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Ray Henderson (I) (1896–1970)

Songwriter ("The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Birth of the Blues", "Button Up Your Overcoat"), composer, pianist, publisher and producer, educated at the Chicago Conservatory. He was a pianist in dance bands and an arranger for New York publishing companies in vaudeville. In 1925, he joined B. G. DeSylva and Lew Brown as a songwriting team and ... See full bio »
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 2014 Mad Men (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Waterloo (2014) ... (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - uncredited)
 2013 Homeland (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Gerontion (2013) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2013 Adore (writer: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2012 Parental Guidance (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Seeds (2012) ... (writer: "I'm Sitting On Top of the World", "Lucky Day")
 2012 Lore (writer: "Don't Bring Lulu" - as Henderson)
 2012 Killing Them Softly (writer: "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries")
 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "The Help")
 2011/II Day of the Falcon (writer: "I'm Sitting On The Top of The World")
 2011 Water for Elephants (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Don't Tell Him What Happened To Me")
 2011 The Rite (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.101 (2010) ... (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie) (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (writer: "My Sin")
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "The Thrill is Gone")
 2009 My Sister's Keeper (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2009 Public Enemies (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926))
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (music: "Sonny Boy", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Come to Me", "If You Haven't Got Love", "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 2007 Ballet Shoes (TV Movie) (music: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 2007 The Water Horse (writer: "If I Had a Talking Picture of You")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1953), "Alabamy Bound")
 2006 The History Boys (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Perform (2006) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2006 Click (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2006 Future by Design (Documentary) (writer: "Live Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2005 King Kong (writer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2005 Two for the Money (writer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (music: "Sitting on Top of the World" (1925))
 2005 The Clan (music: "The Birth of the Blues")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (writer: "Black Bottom", "The Varsity Drag" - as Henderson)
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (music: "Birth of the Blues")
 2003 Alex & Emma (writer: "It All Depends on You")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ("Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2003 Northfork (writer: "It All Depends on You" (1926))
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free") / (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Holy Night (2002) ... (music: "Bye, Bye Blackbird")
 2002 People I Know (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926))
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 2001 Invincible (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" (1928))
  Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries") / (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2001 Enigma (music: "Black Bottom" (1926))
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 2000 Loser (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 1999 Dogma (writer: "Alabamy Bound")
 1999 Buena Vista Social Club (Documentary) (writer: "Black Bottom")
 1999 Skinnamarink TV (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Rhyme (1999) ... (music: "The Varsity Drag")
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "Dummy Song")
 1998 The Canadians (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ruby Keeler: The Queen of Nostalgia (1998) ... (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1998 Home Fries (writer: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" - uncredited)
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (writer: "THE THRILL IS GONE")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All?" (1929))
 1996 Jack (music: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1995 Cybill (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Odd Couples (1995) ... (music: "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" - uncredited)
 1995 Richard III (writer: "I'm Sitting On The Top Of The World")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "It All Depends On You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Capital of Baseball (1994) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Sunny Side Up")
 1993 King of the Hill (lyrics: "If I Had a Girl Like You" (1925)) / (music: "If I Had a Girl Like You" (1925))
 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1993 Delta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mom Comes to Town (1993) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1993 Twenty Bucks (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 1992 A River Runs Through It (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (writer: "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (music: "Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1991 Wild Blade (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1991 Billy Bathgate (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1990 Missing Persons (TV Movie) (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder (writer: "SONNY BOY" - as R. Henderson)
