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Otto A. Harbach (1873–1963)

Otto Harbach was a songwriter ("I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "The Touch of Your Hand") and author, educated at Knox College (BA, MA, DHL, and an honorary member of the Board of Trustees) and Columbia University. At Whitman College he was a professor of English between 1895 and 1901, then a newspaper writer in New York between 1902 and 1903 and an... See full bio »

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 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (lyrics: "Who" - as Otto Harbach)
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Owan (2013) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Solid Citizens (2012) ... (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 2011 The Broken Tower (writer: "The Love Nest" - as Otto Harback)
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2010 Miral (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as O. Harbach )
 2010 Somewhere (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbach)
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "I Won't Dance" - as Otto Harbach)
 2010 Blue Valentine (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbach)
 2010 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Won't Dance")
 2009 Saving Grace B. Jones (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2009 The Louise Log (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- How to Deal with a Cute Repairman (2009) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 2009 India - A Love Story (TV Series) (music: "Smoke Get in Your Eyes")
 2008 The Informative Adventures of Joe Average (Video short) (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 2008 Cuéntame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Fifty, fifty (2008) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (writer: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" - as Otto Harbach)
 2006/I Gray Matters (writer: "I Won't Dance" - as Otto Harbach)
 2006 Peter Capusotto y sus videos (TV Series) (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary) (writer: "The Desert song")
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1933) - as Harbach)
 2005 Three Times (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie) (writer: "I Won't Dance" - as Otto Harbach)
 2005 Forsthaus Falkenau (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sonnwendfeier (2005) ... (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 2004/I Ray (lyrics: "Yesterdays")
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 2004 5x2 (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2003 A Foreign Affair (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer Lovey Mine" - as O.A. Hauerbach)
 2002 El cumple (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Harvach)
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (1933))
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 2000 What Women Want (writer: "I Won't Dance")
 2000 Love's Labour's Lost (lyrics: "I Won't Dance")
 1999 Man on the Moon (lyrics: "Rose Marie" (1924) - as Otto Harbach)
 1999 Dudley Do-Right (writer: "Indian Love Call" - as Otto Harbach)
 1999 Tea with Mussolini (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1999 October Sky (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1999/I Payback (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1998 Psycho (writer: "Indian Love Call")
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie) (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1997 Dusk 'til Dawn (writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes", "Yesterdays")
 1996 Mars Attacks! (writer: "Indian Love Call")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" (1908) - as Otto Harbach)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Weaker Sex (1995) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1995 Smoke (writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes" - as Otto Harbach)
 1995 Backfire! (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (lyrics: "Who")
 1994 Wild Reeds ("Smoke gets in your eyes")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (lyrics: "Who?" (1925) - uncredited)
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral (lyrics: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES" (1933) - as Harbach)
 1993 Addams Family Values (as Otto Harbach, "Indian Love Call")
 1992 Chaplin (as Otto Harbach, "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Magic Sword (1992) ... (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stand Up - April 30, 1959 (1992) ... (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1992 Anita (writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES")
 1992 Canary Brothers of Tondo (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1989-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- The Accident (1991) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
- How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation (1989) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1989 Always (lyrics: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES") / (writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES")
 1989 Kill Me Again (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 1989 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbach)
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "I Know That You Know" (1926))
 1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising (lyrics: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES")
 1988 Trading Hearts (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbasch)
 1988 Stars and Bars (lyrics: "Indian Love Call" - uncredited)
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
 1987 September (as Otto Harbach, "Who")
 1987 In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern (TV Movie) (writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Yesterdays")
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES")
 1987 Rock Odyssey (writer: "Yesterdays")
 1987 La Bamba (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbach) / (music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Otto Harbach)
 1987 Les Patterson Saves the World (lyrics: "Rose Marie" - uncredited)
 1986 Daar gaat de bruid (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited)
 1986 Night of the Creeps (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1985 'Allo 'Allo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Herr Flick's Revenge (1985) ... (lyrics: "Who?" - uncredited)
 1985 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.5 (1985) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Vodka")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Mounties", "Rose Marie", "Indian Love Call")
 1982 Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (lyrics: "I Won't Dance")
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- That's Show Biz (1981) ... (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine")
- Inga (1979) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call")
- Lil (1978) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call")
- The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan (1976) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
- Hawkeye (1976) ... (lyrics: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited)
 1979 Going Steady (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Better Think Twice (1978) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call" - uncredited)
- Down Sunnyside Lane (1978) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Archie's Grand Opening (1977) ... (writer: "Who? (Stole My Heart Away)" - uncredited)
 1976-1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Milton Berle (1977) ... (lyrics: "Who?")
