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Al Hoffman (1902–1960)

Prolific songwriter ("Heartaches", "Allegheny Moon"), composer, author and drummer. He came to the USA in 1908 and was educated at Franklyn High School in Seattle, Washington. He led his own band in Seattle, then came to New York in 1928 where he was a drummer in night club orchestras. Journeying to England in 1934, he wrote the London stage ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes")
 2013 Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Doorway, Part 2 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song" - uncredited)
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... (writer: "Secretly" - uncredited)
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Real Thing (2012) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5 Part 2 (2012) ... (writer: "So This is Love")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2012 The Last Elvis (lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Video Game) (writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (1949), "A Very Merry Un-birthday (The Un-birthday Song)" (1951))
 2010 Disney Sing It: Family Hits (Video Game) (writer: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (The Magic Song)", "So This Is Love", "Cue 2: The Work Song")
 2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Video Game) (music: "BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO")
 2009 Everybody's Fine (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (writer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 2008 The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (TV Movie documentary) (music: "A Whale of a Tale" - uncredited)
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Ex (2008) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2008 Camino (writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo")
 2008 Humph's Last Stand (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mairzy Dotes")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (lyrics: "There's No Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2008 A Trip to Swadades (writer: "Mairzy Dotes")
 2007 The Little Traitor (writer: "Heartaches")
 2006 Infamous (writer: "Heartaches")
 2006 Click (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" (1954))
 2006 Stick It (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2005 These Foolish Things (writer: "This'll Make You Whistle")
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Hawaii Wedding Song")
 2004 Going the Distance (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2004 Cashback (Short) (writer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)")
 2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous (TV Movie) (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2003 Bad Santa (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" (1954))
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2003) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2003 Anger Management (writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)")
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Humilithon (2002) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (Video) (music: "Put It Together", "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo")
 2002 Uncle Frank (Documentary) (music: "Heartaches")
 2001 Charlotte Gray (writer: "Black Eyed Susan Brown")
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Person (2001) ... (writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 2001 Town & Country (writer: "You're Gonna See a Lot of Me")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "Mairzy Doats")
 2000 The Cell (writer: "MAIRZY DOATS")
 2000 Restless (writer: "Sydänsuruja (Heartaches)")
 2000 Two Family House (writer: "There's No Tomorrow" (1949), "Papa Loves Mambo" (1954) - as A. Hoffman)
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die")
 1998 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All (Video short) (music: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1997 Paws (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1997 Florentine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1997) ... (writer: "Mi Ze Dofek Ba-Delet")
 1996 Walt Disney World Explorer (Video Game) (writer: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes")
 1996 The Pallbearer (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Takes Two to Tango")
 1994 Paint Cans (writer: "Heartaches" - as Hoffman)
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "Fit as a Fiddle" (1932) - uncredited)
 1993 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The House Meets the Mouse: Part 2 (1993) ... (writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes")
 1992 My Cousin Vinny (writer: "SECRETLY", "ARE YOU REALLY MINE")
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Mairzy Doats")
 1991 For the Boys (writer: "I Apologize")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (Video short) (lyrics: "A Whale of a Tale")
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1989 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Fun with Music (Video short) (lyrics: "Fun With Music")
 1988 Aloha Summer (writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Hawaii (1988) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 1987 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities (Video short) (lyrics: "Cinderella Work Song) / (music: "Cinderella Work Song)
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "Mairzy Doats" (1943))
 1986 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Video short) (lyrics: "The Unbirthday Song") / (music: "The Unbirthday Song", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo")
 1986 Ursula (writer: "Sydänsuruja (Heartaches)")
 1986 Living Seas (TV Movie) (music: "A Whale of a Tale")
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (writer: "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo")
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cold Comfort (1985) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1984 Viimeinen keikka (TV Movie) (writer: "Sydänsuruja")
 1984 Maria's Lovers (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - as Hoffman)
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village ("Heartaches")
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Heartaches" (1931))
