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Vernon Duke (1893–1969)

Composer, songwriter ("April in Paris", "Autumn in New York", "I Can't Get Started"), author and pianist, educated at the Kiev Conservatory (which he entered at age thirteen) and a music student of Reinhold Gliere and Marian Dombrovsky. He had composed ballets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, but he fled Russia after the revolution. He composed the ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sakura (2013) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "April in Paris")
 2006 Family Hero (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ceremony (2006) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2003 Anything Else (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie) (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1998 The Cruise (Documentary) (writer: "Autumn In New York")
 1997 The Shining (TV Mini-Series) (music: "I Can't Get Started")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "April in Paris")
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "April In Paris")
 1993 The Pickle (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure (1990) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1990 Avalon (music: "I Can't Get Started")
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow... (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Autumn In New York")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Debut (1986) ... (music: "Our Love is Here to Stay" - uncredited)
 1986 'Round Midnight (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1985 Spies Like Us (writer: "I'LL BE LOVING YOU")
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (1977) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1976 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.191 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940) - uncredited)
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 February 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1974 Chinatown (music: "I Can't Get Started")
 1974 Pen Pals (writer: "I Can't Get Started" - uncredited)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1973 Save the Tiger (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky")
 1972 Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (TV Movie) (writer: "Just Like a Man", "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1968 Hippydrome Tiger (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1961) (writer - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1959)
- Episode dated 26 April 1961 (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (writer: "Autumn In New York" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 October 1958 (1958) ... (music: "I Like the Likes of You" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 25 January 1958 (1958) ... (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 5 October 1957 (1957) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1961 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.31 (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Than a Serpent's Tooth (1961) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Encore in Paris (1961) ... (writer: "April In Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 Trip for Tat (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 Who Scent You? (Short) (music: "April in Paris")
 1960 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies (TV Movie) (music: "Ring the Bell" - uncredited)
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.31 (1959) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky")
 1959 Some of Manie's Friends (TV Movie) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Started with You")
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Started" - uncredited)
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Ella Fitzgerald (1958) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- Dinah Shore (1958) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited) / (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1957 A Hatful of Rain (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1957 This Could Be the Night (music: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
  The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1956) (music - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode #2.11 (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... (music: "April in Paris")
  You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (music - 1 episode, 1954)
- Episode #7.3 (1956) ... (writer: "Autumn In New York")
- Episode #5.10 (1954) ... (music: "April In Paris")
 1955 Stork Naked (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1953 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monsieur La Blanche (1953) ... (writer: "April in Paris")
 1952 April in Paris (music: "April in Paris" (1932), "It Must Be Good" (uncredited), "I'm Gonna Ring the Bell Tonight" (uncredited), "That's What Makes Paris Paree" (uncredited), "I'm Going to Rock the Boat" (uncredited), "Give Me Your Lips" (uncredited), "I Ask You" (uncredited), "The Place You Hold in My Heart" (uncredited), "I Know a Place" (uncredited))
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy Is Enceinte (1952) ... (music: "We're Having a Baby" - uncredited)
 1952 She's Working Her Way Through College (music: "All Hail to Midwest State" (uncredited), "I'll Be Loving You", "Midwest Fight Song" (uncredited), "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of", "Love Is Still for Free", " (You've Got to) Give 'em What They Want" (uncredited))
 1951 Scent-imental Romeo (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "Takin' a Chance on Love")
 1950 Backfire (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1948 The Angry God (music: "Song of Our Love")
 1944 11th. Naval District 'United States Coast Guard Band' (Short) (music: "The Silver Shield")
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (music: "We're Having a Baby" (1941))
 1943 Crazy House (music: "My Song Without Words" - uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (music: "Cabin in the Sky" (1940), "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940), "Honey in the Honeycomb" (1940) - uncredited)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies (music: "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" (1937), "Love Is Here to Stay" (1937), "Water Nymph Ballet" (1937), "Spring Again" (1937), "I'm Not Complaing" (1937) - uncredited)
 1934 Harold Teen (music: "This Is Romance" - uncredited)
 1930 Office Blues (Short) (music: "We Can't Get Along", "Dear Sir" - uncredited)
 1930 The Sap from Syracuse (music: "Capitalize That Thing Called It")
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 urn engagement]. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Director: John McManus. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Conrad Sallinger, Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Additional Orchestrations by Conrad Sallinger, Robert Russell Bennett, Don ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Libra

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