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Haven Gillespie (1888–1975)

Songwriter ("Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Breezin' Along With the Breeze", "You Go To My Head," "That Lucky Old Sun"), and composer who left high school to enter the printing trade and soon became a "song plugger" for the music industry. He worked for the New York Times and other newspapers. After a bout with alcoholism and the loss of his ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2013 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- On the Air (2013) ... (lyrics: "(I'm In Love With You) Honey")
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finals Results (2012) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2012 The Master (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2011 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nadal (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Cruise Into Christmas" : medley of "White Christmas" / "Winter Wonderland" / "Santa Claus is COming to Town") / (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town")
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Season to Be Jolly (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2011 Arthur Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Amazing Race Birthday Party 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2010 Beginners (lyrics: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)")
 2009 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2009 Nativity! (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2006-2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- WASP (2009) ... (writer: "You Go To My Head")
- Sandhogs (2006) ... (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)")
 2008 The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bible Games 2 (2008) ... ("The Angry Video Game Nerd is Here", uncredited)
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2008 The Edge of Love (writer: "Drifting and Dreaming")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (writer: "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You?" - uncredited)
 2007 The Perfect Holiday (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2006 A Good Year (writer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Luxury Lounge (2006) ... (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 2005 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... (lyrics: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2005 The Great Raid (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2004 Surviving Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2004 The Polar Express (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town")
 2004 Moog (Documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Love")
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1934))
 2004 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Isaak Christmas (2004) ... (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2003 Elf (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (1934))
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Makeovers (2002) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 2002 The Santa Clause 2 (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2002 Road to Perdition (lyrics: "Whose Honey Are You?" (1935))
 2001 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ovary Action (2001) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2001 Russian Doll (writer: "Kiss")
 2000 Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (Documentary) (writer: "Honey")
 1999 La bûche (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/Jingle Bells Medley")
 1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (Video) (lyrics: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town") / (music: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1999 Mystery, Alaska (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1998 The Practice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- State of Mind (1998) ... ("Santa Claus is Comin' To Town", uncredited)
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1998 Simon Birch (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1998 The Newton Boys (writer: "Right or Wrong")
 1997 A Gala Christmas in Vienna (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (lyrics: "You Go to My Head")
 1997 Fools Rush In (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1996 The Christmas Party (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1995 Georgia ("WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU?")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1994 The Santa Clause (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "YOU GO TO MY HEAD")
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "YOU GO TO MY HEAD")
 1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" - uncredited)
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)")
 1992 Kærlighedens smerte (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 1991 Solitaire (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1990 Alice (writer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" (1926) - as Dizzy Gillespie)
 1990 Home Alone (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1990 Avalon (lyrics: "You Go to My Head")
 1989 Teenage Babylon (Short) (as Gillespie, "Beautiful Love")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "Beautiful Love" (1931))
 1989 Roger & Me (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun")
 1988 Scrooged (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1987 Laguna Heat (TV Movie) (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 1987 Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (Documentary) (lyrics: "Kiss" (1953) - uncredited)
 1986 Lola (lyrics: "You Go To My Head" - as Haven Gillestie)
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Twas the Episode Before Christmas (1985) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele (1985) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1983 A Christmas Story (lyrics: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1983 Deal of the Century (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther (lyrics: "You Go To My Head")
 1981 Arthur (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1980) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
 1979 This Old House (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Louisiana Fairy Tale")
 1978 F.I.S.T (lyrics: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (writer: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1973 Dillinger (lyrics: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1972 The Godfather (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (1934))
 1970 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town")
 1969 An Old-Time Country Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 November 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze")
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (lyrics: "That Lucky Old Sun")
 1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lucy and 'The Boss of the Year' Award (1968) ... (writer: "Honey (I'm in Love With You)" - uncredited)
 1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Kate's Cousin Mae (1967) ... (lyrics: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1965 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun" - uncredited)
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1964 Ballad in Blue (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun" - uncredited)
 1962 Tender Is the Night (lyrics: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... ("Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" (partial), uncredited)
 1960 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Piano for the Fraternity (1960) ... (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- I Wed Three Wives (1960) ... (lyrics: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 December 1959 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 1959 Iskelmäketju (writer: "You go to my head")
 1958 Violent Road ("Breezing Along With The Breeze")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank (1957) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... ("You're from Kentucky as Sure as You're Born")
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (writer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1955 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1955 (1955) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (writer: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation (1954) ... (writer: "Honey (I'm in Love With You)" - uncredited)
 1954 Night People (lyrics: "Kiss" - uncredited)
 1953 The Long, Long Trailer (writer: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze")
 1953 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1953) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1953 Niagara (lyrics: "Kiss" - uncredited)
 1952 The Jazz Singer (lyrics: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1952 Night Without Sleep (lyrics: "Too Late for Spring")
 1951 The Strip (writer: "La Bota" - as Haven Gillespie II)
 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1951) ... (writer: "That Lucky Old Sun")
 1950 Panic in the Streets (lyrics: "The Old Master Painter" - uncredited)
 1949 Battleground (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
 1949 Thieves' Highway (writer: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1949 Task Force (lyrics: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives (lyrics: "Honey (I'm in Love With You)" - uncredited)
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short) (writer: "Honey")
 1946 Champagne Music (Short) (writer: "Honey")
 1946 The Big Sleep (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 1946 Springtime for Thomas (Short) (writer: "Honey")
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy (writer: "Honey" - uncredited)
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios (lyrics: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon (lyrics: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" (1926) - uncredited)
 1944 The Zoot Cat (Short) (writer: "Honey")
 1944 Sing a Jingle (lyrics: "Beautiful Love")
 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Let's Stop the Clock")
 1938 Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1938 Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise)")
 1929 Radio Rhythm (Short) (writer: "Honey")
 1929 Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (Short) (writer: "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You?" - uncredited)
 1929 Syncopation (lyrics: "Tin Pan Parade" - uncredited)
 1928 The Jazzmania Quintette (Short) (lyrics: "Beautiful" - uncredited)
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