 1978 Bobby Vinton's Rock 'n Rollers (TV Movie) (writer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)")
  All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1971)
- Love Comes to the Butcher (1978) ... (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
- Gloria Poses in the Nude (1971) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Your Hit Parade (1978) ... (music: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake")
- George (1974) ... (music: "Fit as a Fiddle")
- Henry, Please Come Home (1972) ... (writer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" - uncredited)
  Martine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1977) (music - 1 episode, 1977)
- Martine X (1977) ... (lyrics: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo") / (music: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo")
 1976 Slumber Party '57 (writer: "Allegheny Moon")
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Movie) (writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust ("EVERYTHING'S IN RHYTHM WITH MY HEART")
 1973 The Generation Game (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (1973) ... (writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)" - uncredited)
 1973 Class of '44 (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats") / (music: "Mairzy Doats")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 1972 The Ruling Class (writer: "Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats" - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (writer: "Hot Diggity")
 1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Almost Annual Charity Show (1966) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song" - uncredited)
 1965 Ship of Fools (lyrics: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear") / (music: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear")
 1965 36 Hours (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.391 (1964) ... (writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1964 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair (1964) ... (writer: "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - uncredited)
 1961 Sing Along with Mitch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 December 1961 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii (writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song")
 1956-1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.6 (1958) ... (music: "Heartaches")
- Episode #6.31 (1956) ... (music: "Heartaches")
 1957 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day" - uncredited)
 1957 This Could Be the Night (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" - uncredited)
 1954-1956 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 June 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "Hot Diggity")
- Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "Hot Diggity")
- Episode dated 4 December 1954 (1954) ... (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1956 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.23 (1956) ... (writer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)")
 1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Musical Version (1955) ... (writer: "I Love Her, That's Why" - uncredited)
 1954 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (music: "A Whale of a Tale")
 1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1953) ... (writer: "There's No Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1953 A Mouse Divided (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1953 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tuba Incident (1953) ... (writer: "Takes Two To Tango" - uncredited)
 1952 Ikiru (writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" - uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (music: "Fit as a Fiddle" (1932))
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway ("There's No Tomorrow")
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die")
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (writer: "A Very Merry Un-birthday (The Un-birthday Song)" (1951) - uncredited)
 1950 Cinderella (lyrics: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (1949), "So This Is Love" (1949), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (1949), "Cinderella" (1949), "The Work Song" (1949), "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" (1949) - uncredited) / (music: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (1949), "So This Is Love" (1949), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (1949), "Cinderella" (1949), "The Work Song" (1949), "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" (1949) - uncredited) / (writer: "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" - uncredited)
 1950 Montana (writer: "Reckon I'm in Love")
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited)
 1948 Music Man (writer: "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day")
 1947 Rose of Santa Rosa (writer: "Rose of Santa Rosa")
 1947 Community Sing 9651: Heartaches (Short) (music: "Heartaches")
 1947 Heartaches (writer: "Heartaches")
 1946 Cinderella Jones (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short) (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1945 A Gruesome Twosome (Short) (music: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited)
 1944 The Big Noise (writer: "Mairzy Doats" (1943) - uncredited)
 1944 Swing in the Saddle (writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (lyrics: "Machine Gun Song" (1943) - uncredited) / (music: "Machine Gun Song" (1943) - uncredited)
 1943 Tortoise Wins by a Hare (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love (writer: "Let's Hitch a Horsie To The Automobile")
 1941 Elmer's Pet Rabbit (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" - uncredited)
 1940 A Gander at Mother Goose (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
 1940 Suicide Legion (writer: "Sunset In Vienna", "We'll Never Run Short Of Love")
 1940 The Hardship of Miles Standish (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1940 'Til We Meet Again (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" (1939) - uncredited) / (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" (1932) - uncredited)
 1940 Elmer's Candid Camera (Short) (music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited)
 1939 The Film Fan (Short) (music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited)
