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Edward Eliscu (1902–1998)

Edward Eliscu was primarily known as a songwriter, son of author Edward Eliscu. Educated at City College, New York, he acted in plays. And subsequently became a lyricist of high caliber and authored libretti for shows and later films. His lyric writing credits include Broadway shows Great Day, The Garrick Gaieties (1930 edition), The Third Little ... See full bio »

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 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "Carioca")
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (lyrics: "More Than You Know")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (lyrics: "Without a Song")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Great Day") / (writer: "Great Day")
 2002 Madame Satã (writer: "Carioca")
 2002 Love Street (writer: "Carioca")
 1997 Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (Documentary) (lyrics: "Carioca")
 1996 Box of Moon Light (writer: "Carioca" - as Edward Elisey)
 1995 Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Video short) (writer: "Without A Song")
 1993 The Night We Never Met (writer: "More Than You Know")
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Without a Song")
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (lyrics: "Flying Down to Rio")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "Great Day" (1929))
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (writer: "More Than You Know")
 1987 Radio Days (lyrics: "Carioca" (1933))
 1986 The Boss' Wife ("Carioca")
 1981 They All Laughed (writer: "MORE THAN YOU KNOW")
 1981 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The Carioca")
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (lyrics: "Without A Song")
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie (lyrics: "Carioca" - uncredited)
 1975 Sammy and Company (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... (lyrics: "Without a Song" - uncredited)
 1975 Funny Lady (lyrics: "More Than You Know", " (It's Gonna Be A) Great Day" - uncredited)
 1970 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.19 (1970) ... (lyrics: "Orchids in the Moonlight" - uncredited)
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Carioca" - uncredited)
 1968 The Subject Was Roses (writer: "Flying Down to Rio" - uncredited)
 1967 The Producers (writer: "Flying Down To Rio" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Great Day" - uncredited)
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special) (lyrics: "Without a Song" - uncredited)
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.3 (1962) ... (writer: "Great Day" - uncredited)
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.28 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Great Day", "More Than You Know", "Without a Song" - uncredited)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Tony Bennett Gets Danny's Help (1959) ... (lyrics: "Without A Song" - uncredited)
- The Nelson Eddy Show (1956) ... (writer: "Great Day!")
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.30 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Without a Song" - uncredited)
 1955 Hit the Deck (lyrics: "More Than You Know" (1929) - uncredited)
 1955 To Paris with Love (lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Harlem Variety Revue ... (lyrics: "Without a Song")
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams (lyrics: "Carioca" - uncredited)
 1951 Encore (lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited)
 1950 Three Husbands (lyrics: "Poor Chap")
 1950 Trio (lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited)
 1945 The Gay Senorita (writer: "Juarez and Lincoln")
 1944 Hot Rhythm (lyrics: "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree" (1929) - uncredited) / (music: "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree" (1929) - uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie (writer: "Streamlined Sheik", "You're Good for My Morale", "Hey Rookie")
 1943 The Heat's On (lyrics: "I'm Just a Stranger in Town" (1943), "There Goes That Guitar" (1943), "The White Keys and the Black Keys" (1943), "They Looked So Pretty on the Envelope" (1943), "Hello, Mi Amigo" (1943))
 1943 The More the Merrier (lyrics: "The Torpedo Song" (1943))
 1935 Cock o' the Walk (Short) (lyrics: "Carioca")
 1935 Paddy O'Day (lyrics: "I Like a Balalaika", "Keep That Twinkle in Your Eye")
 1934 Men in Black (Short) (writer: "I Thought I Wanted You")
 1934 Punch Drunks (Short) (writer: "I Thought I Wanted You" (opening title music))
 1934 Stingaree (lyrics: "I Wish I Were a Fisherman" (1934), "Once You're Mine" (1934) - uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio (lyrics: "Music Makes Me" (1933), "Carioca" (1933), "Orchids in the Moonlight" (1933), "Flying Down to Rio" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong (lyrics: "The Runaway Blues" - uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure (lyrics: "My Imaginary Sweetheart" - uncredited)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart (lyrics: "My Imaginary Sweetheart" - uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs (lyrics: "Ood-Gay Eye-bay" (1933), "Sing To Me" (1933), "On the Boulevard" (1933), "Sing to Me" (1933), "No More War" (1933) - uncredited)
 1932 The Half Naked Truth (lyrics: "O! Mister Carpenter" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 Rockabye (writer: "Till the Real Thing Comes Along" - uncredited)
 1932 Arsène Lupin (lyrics: "When The Clock Is Striking Twelve" - uncredited)
 1931 The Prodigal (writer: "Without a Song")
 1930 Whoopee! (lyrics: "I'll Still Belong to You" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru (writer: "It Must Be You")
Show Show Writer (21 credits)
Show Show Music department (10 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Great Day. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Book by William Carey Duncan and John Wells. Lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu. Musical Direction by Paul Lannin and Nicholas Kempner. Choreographed by LeRoy Prinz. Directed by R.H. Burnside and Frank M. Gillespie. Cosmopolitan Theatre: 17 Oct 1929- 16 Nov 1929 (36 ... See more »

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He was educated at the City College of New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree. See more »

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