- George Burns (1977) ... (lyrics: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited)
- Jim Nabors (1976) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call")
 1975-1977 The Waltons (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- The Hawk (1977) ... (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer")
- The Prophecy (1975) ... (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer")
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1933) - uncredited)
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village (writer: "Yesterdays")
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" (1908) - as Otto Harbach)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "Indian Love Call" (1924) - uncredited)
 1974 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Who?")
 1973 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Great British Dancing Finals (1973) ... (lyrics: "I Won't Dance")
 1973 American Graffiti (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1973 Baxter! (lyrics: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited)
 1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (lyrics: "Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes")
 1972 Fritz the Cat (writer: "Yesterdays" (1952))
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 1971 (1971) ... (lyrics: "Yesterdays", "The Tickle Toe" - uncredited)
 1970 Das Kaffeehaus (TV Movie) (writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1969 Roberta (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "You're Devastating")
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Coffin Too Frequent (1967) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1957-1966 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Can't Help Singing (1966) ... (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 31 August 1957 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race (lyrics: "The Desert Song" - uncredited)
 1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... (writer: "Indian Love Call" - uncredited)
 1964 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.36 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Fabulous Musicals (1963) ... (music: "Who?" - uncredited)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call", "Rose Marie" - uncredited)
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (1963) ... (lyrics: "Every Little Movement (Has A Meaning All Its Own)" - uncredited)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Little Miss Rich Witch (1962) ... (lyrics: "The Love Nest" - uncredited)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Item (1961) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1960 Tall Story (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" - uncredited)
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.2 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1958 An Evening with Fred Astaire (TV Movie) ("I Won't Dance")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... ("I Won't Dance")
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (lyrics: "Love Nest" - uncredited)
 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.7 (1956) ... (writer: "Rose Marie/Indian Love Call")
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
 1955 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Together with Music (1955) ... (lyrics: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited)
 1955 East of Eden (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" (1908) - uncredited)
 1955 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Public Speaker's Nightmare (1955) ... (lyrics: "Indian Love Call")
 1954 Deep in My Heart (lyrics: "It", "One Alone")
 1954 Rose Marie (lyrics: "Mounties", "Rose Marie", "Indian Love Call", "Totem Tom-Tom")
 1953 So This Is Love (lyrics: "The Tickle Toe" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Indian Love Call", "Tea for Two")
 1953 The Desert Song (lyrics: "One Alone", "The Riff Song", "If One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden", "The Desert Song", "Romance" - uncredited)
 1952 Lovely to Look At (lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Touch of Your Hand", "Yesterdays", "You're Devastating" - uncredited)
 1952 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gracie's Engagement Ring (1952) ... (writer: "Love Nest" - uncredited)
 1951 Love Nest (lyrics: "Love Nest" - uncredited)
 1951 On Moonlight Bay (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine", "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)" - uncredited)
 1951 Broadway Open House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 January 1951 (1951) ... (writer: "Yesterdays" - uncredited)
 1950 Tea for Two (lyrics: "No, No, Nanette" - as Otto Harbach)