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Otis Regrets (1990) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1988 The Glory and Misery of Human Life (arranger: "Hold My Hand") / (writer: "Hold My Hand")
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
  Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1985) (music - 1 episode, 1985)
- And Baby Makes Breakfast (1985) ... (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up") / (music: "Sunny Side Up")
 1985 The Passing (music: "That Old Gang of Mine")
 1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo (music: "Alabamy Bound" (1925))
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "Button Up Your Overcoat" - as Henderson)
 1983 Phar Lap (music: "Follow the Swallow" - uncredited)
 1983 Zelig (lyrics: "Sunny Side Up" (1929)) / (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (1925), "Sunny Side Up" (1929), "Five Feet Two, Eyes of Blue" (1925))
 1983 The Survivors ("LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES")
 1983 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- El debut de las secretarias (1983) ... (music: "Bye, bye, blackbird")
 1983 Soolo suoraan sydämestä (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1982 It Came from Hollywood (Documentary) (music: "Turn on the Heat" - uncredited)
 1982 Lonely Hearts (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (music: "I Want to Be Bad" (1929), "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (1931))
 1981 Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (music: "Lucky Day", "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1981 George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special (TV Special) (writer: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1981 Das Boot (music: "Varsity Rag" - uncredited) / (writer: "Varsity Rag" - uncredited)
 1981 Mommie Dearest (as Henderson, "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World")
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1980 Melvin and Howard (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1980 Death and Transfiguration (Short) (writer: "It All Depends on You")
 1979 Something Short of Paradise (writer: "You Try Somebody Else")
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Lucky Day")
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
- Roger Miller (1979) ... (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
- Elke Sommer (1979) ... (music: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" - uncredited)
- Liberace (1978) ... (writer: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
- Lou Rawls (1977) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird") / (writer: "Sonny Boy")
- Steve Martin (1977) ... (music: "The Varsity Drag")
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1978 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy")
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie) (writer: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" - uncredited)
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1978 The Cheap Detective (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... (music: "Oh, You Nasty Man" - uncredited)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Mail Call Three (1978) ... (music: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandpa's Visit (1978) ... (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1977 Julia (music: "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" (1926) - uncredited)
 1976 The Ritz (music: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1974 The Front Page ("Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lou and That Woman (1974) ... (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1974 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 1 (1974) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (music: "The Varsity Drag" (1927) - uncredited)
 1974 The Great Gatsby (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1973-1974 The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Fulfillment (1974) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
- The Prize (1973) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1973 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Great British Dancing Finals (1973) ... (writer: "Don't Bring Lulu")
 1973 Paper Moon (music: "Sunnyside Up" (1929) - uncredited)
 1973 Class of '44 (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1973 An Evening with Marlene Dietrich (Documentary) (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 1972 Liza with a Z (TV Special) (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1972 The Ruling Class (writer: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 September 1971 (1971) ... (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen? (writer: "Animal Crackers in My Soup", "Oh, You Nasty Man", "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1967-1970 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 October 1967 (1967) ... (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Together" - uncredited)
 1970 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 1970 (1970) ... (music: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Boots, Boots, Boots (1970) ... (lyrics: "If I Had A Talking Picture Of You" - uncredited)
 1970 The Partridge Family (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Whatever Happened to the Old Songs? (1970) ... (music: "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1969) ... (music: "It All Depends On You", "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927) - uncredited)
 1968 Isadora (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1968 Anzio (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
 1968 Magic of Marlene (TV Movie) (music: "You're The Cream In My Coffee")
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Girl of Our Dreams (1968) ... (music: "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" - uncredited)
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy and Carol Burnett: Part 2 (1967) ... (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1967 The Cool Ones (writer: "Birth of the Blues")
