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Moe Jaffe (1901–1972)

Songwriter ("Bell Bottom Trousers", "The Gypsy in My Soul", "If You Are But a Dream", "I'm My Own Grandpaw"), composer and author. He came to the USA in 1902 and was educated at the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he wrote Mask & Wig shows. He wrote songs for Broadway musicals, including "A Night in Venice" and ... See full bio »

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 2014/I Predestination (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
 2010-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Del McCoury Band (2013) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa" - uncredited)
- Jim Ed Brown (2010) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "I've Written A Letter To Daddy")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (writer: "Collegiate" - as M. Jaffe)
 2001 Last Orders (lyrics: "Gypsy in My Soul" (1938))
 1999/I Payback (writer: "If I Had My Life to Live Over")
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "If You Are But a Dream" (1941))
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bruce Forsyth (1976) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
- Ruth Buzzi (1976) ... (writer: "I Never Harmed An Onion (Onions Make Me Cry)")
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... ("Gypsy in My Soul")
 1965 Ice Capades of 1966 (TV Movie) (writer: "Gypsy In My Soul")
 1965 Fanfare (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (writer: "Gypsy In My Soul")
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1963) ... (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Eydie Gorme (1958) ... (lyrics: "Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1958 Six-Five Special (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1955 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.12 (1955) ... (writer: "Bell Bottom Trousers")
 1955 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Goldie, Fields and Glide (1954) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1948 The Arkansas Swing (writer: "The Whoopee Hat Brigade")
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (writer: "If You Are But a Dream" - uncredited)
 1945 Community Sing No. 12, Volume 10 (Short) (writer: "Bell Bottom Trousers")
 1943 Thumbs Up (writer: "Thumbs Up")
 1932 Horse Feathers (writer: "Collegiate" (1925) - uncredited)
 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1927 Waring's Pennsylvanians (Short) (writer: "Collegiate", "I Love the College Girls" - uncredited)
 1925 The Freshman (writer: "Collegiate" (1925))

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A Little Racketeer (1932). Musical comedy. Music by Haskell Brown. Material by Harry Clarke. From the German of F. Kalbfuss and R. Wilde. Lyrics by Edward Eliscu. Additional music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Musical Direction Maury Rubens. Featuring songs by Lee Wainer and Berenece Kazounoff. Featuring songs with lyrics by Earle ... See more »

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