No photo available. Represent Ray Evans? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 167,947 this week

Ray Evans (I) (1915–2007)

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Buttons and Bows" [1948], "Mona Lisa" [1950], "Que Sera Sera" [1956]), composer, author, musician and publisher, educated at the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in the college dance orchestra, then played in local night clubs and cruise ships. He wrote special material for ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: August

The coming-of-age story Morris From America is on our radar this month. See which other TV shows and movies we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Amazon Pilot Season

Want to help choose the next great Amazon Original comedy series? Stream and review now during Amazon Pilot Season.

Stream and review now

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 423 people
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 61 people
created 11 Mar 2014
 
a list of 40 people
created 05 Feb 2015
 
a list of 2339 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1758 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ray Evans's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show Music Department
1968-1973

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (12 credits)
 2004 Helter Skelter (TV Movie) (composer: song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be")
 1995 Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie) (composer: original theme)
 1993 Bonanza: The Return (TV Movie) (composer: theme "Bonanza")
 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (composer: original theme "Bonanza")
 1968-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (composer - 128 episodes)
- Byline, Alias Doris (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Evans)
- Welcome to Big Sur, Sir (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Evans)
- Meant for Each Other (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Evans)
- The Magnificent Fraud (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Evans)
- A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Evans)
 1959-1973 Bonanza (TV Series) (composer - 373 episodes)
- The Hunter (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Witness (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- First Love (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
  The Good Guys (TV Series) (composer - 41 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1969)
- Art A La Carte (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Compulsion (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deep Are the Roots (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Fine Kettle of Fish (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Communications Gap (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965-1966 Tammy (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- Uncle Lucius, the Businessman (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Uncle Lucius Returns (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Cinemazation of Tammy Tarleton (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tammy Goes to Paris (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Larnin' Works Wonders (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Jon Provost Meets Mister Ed (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ed's Christmas Story (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Price of Apples (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Psychoanalyst Show (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Busy Wife (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (composer: theme song "This Is It")
 1959 A Private's Affair (songs)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie) (composer: songs "Whoop-Diddy-Ay, I've Had Enough", "Little Rock Roll")
Show Show Soundtrack (312 credits)
Show Show Composer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Evans

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm nuts about sports, play baseball and tennis every weekend. Jay [Livingston] couldn't care less. He's restrained and quiet. I'm more outward-going. Jay is a marvelous musician. I have a tin ear. But our tastes are similar, and we both like good music and song. (from an interview for the Los Angeles Times, 1985)

Trivia:

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Music Branch). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Discuss Ray Evans on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page