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Gus Edwards (I) (1879–1945)

Composer, songwriter ("School Days", "Tammany", "In My Merry Oldsmobile") and producer, a charter member of ASCAP (1914) and brother of Leo Edwards, and the uncle of Joan and Jack Edwards. He was a vaudeville singer, and later had his own vaudeville company. He discovered Walter Winchell, Elsie Janis, Eddie Cantor, Georgie Price, Lila Lee, Eleanor... See full bio »

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 2012 Tiger Eyes (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Two Boats and a Lifeguard (2011) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
- The Ivory Tower (2010) ... (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 2009 Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 2008 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (Documentary) (writer: "School Days")
 2007 Fresh Outta High School 7 (Video) (writer: "School Days" - uncredited)
 2006 Class Act (Documentary) (writer: "School Days" (Main Title), "School Days")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1999 Three to Tango (writer: "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon")
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie) (writer: "School Days")
 1997 Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (Documentary) (writer: "Lon Chaney's Gonna Get You (if You Don't Watch Out)" - as Edwards)
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "School Days")
 1992-1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Another Simpsons Clip Show (1994) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
- Homer the Heretic (1992) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON")
 1990 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Student (1990) ... (writer: "School Days" - uncredited)
 1988 18 Again! (writer: "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon")
 1981 Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile", "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Best of Enemies (1980) ... (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1975-1978 The Waltons (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Spring Fever (1978) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
- The Prophecy (1975) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1967 The Producers (writer: "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (writer: "Look Out for Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1965 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1963 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy's Barbershop Quartet (1963) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Boom, Boom, Boom (1962) ... (music: "By The Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1960 Ready, Woolen and Able (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.4 (1958) ... (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1958 The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (TV Series) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Spike Jones and Helen Grayco (1958) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Parents Are Pigeons (1957) ... (writer: "School Days" - uncredited)
 1957 Bugsy and Mugsy (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1957 Cheese It, the Cat! (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1955 Flickan i regnet (music: "SCHOOL DAYS")
 1955 Sahara Hare (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (music: "If I Was a Millionaire" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1953 So You Want a Television Set (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy's Show-Biz Swan Song (1952) ... (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (music: "I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do" (1900))
 1952 Hoppy-Go-Lucky (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1952 Thumb Fun (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1951 Dog Collared (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1951 The Naughty Twenties (Documentary short) (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1950 Golden Yeggs (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1950 Boobs in the Woods (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1949 A Ham in a Role (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1949 Always Leave Them Laughing (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 1949 Fast and Furry-ous (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1949 Often an Orphan (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1949 Bowery Bugs (Short) (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1948 Riff Raffy Daffy (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1948 Let's Sing Grandfather's Favorites (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1948 Lulu Belle (writer: "I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do")
 1948 Daffy Duck Slept Here (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1948 My Girl Tisa (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1948 Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1905) - uncredited)
 1946 The Jolson Story (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1946 Racketeer Rabbit (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine", "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1946 In Old Sacramento (music: "I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do")
 1945 Tokyo Woes (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1945 Sunbonnet Sue (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary) (music: "School Days" - uncredited)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (music: "School Days" (1907) - uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1944 Tick Tock Tuckered (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1944 The Weakly Reporter (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1943 Heaven Can Wait (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1943 Tin Pan Alley Cats (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1943 Hi, Buddy (writer: "School Days")
 1943 Happy Times and Jolly Moments (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1942 The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1942 Wacky Blackout (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1942 Nutty News (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music: "By The Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1941 Hollywood Steps Out (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1941 Sniffles Bells the Cat (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1940 Always a Bride (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1940 Calling All Husbands (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1940 Ceiling Hero (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1940 It All Came True (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1940 Ali-Baba Bound (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker (music: "Jimmy Valentine", "If I Was a Millionaire", "Sunbonnet Sue", "I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do", "He's My Pal", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905), "He's My Pal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1938 Love and Curses (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Badtime Story (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Romance (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1937 Porky's Road Race (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short) (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1936 Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (Short) (music: "He's My Pal" - uncredited)
 1935 Camera Hunting (Documentary short) (music: "He's My Pal" - uncredited)
 1935 Main Street Follies (Short) (music: "He's My Pal" - uncredited)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1934 The Marines Are Coming (writer: "Brazilian Baby" - uncredited)
 1934 Smoked Hams (Short) (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1934 Syncopated City (Short) (music: "Tammany" - uncredited)
 1934 Very Close Veins (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1934 Honeymoon Hotel (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905))
 1933 Sittin' on a Backyard Fence (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (music: "When Old New York Was Young", "Hansom Cab Drivers" - uncredited)
 1933 One Sunday Afternoon (music: "Good-Bye, Little Girl, Good-Bye" (1904) - uncredited)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 1933 Bosko the Speed King (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match (music: "School Days" (1907) - uncredited)
 1932/II School Days (Short) (music: "School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)")
 1932/I School Days (Short) (music: "School Days")
 1932 Emma (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1931 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 1931 The Front Page (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1909) - uncredited)
 1931 In My Merry Oldsmobile (Short) (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile")
 1931 Thrills of Yesterday (Short) (music: "Jimmy Valentine" - uncredited)
 1930 Kiddie Revue (Short) (music: "Adagio Waltz" (1930), "Boop-Boop-A-Doop" (1930), "A Little Bit of Opera" (1930), "Babies a la Mode" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Broadway Folly (Short) (writer: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" - uncredited)
 1930 The Woman Racket (music: "He's Good Enough for Me" - uncredited)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (writer: "Poor but Honest" - uncredited)
 1930 The Song Writers' Revue (Short) (music: "School Days") / (performer: "School Days")
 1930 Bubbles (Short) (music: "School Days" (1906) - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (music: "Your Mother and Mine" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Our Modern Maidens (music: "I've Waited a Lifetime for You" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (music: "Minstrel Days" (1929), "Your Mother and Mine" (1929), "Nobody But You" (1929), "I Never Knew I Could Do a Thing Like That" (1929), "Lon Chaney Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out" (1929), "Charlie, Ike and Gus" (1929), "The Italian Trio" (1929), "Marie, Polly and Bess" (1929), "Orange Blossom Time" (1929) - uncredited) / (performer: "Lon Chaney Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out" (1929), "Charlie, Ike and Gus" (1929), "The Italian Trio" (1929), "The Fountain in the Park" (1884) - uncredited)
 1927 The Jazz Singer (writer: "If a Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me" - uncredited)
 1927 The First Auto (music: "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (1905) - uncredited)
 1927 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Short) (music: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1910. Musical revue. Based on material by Harry B. Smith and Gus Edwards. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Featuring songs by Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards, Ballard MacDonald, Harry Carroll [earliest Broadway credit], Harry B. Smith, Will Marion Cook, Ford Dabney [earliest Broadway credit], James Henry Burriss... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

Nickname:

The Star Maker

Star Sign:

Leo

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