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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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Known For

In the Mood for Love
(2000)
Juno
Juno Soundtrack
(2007)
JFK
JFK Soundtrack
(1991)

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 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (writer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 2013 Cheatin' (writer: "That's a Plenty")
 2012 Hope Springs (writer: "Tormented")
 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")
 2005 Capote (lyrics: "Cherry" (1928))
 2000 In the Mood for Love (lyrics: "Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart)") / (writer: "Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart)")
 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)
 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 Cry-Baby (writer: "CHERRY")
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "That's a-Plenty" - uncredited)
 1987 Henri (writer: "That's A Plenty")
 1986 The Chipmunk Adventure (writer: "Cuanto le gusta")
 1981 Zoot Suit (writer: "Zoot Suit for My Sunday Gal")
 1976 The Ritz (lyrics: "The Three Caballeros" - uncredited)
 1966 A Man Called Adam (lyrics: "Muskrat Ramble") / (music: "Muskrat Ramble")
 1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (writer: "Like I Like You", "Ven-E, Ven-O, Ven-A")
 1954 Playgirl (writer: "Lie to Me Baby" - uncredited)
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home ("Muskrat Ramble")
 1953 Sombrero (lyrics: "You Belong to My Heart" - uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Imperium (lyrics: "Solamente una vez (You Belong To My Heart)" - 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 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 Song of the South (writer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" (uncredited), "Everybody's Got a Laughing Place" (uncredited), "Sooner Or Later (You're Gonna Be Comin' Around)" (uncredited), "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Reprise)")
 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))
 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")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Record album score: "The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria".
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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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