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Milton Drake (1912–2006)

Composer, songwriter ("Mairzy Doats", "Nina Never Knew", "She Broke My Heart in Three Places"), lyricist, author and market reseacher, educated at the Baruch School of Business Administration, and a violin student of Ernst Greenberger. As a child, he performed in vaudeville and films and on radio. Later he wrote special material for theater and ... See full bio »

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 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 2008 Humph's Last Stand (TV Movie) (writer: "Mairzy Dotes")
 2008 A Trip to Swadades (writer: "Mairzy Dotes")
 2006 Bernard and Doris (writer: "I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart")
 2003 Bright Young Things (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "Mairzy Doats")
 2000 The Cell (writer: "MAIRZY DOATS")
 1997 Full Circle with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Malaysia/Indonesia (1997) ... (writer: "Java Jive" - uncredited)
 1995 Sing Around the Campfire (Video short) (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats")
 1994 Radioland Murders (writer: "Java Jive")
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Mairzy Doats")
 1990 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1990) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats")
 1988 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Young & Old (1988) ... (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats")
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "Mairzy Doats" (1943))
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cold Comfort (1985) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1984 Maria's Lovers (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - as Drake)
 1979 Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de sleutel (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- De ontvoering (1979) ... (music: "Kiss Me Sweet")
 1979 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.5 (1979) ... (writer: "Java Jive")
  All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1971)
- Love Comes to the Butcher (1978) ... (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
- Gloria Poses in the Nude (1971) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1978 Bassie en Adriaan en de plaaggeest (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Bij de bakker (1978) ... (music: "Kiss Me Sweet")
 1973 Class of '44 (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats") / (music: "Mairzy Doats")
 1972 The Ruling Class (writer: "Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats" - uncredited)
 1964 36 Hours (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.391 (1964) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1961 Sing Along with Mitch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 December 1961 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1958-1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.4 (1960) ... (lyrics: "The Champagne Waltz" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Champagne Waltz" - uncredited)
 1953 Fowl Weather (Short) (writer: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1953 Kiss Me Cat (Short) (music: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1951 The Enforcer (writer: "Kiss Me Sweet")
 1951 Storm Warning (music: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1950 Two's a Crowd (Short) (writer: "Kiss Me Sweet")
 1950 Pop 'im Pop! (Short) (music: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1950 8 Ball Bunny (Short) (writer: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor (music: "Kiss Me Sweet" - uncredited)
 1949 South of Death Valley (writer: "Saturday Nite in San Antone")
 1948 Singin' Spurs (writer: "Honeymoon Ranch")
 1947 Last Days of Boot Hill (writer: "Inside Looking Out")
 1946 Sing While You Dance (lyrics: "Oh, What a Lovely Dream", "It's a Blue World")
 1946 Cinderella Jones (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short) (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1944 The Big Noise (writer: "Mairzy Doats" (1943) - uncredited)
 1944 Swing in the Saddle (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1943 Java Jive (Short) (lyrics: "Java Jive")
 1943 Young and Beautiful (Short) (writer: "We're All In The Same Boat" - as Drake)
 1942 The Hep Cat (Short) (lyrics: "Java Jive" - uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (writer: "Java Jive" - uncredited)
 1941 Robinson Crusoe Jr. (Short) (lyrics: "Java Jive")
 1941 The Big Store (lyrics: "If It's You" (1941)) / (music: "If It's You" (1941))
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne (lyrics: "WILLIE OF THE VALLEY" - uncredited)
 1941 North from the Lone Star (lyrics: "Of Course, It's Your Horse", "Saturday Night in San Antone") / (music: "Of Course, It's Your Horse", "Saturday Night in San Antone")
 1941 Across the Sierras (writer: "I Gotta Make Music", "Honeymoon Ranch", "Star Spangled Prairie")
 1940 Li'l Abner (writer: "Li'l Abner")
 1940 Glamour for Sale (writer: "If They Gave Me a Million", "Crazy Dreams")
 1940 My Little Chickadee (lyrics: "Willie of the Valley")
 1939 Everything's on Ice (music: "Everything's on Ice")
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss (lyrics: "Naughty Naughty (I'm Surprised At You)" (1937) - uncredited) / (writer: "Varsity Reel" - uncredited)
 1939 Ride 'em, Cowgirl (writer: "I Love The Wide Open Spaces", "A Campfire, A Prairie Moon and You")
 1939 Water Rustlers (writer: "Let's Go On Like This Forever", "When a Cowboy Sings a Dogie Lullaby", "I Feel at Home in the Saddle")
 1938 The Lady Objects (writer: "Naughty, Naughty", "Sky High", "Victory Song")
 1938 South of Arizona (writer: "One More Hand on the Range")
 1938 The Singing Cowgirl (writer: "I Gotta Sing", "Prairie Boy", "Let's Round Up Our Dreams")
 1938 Start Cheering (lyrics: "Start Cheering" (1937), "Naughty, Naughty, I'm Surprised at You" (1937) (uncredited), "You Walked into My Life" (1937) (uncredited))
 1938 Who Killed Gail Preston? (writer: "Twelve O'Clock and All's Not Well", "The Greatest Attraction in the World")
 1938 Little Miss Roughneck (writer: "As Long as I Love")
 1937 I'll Take Romance (lyrics: "A Frangesa")
 1937 The Awful Truth (lyrics: "My Dreams Are Gone With the Wind" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 It's All Yours (lyrics: "If They Gave Me a Million")
 1937 Champagne Waltz (lyrics: "The Champagne Waltz")
 1934 Bachelor of Arts (writer: "I'm Counting on You")
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "Pu-Leeze Mister Hemingway" - uncredited)
 1933 I Loved You Wednesday (writer: "I Loved You Wednesday")
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