 1967 Stimulantia (writer: "Sunny Side Up" (segment "Upptäckten") - uncredited)
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1965) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode #2.13 (1965) ... (writer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (lyrics: "If I Had a Picture of You")
 1965 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (music: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... (music: "That Old Gang of Mine" - uncredited)
 1964 Filmmaking on the Riviera (Documentary short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (writer: "If I Had A Talking Picture of You")
 1964 Judy Garland in Concert (Documentary) (music: "Lucky Day")
 1960-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #17.21 (1964) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.20 (1964) ... (music: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
- Episode #13.43 (1960) ... (music: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... (music: "Birth of the Blues")
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1963) ... (music: "The Birth of the Blues")
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (music: "Bye, Bye Blackbird")
 1963 Palm Springs Weekend (music: "Bye, Bye, Blackbird")
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (music: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1963 The Lively Ones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1963) ... (writer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1963 Hazel (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- I've Been Singing All My Life (1963) ... (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- School for Traitors (1963) ... (music: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
  The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1962) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Episode #7.3 (1962) ... (music: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (writer: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1962 Honey's Money (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (writer: "History of Musical Comedy)
 1962 Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody (TV Movie) (music: "If I Had a Talking Picture of You" - uncredited)
 1962 Tender Is the Night (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)" - uncredited)
 1959-1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Jack Followed Home (1961) ... (music: "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" - uncredited)
- Pasadena Fan Club (1959) ... (music: "Everybody Loves Our Jack" - uncredited)
 1961 The Last Hungry Cat (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Layoff Charley (1960) ... (music: "Black Bottom" - uncredited)
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Swan Song for a Hero (1960) ... (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1960 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.35 (1960) ... (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1958-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 May 1960 (1960) ... (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... (music: "Don't Bring Lulu" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (music: "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 October 1958 (1958) ... (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 6 episodes, 1953 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Rusty's Advice to Linda (1960) ... (music: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- Nightclub Owners (1960) ... (music: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- The Reunion (1958) ... (writer: "That Old Gang Of Mine" - uncredited)
- Linda's Tonsils (1958) ... (music: "It All Depends On You" - uncredited)
- Two Sleepy People (1957) ... (music: "The Birth Of The Blues" - uncredited)
 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 May 1960 (1960) ... (music: "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (writer: "Together" - uncredited)
 1959 The FBI Story (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie) (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.15 (1959) ... (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
 1958 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 October 1958 (1958) ... (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1958 Universal Special: The Wildest (Short) (music: "The Birth of the Blues")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (music: "Sunny Side Up" - uncredited)
 1957 Peyton Place (music: "Keep Your Sunny Side Up" (1929) - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (music: "The Birth of the Blues", "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1957 Birds Anonymous (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1957 Fox-Terror (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.27 (1957) ... (music: "Lucky Day")
- Episode #1.17 (1957) ... (music: "It All Depends on You")
 1957 Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1957 (1957) ... (music: "You're the Cream in My Coffee")
 1957 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.29 (1957) ... (music: "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1956 90 Day Wondering (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1956 Wideo Wabbit (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free (music: "Lucky Day", "If I Had a Talking Picture of You", "Here Am I, Broken Hearted", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Good News", "You're the Cream in My Coffee", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Lucky in Love", "Black Bottom", "Birth of the Blues", "Sonny Boy", "Follow Thru", "One More Time", "Thank Your Father", "This Is the Missus", "Together", "It All Depends on You", "You Try Somebody Else (We'll Be Back Together Again)", "Without Love")
 1956 Millionaire Droopy (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1956 He Laughed Last (writer: "Strike me Pink")
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" - uncredited)
