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Isham Jones (1894–1956)

While his name may have begun to slip from public consciousness, many of the songs written by Isham (pronounced "Eye-sham") Jones continue to live on. He put out more than a hundred, many of them musical standards, like "It Had To Be You", "Swinging Down the Lane", "How Many Tears Must Fall", "I'll See You in My Dreams", "On the Alamo", "Thanks ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "There Is No Greater Love")
 2013 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2013) ... (writer: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Resignation (2013) ... (performer: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
- The Pony (2012) ... (writer: "Wabash Blues" - uncredited)
- Blue Bell Boy (2012) ... (music: "Swingin' Down The Lane" - uncredited)
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5: Side by Side Challenge (2013) ... (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.8 (2012) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.53 (2010) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.6 (2009) ... (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams")
 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Documentary) (music: "It Had To Be You")
 2008 College Road Trip (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2008) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 2007 Saneamento Básico, O Filme (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2006) ... (writer: "I'll See You In my Dreams")
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 2005 Edy (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Empty Child (2005) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie) (music: "I'll See You In My Dreams")
 2004 It's the Cat (Short) (music: "It's the Cat")
 2003 I'll See You in My Dreams (Short) (writer: I'll See You In My Dreams)
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 2001 The Anniversary Party (writer: "There Is No Greater Love")
 2001 How Harry Met Sally... (Video short documentary) (writer: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 2000 MTV Unplugged: Ballads (Video short) (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924))
 1999 Eyes Wide Shut (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924))
 1998 The Impostors (performer: "It's Funny to Everyone But Me") / (writer: "It's Funny to Everyone But Me")
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles (1997) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Twenties (1997) ... (music: "It Had to be You" - uncredited)
 1997 The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 July 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (1996) ... (writer: "I'll See You in My Dreams")
 1994 Midnight Run for Your Life (TV Movie) (writer: "IT HAD TO BE YOU")
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Dough Dough Boys/Boot Camping/General Boo-Regard (1993) ... (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
- Chalkboard Bungle/Hurray for Slappy/The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His Music (1993) ... (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1992 The House of Eliott (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1992) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1992 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- In the Army/Powdered Toastman (1992) ... (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 1992 The Babe (performer: "Stardust")
 1992 Ruby (writer: "IT HAD TO BE YOU")
  Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode, 1988) (music - 1 episode, 1990)
- It's a Wonderful Life (1990) ... (music: "It Had To Be You")
- Second Time Around (1988) ... ("It Had to Be You")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1988 Crossing Delancey (music: "IT HAD TO BE YOU")
 1987 High Tide (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1987 Wish You Were Here (music: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 1985 The Passing (writer: "Indiana Moon Waltz")
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (music: "I'll Never Have to Dream Again" (1932))
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (music: "It Had To Be You")
 1980 Stardust Memories (writer: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924))
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1978 Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (TV Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Sweetest Thing (1978) ... (music: "You've Got Me Crying Again" - uncredited)
 1976-1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde (1978) ... (writer: "Swingin' Down the Lane" - uncredited)
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1976) ... (writer: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1977 Annie Hall (music: "It Had To Be You" (1924))
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (TV Special) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1974 The Great Gatsby (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1974 Colditz (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Senior American Officer (1974) ... (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1971 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 July 1971 (1971) ... (music: "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" - uncredited)
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen (music: "You're in the Army Now" - uncredited)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (writer: "It Had To Be You")
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Movie) (music: "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)")
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- I Wed Three Wives (1960) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
- Murder, Anyone? (1960) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1959-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 May 1960 (1960) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (music: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (writer: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (music: "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" - uncredited)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1956 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack's Maxwell Is Stolen (1956) ... (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine" - uncredited)
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (writer: "It Had to Be You")
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- New Recruits (1955) ... (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1955 Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (Short) (music: "It Had To Be You" - uncredited)
 1954 Bewitched Bunny (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1954 Muzzle Tough (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1954 Little Boy Boo (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1954 Wild Wife (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1954 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Movie) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1952 The Super Snooper (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams (music: "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)", "It Had to Be You", "Swingin' Down the Lane", "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams")
