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Ray Gilbert (1912–1976)

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" [1947]), composer and author, educated in public schools and then a writer of special material for Sophie Tucker, Harry Richman and Buddy Rogers. He came to Hollywood in 1939 and wrote for Earl Carroll, then signed for 3 1/2 years with Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1946, his chief musical ... See full bio »

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 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (writer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 2012 Hope Springs (writer: "Tormented")
 2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Video Game) (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- So Long & Thanks for All the Trading Cards (2009) ... (writer: "Chihuahua" - uncredited)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (writer: "THAT'S A PLENTY")
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (writer: "Chihuahua a/k/a Chihuahua 2002")
 2007 Juno (writer: "Once I Loved" (1963))
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (writer: "Crickets Sing for Anna Maria")
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (Video) (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 2005 Belíssima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 November 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Bonita demais" - uncredited)
 2005 Capote (lyrics: "Cherry" (1928))
 2003 Destino (Short) (lyrics: "Destino")
  House of Mouse (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Pete's One-Man Show (2002) ... (lyrics: "Boom Da Boom (Disney Version)") / (music: "Boom Da Boom (Disney Version)")
 2000 Super Speedway (Documentary) (writer: "You Belong to my Heart" - as R. Gilbert)
 2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (Video Game) (music: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (writer: "Muskrat Ramble" - as Gilbert)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (writer: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1999 Man of the Century (writer: "Once I Loved")
 1999 Between Your Legs (writer: "Você" - as R. Gilbert)
 1996 Walt Disney World Explorer (Video Game) (writer: "Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1992)
- The Incredible Melting Man (1996) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (lyrics: "Baião (Ca-Room' Pa Pa)" - uncredited)
 1993 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Looking at Properties (1993) ... ("Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1993 Life with Mikey (lyrics: "ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH")
 1992 A River Runs Through It (writer: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1992 Encino Man (lyrics: "Zip a Dee Doo Dah")
 1992 The Babe (writer: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1991 JFK (writer: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1991 True Identity (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Video) (lyrics: "Ev'rybody Has A Laughing Place")
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 (1990) ... (lyrics: "Cuanto La Gusta")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Disneyland Fun (Video) (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1990 Cry-Baby (writer: "CHERRY")
 1989 Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain (TV Movie) (writer: "Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah")
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "That's a-Plenty" - uncredited)
 1988 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly (Video short) (lyrics: "The Merrily Song")
 1987 The Chipmunk Adventure (writer: "Cuanto le gusta")
 1987 Henri (writer: "That's A Plenty")
 1986 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Video short) (lyrics: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Reprise)" (uncredited))
 1984 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Special Friends (1984) ... (lyrics: "Cuanto Le Gusta")
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Letters (1980) ... (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Return of the Waitress (1978) ... (writer: "Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Fonzie for the Defense (1978) ... (lyrics: "Three Caballeros" - uncredited)
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- George Burns (1977) ... (lyrics: "Cuanto le gusta" - uncredited)
 1976 The Ritz (lyrics: "The Three Caballeros" - uncredited)
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1975) (music - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1961)
- America on the Move (1975) ... (lyrics: "Cuanto le gusta" - uncredited)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.32 (1961) ... (music: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.30 (1958) ... (music: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1973 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chet Atkins (1973) ... (writer: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1969 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1966 A Man Called Adam (lyrics: "Muskrat Ramble") / (music: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.28 (1965) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (writer: "Muskat Ramble")
 1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (writer: "Like I Like You", "Ven-E, Ven-O, Ven-A")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Academy Award Songs (1960) ... (lyrics: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1958 The Polly Bergen Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Cuanto le gusta" - uncredited)
 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.4 (1957) ... (music: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Duenna (1957) ... (writer: "You Belong To My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)" - uncredited)
 1955 Dateline: Disneyland (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 1954 Playgirl (writer: "Lie to Me Baby" - uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero (lyrics: "You Belong to My Heart" - uncredited)
 1951 Teresa Brewer and the Firehouse Five Plus Two (Short) (lyrics: "The Hot Canary")
 1951 Mr. Imperium (lyrics: "Solamente una vez (You Belong To My Heart)" - uncredited)
 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1951) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1950 One Hour in Wonderland (TV Special) (writer: "Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (lyrics: "Baião (Ca-Room' Pa Pa)", "Love Is Like This" - uncredited) / (writer: "Yipsee-I-O" - uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Uncle Mistletoe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 October 1949 (1949) ... (writer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (lyrics: "Merrily on Our Way (to Nowhere in Particular)" (1949) - uncredited)
 1949 The Big Sombrero (writer: "You Belong To My Heart")
 1948 A Song Is Born (writer: "Muskrat Ramble" (1926) - uncredited)
 1948 A Date with Judy (writer: "Cuanto La Gusta")
 1948 Melody Time (writer: "Once Upon a Wintertime", "Blame It on the Samba")
 1948 The Gay Ranchero (lyrics: "You Belong to My Heart")
 1946 All the Cats Join In (Short) (writer: "All the Cats Join In")
 1946 Blue Bayou (Short) (writer: "Blue Bayou")
 1946 Song of the South (writer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", "Everybody's Got a Laughing Place", "Sooner Or Later (You're Gonna Be Comin' Around)" (uncredited))
 1946 Make Mine Music (lyrics: "All the Cats Join In" (1945), "Without You (Bis ans Ende der Welt)" (1942), "Two Silhouettes" (1945), "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet" (1945)) / (writer: "Blue Bayou" (1946), "Casey at the Bat" (1946))
 1945 You Belong to My Heart (Short) (lyrics: "You Belong to My Heart (Solamente una vez)")
 1944 The Three Caballeros (lyrics: "The Three Caballeros (Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!)", "Baía (No baixa do sapateiro)", "You Belong To My Heart (Solamente una vez)", "Mexico")
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus (writer: "Send Me a Man, Amen")
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine (writer: "Diggin' the Docey Doe" - uncredited)
 1943 Man from Music Mountain (writer: "Smiles Are Made Out of the Sunshine")
 1942 A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat (Short) (writer: "A Zoot Suit (for My Sunday Gal)")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Record album score: "The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria".
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Father of singer Joanne Gilbert. Received an Academy Award for his song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" for Song of the South (1946).

Star Sign:

Virgo

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