 1949 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1949) ... (lyrics: "Song of the Flame (Don't Forget Me)" - as Otto Harbach)
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining (lyrics: "Who?" - uncredited)
 1948 June Bride (writer: "The Love Nest" - uncredited)
 1948 April Showers (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer", "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1948 My Girl Tisa (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1947 The Late George Apley (lyrics: "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)" - uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (lyrics: "Who?", "Sunny", "She Didn't Say 'Yes'", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Yesterdays" - uncredited)
 1946 The Jolson Story (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1945 Ain't That Ducky (Short) (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" - uncredited)
 1944 I Won't Play (Short) (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" (1908) - uncredited)
 1944 The Very Thought of You (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" - uncredited)
 1944 The Shining Future (Short) (writer: "One Alone")
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" - uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon (lyrics: "Every Little Movement" (1910) - uncredited)
 1943 The Desert Song (lyrics: "One Alone", "The Riff Song", "The Desert Song", "Romance")
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer")
 1943 Coney Island (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" - as O.A. Hauerbach)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (lyrics: "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)" (1910) - uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy (lyrics: "The Love Nest" (1920) - uncredited)
 1942 The Male Animal (lyrics: "Who?" (1925) - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" - uncredited)
 1941 Sunny (lyrics: "D'ye Love Me?", "Sunny", "Two Little Love Birds", "Who?")
 1940 One Night in the Tropics (lyrics: "Your Dream")
 1940 It All Came True (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" (1908) - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (lyrics: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" - uncredited)
 1937 The Firefly (lyrics: "SYMPATHY" (1937), "GIANNINA MIA" (1912), "WHEN A MAID COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR HEART" (1937), "I LOVE YOU DON DIEGO" (1912), "GIANNINA MIA: FINALE" (1912) - uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie (lyrics: "The Mounties" (1924), "Rose Marie" (1924), "Totem Tom-Tom" (1924) - uncredited)
 1935 Roberta (lyrics: "Let's Begin" (1933), "I'll Be Hard to Handle" (1933), "Yesterdays" (1933), "I Won't Dance" (1934), "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1933) - uncredited)
 1935 After Office Hours (writer: "I Watch The Love Parade" - uncredited)
 1934 The Flame Song (Short) (lyrics: "Song of the Flame", "The Cossack Love Song" (uncredited))
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (lyrics: "She Didn't Say Yes" (1931), "A New Love is Old" (1931), "The Night Was Made for Love" (1931), "I Watched the Love Parade" (1931), "Poor Pierrot" (1931), "The Breeze Kissed Your Hair" (1931), "One Moment Alone" (1931), "Try to Forget" (1931), "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing" (1933), "The Crystal Candelabra" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 The Secret of Madame Blanche (lyrics: "Jimmie" - uncredited)
 1932/I The Red Shadow (Short) (lyrics: "One Alone", "The Riff Song", "One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden" - uncredited)
 1930 Sunny (lyrics: "The Hunt Dance" (1925), "I Was Alone" (1925), "When We Get Our Divorce" (1925), "Who?" (1925), "Sunny" (1925), "D'Ya Love Me?" (1925), "Two Little Love Birds" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (Short) (lyrics: "Who?" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 Golden Dawn (lyrics: "The Whip" (1925), "My Bwanna" (1925), "We Two" (1925), "Dawn" (1925), "Mulungu Thabu" - uncredited)
 1930 The Song of the Flame (lyrics: "The Cossack Love Song", "Song of the Flame", "Wander Away")
 1930 The Cuckoos (lyrics: "Dancing the Devil Away" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Three Sisters (lyrics: "I Won't Dance")
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Stage Play: Wildflower. Musical. Book by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. Music by Herbert Stothart (also Musical Director) and Vincent Youmans. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Gowns / Costumes Designed by Charles Le Maire. Scenic Design by Gates & Morange. Choreographed by Dave Bennett. Directed by Oscar Eagle. ... See more »

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