 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1951) ... (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1950 South Sea Sinner (writer: "IT HAD TO BE YOU")
 1950 The Big Lift (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1949 John Loves Mary (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1948 Fighter Squadron (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1948 Smart Girls Don't Talk (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1948 Embraceable You (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1947 Community Sing 9652: April Showers (Short) (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams")
 1947 Mother Wore Tights (music: "Swinging Down the Lane" - uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1947 Scent-imental Over You (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1947 One Meat Brawl (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924) - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (writer: "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS")
 1946 Hollywood Daffy (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1946 Her Kind of Man (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1946 The Milky Waif (Short) (music: "I'll See You In My Dreams")
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1945 Danger Signal (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (music: "It Had To Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917), "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924) - uncredited)
 1945 The Unruly Hare (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1945 Draftee Daffy (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village (music: "Swingin' Down the Lane", "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1944 Janie (music: "It Had to Be You", "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1944 Show Business (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1944 Pardon My Rhythm (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924) - uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1944 Odor-Able Kitty (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924))
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1943 Crazy House (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (music: "You're in the Army Now")
 1943 Nobody's Darling (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1943 Bombardier (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1943 The Wise Quacking Duck (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1943 Shantytown (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1943 The Human Comedy (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1943 Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (Short) (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1942 Beyond the Line of Duty (Short) (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 George Washington Slept Here (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1942 Iceland (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 Blitz Wolf (Short) (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924) - uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 The Draft Horse (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1942 Moontide (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams", "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1942 Soldiers in White (Short) (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1941 Great Guns (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1941 Strange Alibi (music: "It Had To Be You" (1924))
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1941 Buck Privates (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1924) - uncredited)
 1940 Wacky Wildlife (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1940 'Til We Meet Again (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You")
 1939 Invisible Stripes (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1939 In Old Monterey (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 Waterfront (music: "It Had To Be You (1924)")
 1939 On the Air (Short) (music: "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder (music: "It Had to Be You" (1924) - uncredited)
 1938 Meet the Maestros (Short) (arranger: "Second Hungarian Rhapsody") / (performer: "Second Hungarian Rhapsody")
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1936 Melody in May (Short) (lyrics: "It Had to Be You")
 1935 Tuned Out (Short) (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1935 Convention Girl (performer: "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "You Oughta Be Arrested")
 1935 Rendezvous (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1934 Our Daily Bread (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1934 Underneath the Broadway Moon (Short) (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams", "On the Alamo", "It Had to Be You", "Spain", "I Can't Believe It's True", "Tick Tock Town" (uncredited)) / (performer: "I'll See You in My Dreams", "On the Alamo", "It Had to Be You", "Spain", "I Can't Believe It's True", "This Little Piggy Went to Market" (uncredited), "Tick Tock Town" (uncredited), "Inka Dinka Doo" (uncredited), "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2")
 1934 Isham Jones & His Orchestra (Short) (music: "You're Just a Dream Come True", "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?", "The Wooden Soldier and the China Doll" - uncredited) / (performer: "You're Just a Dream Come True", "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?", "The Wooden Soldier and the China Doll", "Prélude" - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Denny & Band (Short) (music: "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1933 Knee Deep in Music (Short) (music: "You've Got Me Crying Again" - uncredited)
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "One Little Word Led To Another" - uncredited)
 1933 Sittin' on a Backyard Fence (Short) (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?")
 1933 I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (Short) (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Mr. Broadway (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?")
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D. (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?" (1932) - uncredited)
 1933 She Had to Say Yes (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?" - uncredited)
 1933 Ex-Lady (music: "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?" - uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1932 Million Dollar Legs (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 Dirigible (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise (music: "You're In The Army Now" (1917) - uncredited)
 1928 Show People (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (music: "You're In The Army Now" - uncredited)
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