 1955 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "The Birth of the Blues")
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "It All Depends On You", "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)" - uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born (music: "Black Bottom" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1949-1953 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #6.3 (1953) ... (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... (music: "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.42 (1949) ... (music: "The Varsity Drag")
 1953 Hare Trimmed (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 1953 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 May 1953 (1953) ... (music: "Five Foot Two")
 1953 So You Want to Learn to Dance (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (music: "The Birth Of The Blues" - uncredited)
 1953 Forward March Hare (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 The Jazz Singer (writer: "The Birth of the Blues")
 1952 Farlig kurva (music: "Why Did I Kiss That Girl?" (1924) - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ricky Loses His Voice (1952) ... (music: "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" - uncredited)
 1952 Mouse-Warming (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 Castle in the Air (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1952 Hoppy-Go-Lucky (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 Oily Hare (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal (writer: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" - uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 Orange Blossoms for Violet (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 Belles on Their Toes (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)", "Don't Bring Lulu")
 1952 Kiddin' the Kitten (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (writer: "ALABAMY BOUND")
 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.25 (1952) ... (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 1952 Thumb Fun (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1952) ... (music: "Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1951 The Prize Pest (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (music: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1951 Droopy's Good Deed (Short) (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1951 The Naughty Twenties (Documentary short) (music: "Black Bottom" - uncredited)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage (writer: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" - uncredited)
 1950 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1950) ... (music: "Button Up Your Overcoat" - uncredited)
 1950 Dog Gone South (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1950 8 Ball Bunny (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1949 Bye, Bye Bluebeard (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1949 Thieves' Highway (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)" - uncredited)
 1949 Wags to Riches (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything (music: "The Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Bam Bam Bamy Shore", "Don't Bring Lulu", "The Birth of the Blues")
 1948 The Return of Wildfire (music: "The Old Sombrero")
 1948 The Street with No Name (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1948 Old Rockin' Chair Tom (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (1925))
 1948 Bill and Coo (music: "Tweet-Tweet")
 1947 Good News (music: "Good News", "Tait Song", "Be a Ladies' Man", "Lucky in Love", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "Varsity Drag" - uncredited)
 1947 Birth of a Notion (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (music: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 1946 The Jolson Story (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1946 So You Want to Play the Horses (Short) (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1946 Okay for Sound (Documentary short) (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals (music: "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries")
 1944 Birdy and the Beast (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1944 Happy-Go-Nutty (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting On Top Of the World")
 1944 The Bodyguard (Short) (writer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 1944 Since You Went Away (music: "Together" (1928) - uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926) - uncredited)
 1944 Show Business (music: "Alabamy Bound" (1924) - uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (music: "Has Anybody Seen My Girl?" (1925) - uncredited)
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block (lyrics: "My Song") / (music: "My Song")
 1943 Cavalcade of Dance (Short) (music: "Black Bottom" (1926) - uncredited)
 1943 Shantytown (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1943 Dumb-Hounded (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting On Top of the World")
 1943 He's My Guy (writer: "On the Old Assembly Line")
 1942 Broadway (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
 1942 Roxie Hart (music: " (Here Am I) Broken Hearted", "Black Bottom")
 1941 Babes on Broadway (music: "Alabamy Bound" (1925) - uncredited)
 1941 Unholy Partners (music: "It All Depends on You")
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1941 Minstrel Days (Short) (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
 1941 Penny Serenade (writer: "Just a Memory")
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark (music: "Up the Chimney Go My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1941 Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (music: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl)?" (1925) - uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926) - uncredited)
 1938 Hard to Get (music: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (music: "Animal Crackers in My Soup")