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (writer: "Half and Half" - uncredited)
 1939 Shipyard Sally (writer: "It's Written All Over You" - uncredited)
 1939 Porky's Picnic (Short) (music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited)
 1939 A Girl Must Live (writer: "Gangway")
 1939 Prest-O Change-O (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" (1935) - uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest (writer: "If It Wasn't For An Early", "Turn On The Lovelight")
 1939 Murder in the Night (writer: "Turn on the Lovelight", "If It Wasn't for an Early Bird" - uncredited)
 1938 Listen, Darling (lyrics: "On the Bumpy Road to Love" (1938)) / (music: "On the Bumpy Road to Love" (1938))
 1938 Hold My Hand (writer: "Turn On The Love Light")
 1938 Three on a Weekend (writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Gangway", "Lord And Lady Whoozis" - uncredited)
 1937 Splinters in the Air (lyrics: "Watching the Stars" - as Hoffman) / (music: "Watching the Stars" - as Hoffman)
 1937 The Girl Was Young (writer: "No One Can Like the Drummer Man" - as Hoffman, uncredited)
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short) (writer: "There's Always a Happy Ending")
 1937 Rhythm Racketeer (writer: "RHYTHM RACKETEER", "SEVEN DIFFERENT SWEETIES A WEEK", "YOU STRUCK THE RIGHT NOTE" - as Hoffman)
 1937 The Melody Maker (writer: "Sweet Muchacha" - uncredited)
 1937 Gangway (writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Lord and Lady Whoozis", "Moon or No Moon", "Gangway")
 1937 Backstage (writer: "Stranded", "Stay Awhile")
 1937 Married Before Breakfast (music: "Fit as a Fiddle" (1932) - uncredited)
 1937 Porky and Gabby (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
 1937 Take My Tip (writer: "I Was Anything But Sentimental", "Birdie Out of a Cage")
 1937 Girl in the Street (writer: "Jingle of the Jungle", "The Eyes of the World Are Upon You")
 1937 Good Morning, Boys (writer: "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?", "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?" (uncredited))
 1937 You're in the Army Now (writer: "Turning the Town Upside Down")
 1936 Don't Look Now (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
 1936 Jack of All Trades (writer: "Tap Your Tootsies", "You're Sweeter Than You Thought You Were", "Where There's You, There's Me" - as A. Hoffman)
 1936 Porky in the North Woods (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee")
 1936 This'll Make You Whistle (writer: "I'm in a Dancing Mood", "There Isn't Any Limit to My Love", "Without Rhythm", "You've Got the Wrong Rhumba", "I'm Never Too Busy for You", "Cocktail Time", "Keep Your Eye on the Sky", "I Don't Give a Continental", "I Make a Motion", "My Red Letter Day", "Crazy with Love")
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife (writer: "Meet Me in the Gloaming" (1933) - uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Ship (Short) (writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
 1936 When Knights Were Bold ("I'M STILL DREAMING", "LET'S PUT SOME PEOPLE TO WORK")
 1935 A Fire Has Been Arranged (writer: "It Doesn't Cost A Thing To Smile", "The Latest Members Of The Fire Brigade")
 1935 Hyde Park Corner (writer: "Did You Get That Out of a Book?", "You Don't Know the Half of It")
 1935 Come Out of the Pantry ("Everything Stops for Tea", "From One Minute to Another")
 1935 First a Girl (writer: "Little Silkworm", "It's Written All Over Your Face", "I Can Wiggle My Ears", "Say The Word And It's Yours", "Every thing's In Rhythm With My Heart", "Half and Half", "Londonola" - as A.Hoffman)
 1935 Peg of Old Drury (writer: "A Little Dash of Dublin")
 1935 Stormy Weather (writer: "Tell Me With Your Eyes")
 1935 Squibs (writer: "Squibs", "One Way Street", "Have You Ever Have The Feeling You're Flying?", "The Londonola")
 1935 Heat Wave (writer: "If Your Father Only Knew", "San Felipe" - uncredited)
 1935 All-Star Vaudeville (Short) (writer: "Why Don't You Practice What You Preach" - uncredited)
 1935 Car of Dreams (writer: "Car of Dreams")
 1935 She Shall Have Music (writer: "The Band That Jack Built", "Moanin' Minnie", "Sailing Along on a Carpet of Clouds", "Nothin' on Earth", "Don't Ask Me Any Questions", " (Do The) Runaround", "May All Your Troubles Be Little Ones", "My First Thrill")
 1934 The Chases of Pimple Street (Short) (writer: "You Gotta Give Credit to Love" - uncredited)
 1934 Buddy the Dentist (Short) (writer: "He's a Humdinger" - uncredited)
 1934 Marie Galante (writer: "Serves Me Right for Treating You Wrong")
 1934 Kansas City Princess (music: "Better to Love You, My Dear" - uncredited)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short) (lyrics: "Jimmy Had a Nickel") / (music: "Jimmy Had a Nickel")
 1933 The Son of Kong (writer: "Fit As a Fiddle" - uncredited)
 1933 College Coach (writer: "Meet Me in the Gloaming" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face (writer: "Meet Me In The Gloaming" - uncredited)
 1933 The Magic Mummy (Short) (music: "The Cop on the Beat, the Man in the Moon, and Me" - uncredited)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short) (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited)
 1932 Hollywood on Parade No. A-2 (Short) (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear")
 1932 Jewel Robbery (writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" (1932) - uncredited)
 1931 Darn Tootin' (Short) (writer: "I Apologize" - uncredited)
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed (lyrics: "Ya Got Love" - uncredited) / (music: "Ya Got Love" - uncredited)
 1929 Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman (Short) (music: "In the Hush of the Night" - uncredited)
 1929 The Roof Garden Revue (Short) (writer: "Over the Garden Wall" - uncredited)
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Samuel Lerner, Al Goodhart, Guy Bolton, Thompson, Douglas Furber and his musical, "Going Greek," was performed at the Gaiety Theatre in London, England with Leslie Henson, Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Mary Lawson, Gavin Gordon, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, and Debroy Somers and his band in the cast. See more »
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Brother of character actor David Hoffman. See more »

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Libra

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