Solo (1961) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music", "Dancing in the Dark")
- Open and Close in One (1961) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
- Spark of Freedom (1960) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Night Song (1961) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- With This Ring (1960) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Soldiers in Greasepaint (1960) ... (lyrics: "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" - uncredited)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (1959) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Dancing In The Dark" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
  Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1955)
- A Bell for Adano (1956) ... (writer: "A Bell For Adano", "Fish", "I'm Part Of You", "Okay, Mister Major")
- Together with Music (1955) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1955-1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.29 (1956) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment: - uncredited)
- Episode #1.10 (1955) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainmennt" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's Life (1955) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 1953 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.9 (1953) ... (lyrics: "By Myself")
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1951 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (1951) ... (writer: "You and the Night and the Music")
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revenge with Music (1951) ... (writer: "Never Marry A Dancer")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Lovemusik (2007). Musical drama. See more »

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Personal Quote:

When there's a shine on your shoes, there's a melody in your heart. See more »

Trivia:

He devised the familiar MGM trademark from the lion mascot of his alma mata, Columbia University. Wrote the lyrics for more than 500 songs mostly in collaboration with Arthur Schwartz. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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