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DuBose Heyward (1885–1940)

Lyricist ("Summertime") and author, educated in public schools and in the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Norh Carolina. He was the author of several poems, novels and more, and joined ASCAP in 1936; his chief musical collaborators were George Gershwin and Ira ... See full bio »

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 2006-2015 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 3 (2015) ... (writer: "Summertime")
- Auditions 6 (2006) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2014 Cilla (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2013 Per un futur sense Alzheimer (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Summertime")
 2013 Labor Day (writer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Summertime", "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "I Loves You, Porgy")
 2012 Hello I Must Be Going (writer: "I Got Plenty 'O Nuttin' (Porgy and Bess - Act 2)")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Results (4 Eliminated) (2010) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Video) (writer: "Summertime")
 2007 The Band's Visit (lyrics: "Summertime")
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Stage 5 (2007) ... (writer: "Summertime")
- The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (1999) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2007 For the Bible Tells Me So (Documentary) (writer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 2006 Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Summertime")
 2006 7th Heaven (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Magic of Gershwin (2006) ... (lyrics: "Summertime")
 2005 América (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 March 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 2004 Body Confusion (lyrics: "Summertime")
 2004 Today (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 May 2004 (2004) ... (lyrics: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 2004 Still Standing (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Still Seceding (2004) ... (lyrics: "Summertime")
 2003 Stuck on You (writer: "Summertime" - as Du Bose Heyward)
 2003 Narodnyy artist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2003) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Summer Time! (2003) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 2003 I'll Be There (writer: "Summertime" - as Dubose)
 2002 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- New Year's Eve All-Gershwin Concert (2002) ... (lyrics: "Selections from 'Porgy and Bess'")
 2002 Spartacus and Kalashnikov (writer: "Summertime")
 2002 Hart's War (writer: "Summertime")
 2000 Chocolat (writer: "Summertime")
 1999 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Singapore to Bangkok (1999) ... (lyrics: "Summertime")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (writer: "Summertime" (1935))
 1998 Zingo (lyrics: "SUMMER TIME") / (music: "SUMMER TIME")
 1998 There's Something About Mary (writer: "Summertime")
 1998 Composition for Victory Day (lyrics: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 1998 My Giant (writer: "I Got Plenty O'Nuttin")
 1994 The War (writer: "Summertime" - as Dubose)
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Porgy and Bess (1993) ... (lyrics: "Summertime", "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing", "Here Come de Honey Man", "They Pass By Singin'", "The Crap Game", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Overflow, Overflow", "My Man's Gone Now", "Oh, the Train is at the Station", "I Ain't Got No Shame", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "What You Want With Bess?", "O Doctor Jesus", "Street Vendors' Cries", "Clara, Clara", "Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way")
 1993 Cracker (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (1993) ... (writer: "Summertime")
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (1993) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Bride of the Monster (1993) ... (lyrics: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" - uncredited)
 1991 The Indian Runner (writer: "SUMMERTIME")
 1991 Satana (writer: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 1991 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- American Night with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic ... (lyrics: "Selections from 'Porgy and Bess'")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (lyrics: "'Summertime' from 'Porgy and Bess'" - as Dubose Hayward)
 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Got Plenty of Nothing")
 1981 American Pop (lyrics: "Summertime")
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) ... (lyrics: "I Loves You Porgy" - uncredited)
 1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Bess You Is My Woman Now")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'")
 1972-1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
- Episode dated 15 March 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'")
- Episode dated 26 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 1967 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Alumni Reunion (1967) ... (lyrics: "My Man's Gone Now")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "Summertime")
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... (lyrics: "I Love You, Porgy")
 1959-1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #13.35 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Summertime" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.4 (1959) ... (lyrics: "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" - uncredited)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (lyrics: "Summertime", "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing", "Here Come de Honey Man", "They Pass By Singin'", "The Crap Game", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "My Man's Gone Now", "I Ain't Got No Shame", "What You Want With Bess?", "O Doctor Jesus", "Street Vendors' Cries", "God and Me", "Clara, Clara", "Morning Sounds", "Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way")
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.30 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Summertime" - uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (lyrics: "Summertime", "It Ain't Necessarily So" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Dorothy Heyward "Mamba's Daughters", produced on Broadway. Based on his novel. Featuring songs by Jerome Kern. Directed / produced by Guthrie McClintic. Empire Theatre: 3 Jan 1939-May 1939 (closing date unknown/162 performances). Cast: Oliver Barbour (as "The Prosecuting Attorney"; final Broadway role), Edna Beane, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the creative process involved in developing "Porgy and Bess"] The brothers Gershwin [George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin], after their extraordinary fashion, would get at the piano, pound, wrangle, swear, burst into weird snatches of song and eventually emerge with polished lyrics.

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