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Roger Edens (1905–1970)

Roger Edens was born on November 9, 1905 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA. He died on July 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2010 A Star Is Born: Special Features (Video) (music: "Born in a Trunk")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Top 16 Perform (2009) ... (music: "Moses Supposes")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (music: "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 2007 The Pirate: A Musical Treasure Chest (Video documentary short) (piano version, "Serafin")
 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Video documentary short) (writer: "Minnie From Trinidad")
 2002 The Quiet American (writer: "Our Love Affair")
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Role with It (1997) ... (music: "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "Here's to the Girls" (1945), "Pass That Peace Pipe" (1947), "On the Town" (1944) - uncredited) / (writer: "In-Between" (1938), "Minnie from Trinidad" (1941) - uncredited)
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (music: "A Great Lady Has an Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) ("Sinbad the Sailor") / (music: "Moses")
 1983 Another Time, Another Place (music: "Our Love Affair" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (1913) - uncredited) / (music: "The French Lesson" (1947), "Hoe Down" (1941) - uncredited) / (writer: "Do the La Conga" (1939), "Americana" (1936) - uncredited)
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (music: "Our Love Affair" - as Freed-Edens)
 1968 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (1968) ... (writer: "The French Lesson" - uncredited)
 1965 The 37th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger: "Cole Porter Medley")
 1958-1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (music: "Bonjour, Paris!" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (music: "The French Lesson" - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe ("Pepe", "Mimi")
 1957 Designing Woman (lyrics: "Music Is Better than Words" - uncredited)
 1957 Funny Face (lyrics: "On How to Be Lovely", "Marche Funèbre") / (music: "Think Pink!", "Basal Metabolism" (uncredited), "On How to Be Lovely", "Marche Funèbre") / (writer: "Bonjour, Paris!")
 1956 Invitation to the Dance (music: "Sinbad the Sailor")
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... (lyrics: "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" - uncredited)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather (lyrics: "Music Is Better Than Words" (1955) - uncredited)
 1955 Mouse for Sale (Short) (music: "Here's to the Girls" - uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born (music: "Born in a Trunk" - uncredited)
 1954 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.23 (1954) ... (music: "A Great Lady Has An Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1953 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Indian Show (1953) ... (music: "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1952 Smitten Kitten (Short) (writer: "Here's to the Girls")
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (music: "Moses Supposes" (1952))
 1952 The Belle of New York (writer: "Let a Little Love Come In" - uncredited)
 1949 On the Town (music: "Prehistoric Man", "Main Street", "You're Awful", "On the Town", "Count on Me", "That's All There Is, Folks" - uncredited)
 1949 The Cat and the Mermouse (Short) (music: "Here's to the Girls")
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (music: "Yes, Indeedy", "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg", "The Right Girl for Me", "It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" - uncredited) / (writer: "Strictly U.S.A." - uncredited)
 1948 The Pirate (writer: "Pirate Ballet" - uncredited)
 1948 Kitty Foiled (Short) (music: "Here's to the Girls" - uncredited)
 1947 Good News (writer: "The French Lesson", "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1947 The Invisible Mouse (Short) (music: "Here's to the Girls")
 1947 Salt Water Tabby (Short) (music: "Here's to the Girls" - uncredited)
 1946 The Hick Chick (Short) (music: "Hoe Down")
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (music: "Here's to the Girls", "Bring on the Wonderful Men", "A Great Lady Has An Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1945 Tee for Two (Short) (writer: "Hoe Down" - as Edens)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (writer: "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall" - uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (music: "Salome" (1943), "I Love an Esquire Girl" (1943)) / (writer: "Ladies of the Bath" (1943), "Song of the Rebellion" (1943))
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (lyrics: "Where There's Music" (1943) - uncredited) / (music: "Where There's Music" (1943) - uncredited)
 1943 Calling All Kids (Short) (music: "Our Love Affair" - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (lyrics: "The Doll Shop" (1942) - uncredited) / (music: "The Doll Shop" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie (lyrics: "Hattie From Panama" (1942), "Good Neighbors" (1942) - uncredited) / (music: "Hattie From Panama" (1942), "Good Neighbors" (1942) - uncredited) / (writer: "I'll Do Anything for You" - uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man (lyrics: "Cookin' With Gas" (1941)) / (music: "Cookin' With Gas" (1941))
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North (music: "Our Love Affair" (1940))
 1941 Babes on Broadway (music: "Hoe Down" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bombshell from Brazil" - uncredited)
 1941 Kathleen (lyrics: "Around the Corner" (1941)) / (music: "Around the Corner" (1941))
 1941 Lady Be Good (music: "You'll Never Know (If an Apple Is Ripe)", "Your Words and My Music")
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (music: "Caribbean Love Song" (1941) - uncredited) / (writer: "Minnie from Trinidad" (1941), "Laugh? I Thought I'd Split My Sides" (1941), "Ziegfeld Girls" (1941) - uncredited)
 1940 The Miracle of Sound (Documentary short) (writer: "It's a Great Day for the Irish" - uncredited)
 1940 Go West (music: "Ridin' the Range" (1940))
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (lyrics: "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow", "It's a Great Day for the Irish" (1940) - uncredited) / (music: "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow", "It's a Great Day for the Irish" (1940) - uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (arranger: "Walking Down Broadway" - uncredited) / (lyrics: "Do the La Conga" (1939), "Nobody" (1939), "The Gay Nineties" (1940), "Nell of New Rochelle" (1939), "A Man Was the Cause of It All" (1939), "Drummer Boy" (1939) - uncredited) / (music: "Our Love Affair" (1939), "Do the La Conga" (1939) (uncredited), "Nobody" (1939) (uncredited), "The Gay Nineties" (1940) (uncredited), "Nell of New Rochelle" (1939) (uncredited), "Walking Down Broadway" (uncredited), "A Man Was the Cause of It All" (1939) (uncredited), "Drummer Boy" (1939) (uncredited))
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (writer: "My Wonderful One Let's Dance" (1940))
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (writer: "All Ashore" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (lyrics: "Figaro" (1939), "Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo" (1939) - uncredited) / (music: "Figaro" (1939), "Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo" (1939) - uncredited) / (writer: "My Daddy Was a Minstrel Man" (1937) - uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (writer: "Cinderella Reel" (1938), "Blackbirds" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (lyrics: "In Between" (1938)) / (music: "In Between" (1938))
 1938 Everybody Sing (lyrics: "Ever Since the World Began / Shall I Sing a Melody?" (1937) - uncredited) / (music: "Ever Since the World Began / Shall I Sing a Melody?" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (lyrics: "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (1913) - uncredited)
 1936 Every Sunday (Short) (writer: "Americana")
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (performer: "You Are My Lucky Star" (1935), "The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (1851) - uncredited)
 1933 Take a Chance (music: "New Deal Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1933 New Deal Rhythm (Short) (music: "New Deal Rhythm" - uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Personal Quote:

[on Busby Berkeley] You had to watch Berkeley. He was such an expert technician that a number could get totally lost in images.

Trivia:

It was Edens, along with producer Arthur Freed, who was the real guiding force behind M-G-M's 1951 screen version of "Show Boat". Edens was the one who carried out the search for the right singer-actor to play Joe and sing "Ol' Man River", and it was Edens who discovered William Warfield after reading a rave review of a New York song recital that Warfield had given. Edens was also the one who ... See more »

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Scorpio

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