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (music: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid (writer: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1936 King of Burlesque (music: "Alabamy Bound" (1925) - uncredited)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy! (music: "Oh, You Nasty Man")
 1935 Curly Top (music: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" (1935), "When I Grow Up" (1935), "Curly Top" (1935), "It's All So New to Me" (1935), "The Simple Things in Life" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (music: "Black Bottom" (1926) - uncredited)
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder (music: "So Nice" - uncredited)
 1934 Four Parts (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals (music: "Nasty Man", "Sweet and Simple", "Hold My Hand", "Six Women", "So Nice", "My Dog Loves Your Dog", "Every Day Is Father's Day With Baby", "Following In Mother's Footsteps")
 1934 Oliver the Eighth (Short) (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (1925) - uncredited)
 1933 Buddy's Show Boat (Short) (music: "Bam Bam Bammy Shore" - uncredited)
 1933 Crashing the Gate (Short) (music: "St. Louis Blues")
 1933 Grand Slam (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #4 (Short) (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - uncredited)
 1932 Bosko the Drawback (Short) (music: "This Is the Missus")
 1932 Doctor X (music: "Black Bottom" (1926) - uncredited)
 1932 You Try Somebody Else (Short) (music: "YOU TRY SOMEBODY ELSE (WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN)")
 1932 Two Seconds (music: "Lucky Day" - uncredited)
 1932 The Hatchet Man (music: "Alabamy Bound" - uncredited)
 1931 The Two Barks Brothers (Short) (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ (music: "Don't Tell Her What Happened to Me" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 The Cisco Kid (writer: "My Tonia")
 1931 One More Time (Short) (music: "One More Time" - uncredited)
 1931 Five Star Final (music: "One More Time" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 A Holy Terror (music: " (I'M A DREAMER) AREN'T WE ALL?", "I AM THE WORDS (YOU ARE THE MUSIC)")
 1931 That Old Gang of Mine (Short) (music: "THAT OLD GANG OF MINE")
 1931 Indiscreet (music: "If You Haven't Got Love", "Come to Me" - uncredited)
 1931 Ups 'n Downs (Short) (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1931 Ain't Nature Grand! (Short) (music: "Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me" - uncredited)
 1930 Follow the Leader (music: "Broadway (The Heart of the World)")
 1930 Box Car Blues (Short) (music: "Alabamy Bound" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 One Good Turn (Short) ("Don't Tell Her What Happened to Me")
 1930 Just Imagine (music: "(There's Something About) An Old-Fashioned Girl" (1930), "Mothers Ought to Tell Their Daughters" (1930), " (I Am the Words) You Are the Melody" (1930), "The Drinking Song" (1930), "Never Swat a Fly" (1930), "The Romance of Elmer Stremingway" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Hold Anything (Short) (music: "Don't Hold Everything" - uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru (music: "Button Up Your Overcoat", "You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?", "I Want to Be Bad")
 1930 Good News (music: "Good News" (1927), "The Varsity Drag" (1927), "Tait Song" (1927), "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927), "He's a Ladies' Man" (1927), "Students Are We" (1927) - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Pond (music: "Lucky Day")
 1930 Hold Everything ("You're The Cream In My Coffee", "To Know You Is To Love You", "Don't Hold Everything")
 1929 Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (Short) (music: "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1929 Sunnyside Up (music: " (I'M A DREAMER) AREN'T WE ALL?", "YOU FIND THE TIME AND I'LL FIND THE PLACE", "YOU'VE GOT ME PICKIN' PETALS OFF O' DAISIES", "SUNNY SIDE UP", "TURN ON THE HEAT", "IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU", "IT'S GREAT TO BE NECKED")
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (music: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926) - uncredited)
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (writer: "You're The Cream In My Coffee")
 1929 Say It with Songs (music: "I'm in Seventh Heaven", "Little Pal", "Used to You" - uncredited) / (writer: "Why Can't You", "Back in Your Own Backyard" - uncredited)
 1929 Harry Fox and His Six American Beauties (Short) (music: "Belles of Hotels" - uncredited)
 1929 Blackmail ("Sonny Boy" (1928), uncredited) / (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927) - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (music: "Sonny Boy" (1928) - uncredited)
 1928 In Old Arizona (music: "My Tonia")
 1928 Show People (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (1925) - uncredited)
 1928 Song Impressions (Short) (music: "It All Depends on You" - uncredited)
 1928 The Singing Fool (music: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "It All Depends on You", "Sonny Boy" - uncredited)
 1928 Dorothy Whitmore (Short) (music: "For Old Time's Sake", "Mammy Is Gone")
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters (music: " (Here Am I) Broken Hearted" - uncredited)
 1928 The Ham What Am (Short) (music: "Magnolia" - uncredited)
 1928 Banjoland (Short) (music: "Together" - uncredited)
 1928 Down South (Short) (music: "Together" - uncredited)
 1928/II Abe Lyman and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Varsity Drag")
 1927 Broadway's Queen of Jazz (Short) ("Oh Baby, Don't We Get Along ?")
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Stage Play: Flying High. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. Book by John McGowan, Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Directed by George White and Edward C. Lilley. Apollo Theatre: 3 Mar 1930- 3 Jan 1931 (355 performances). Cast: Joanna Allen (as "Ensemble"), Andy ... See more »

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