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Bert Kalmar (1884–1947)

Vaudevillian, song-and-dance man, tent show magician and juggler Bert Kalmar turned to writing parodies for the stage after a knee injury put an end to his performing career. However, at the urging of composer Ted Snyder, he soon put his talents to better use as a writer of popular songs. A chance encounter with pianist cum 'song plugger' Harry ... See full bio »

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 2013 Delivery Man (writer: "The Ghost Of The Violin")
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- The Pony (2012) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now" - uncredited)
- Ging Gang Goolie (2012) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now" (1923))
- Peg of Old (2011) ... (writer: "So Long Oolong (How Long You Gonna Be Gone?)" - uncredited)
- Boardwalk Empire (2010) ... (writer: "So Long Oo Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone?)" - uncredited)
 2012 Moeder, ik wil bij de revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Het geheim (2012) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now" - uncredited)
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2012 Smash (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2012 Hello I Must Be Going (writer: "Hello I Must Be Going" (a/k/a/ "Hooray For Captain Spaulding"))
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2011 Nobody Else But You (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2010 You Again (writer: "Who's Sorry Now" (1923))
 2009 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.91 (2009) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 2009 Whatever Works (writer: "Hello I Must Be Going" - as Bert Kalmer)
 2009 The Cry of the Owl (writer: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On")
 2009 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.13 (2009) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2008 Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2008 Leatherheads (writer: "Who's Sorry Now")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Hooray for Captain Spaulding", "Everyone Says I Love You" - uncredited)
 2008 Cathouse: The Musical (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2007 Hoge bomen: Pioniers (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Simon van Collem (2007) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2005 Lord of War (writer: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" (1935))
 2005 Wedding Crashers (lyrics: "Everyone Says I Love You" (1932))
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Valerie Stands up for Aunt Sassy (2005) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (lyrics: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" - uncredited)
 2004 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (2004) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (writer: "I Wanna be Loved by You")
 2003 Chooch (lyrics: "A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON") / (music: "A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON")
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enemies Foreign and Domestic (2002) ... (writer: "Hooray For Captain Spaulding" - uncredited)
 2002 The Good Girl (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now" (1923))
 2001 Changi (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Curley (2001) ... (writer: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love With You)")
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 2001 Lukas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der 18. Geburtstag (2001) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 2001 Monkeybone (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2000 The Last Patrol (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2000 The Closer You Get (writer: "A Kiss To Build A Dream On")
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Three Little Words")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Feuer und Flamme (1999) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
- Zwei Männer am Herd (1999) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Movie) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown ("Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (1931))
 1999 At First Sight (writer: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On")
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer: "Who's Sorry Now" - uncredited)
 1998 Patch Adams (arranger: "All God's Chillen Got Wings", "Oh Suzanna") / (lyrics: "The Country's Going To War")
 1998 Little Voice (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" (1928))
 1997 Unmarried Couples: A Comedy That Will Break You Up (writer: "I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU")
 1997 Breaking Up (writer: "WHO'S SORRY NOW")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "Everyone Says I Love You" (1932), "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (1930))
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" - as B. Kalmar)
 1994 Oh! Europa (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alemanya (1994) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zu zweit allein (1994) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1993 The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered (Documentary short) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1993 Household Saints (writer: "Who's Sorry Now")
 1993 King of the Hill (lyrics: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (1931))
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (writer: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" - as Bert Kalmer)
 1992 Black to the Promised Land (Documentary) (writer: "Three Little Words" - as B. Kalmar)
 1992 Die Hausmeisterin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Möglich ist alles... (1992) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Journey to the Center of Attention (1992) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1991 The House of Eliott (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1991) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?" - uncredited)
 1990 Come See the Paradise (lyrics: "Nevertheless")
 1989 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Fugitive Alien (1989) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 1987 The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars (Video short) (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (lyrics: "Freedonia's Going To War" - uncredited)
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" - uncredited)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (lyrics: "Thinking of You")
 1983 Der Andro-Jäger (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lieber schön und reich (1983) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" - uncredited)
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (writer: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 1980 Stardust Memories (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930))
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- War Co-Respondent (1980) ... (lyrics: "Three Little Words")
 1979 All That Jazz (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?" (1923) - uncredited)
 1978 Animal House (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Edgar Bergen (1977) ... (writer: "Show Me a Rose" - uncredited)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (lyrics: "Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love at Home)" - uncredited)
 1977 The Captain and Tennille (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1977) ... (lyrics: "Where Did You Get That Girl?" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (1928) - uncredited)
 1973 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Great British Dancing Finals (1973) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Never Too Young (1973) ... (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" - uncredited)
 1973 The Age of Ballyhoo (Video documentary) (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (lyrics: "Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love at Home)" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Three Little Words" - uncredited)
 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.8 (1965) ... (writer: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Wanna be Loved by You")
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (writer - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1962)
- That Old Feeling (1963) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?" - uncredited)
- The P.T.A. Bash (1962) ... (writer: "Thinking Of You" - uncredited)
- Kathy Leaves Danny (1959) ... (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?" - uncredited)
- Danny Goes on USO Tour (1956) ... (writer: "So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)" - uncredited)
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 December 1961 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Where Did You Get That Girl, Mister" - uncredited)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- George Burns in the Big Time (1959) ... (lyrics: "Where Did You Get That Girl?" - uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (lyrics: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (1928) - uncredited)
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... (writer: "Who's Sorry Now")
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Three Little Words" - uncredited)
 1956 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.38 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Three Little Words", "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)", "The Window Cleaners")
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (writer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Is a Contestant (1955) ... (writer: "Hooray for Captain Spaulding (with revised lyrics)" - uncredited)
 1951 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- New Dresses for the Concert (1951) ... (lyrics: "Where Did You Get That Girl?" - uncredited)
 1951 The Strip (lyrics: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On")
 1950 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 October 1950 (1950) ... (lyrics: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" - uncredited)
 1950 Three Little Words (writer: "Where Did You Get That Girl?", "She's Mine, All Mine", "My Sunny Tennessee", "So Long! Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone?)", "Who's Sorry Now?", "Come on, Papa", "Nevertheless", "All Alone Monday", "You Smiled at Me", "I Wanna Be Loved by You", "Thinking of You", "I Love You So Much", "Three Little Words")
 1950 Wabash Avenue (lyrics: "I'VE BEEN FLOATING DOWN THE OLD GREEN RIVER" - uncredited)
 1949 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... (lyrics: "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" - uncredited)
 1947 Copacabana (writer: "Go West, Young Man")
 1947 The Egg and I (writer: "The Egg and I" - uncredited)
 1946 Community Sing 7662: One-zy, Two-zy (Short) (writer: "Who's Sorry Now?")
 1946 A Night in Casablanca (lyrics: "Who's Sorry Now?" (1923))
 1946 Daffy Doodles (Short) (lyrics: "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" - uncredited)
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit (writer: "Three Little Words" - uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom (writer: "Three Little Words" - uncredited)
 1943 Journey Into Fear (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930))
 1941 Unexpected Uncle (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930))
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (lyrics: "Three Little Words")
 1941 Let's Make Music (lyrics: "Three Little Words")
 1941 Where Did You Get That Girl? (lyrics: "Where Did You Get That Girl?")
 1940 Kitty Foyle (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle ("Only When You're in My Arms" (1939))
 1938 You're an Education (Short) (lyrics: "Puppchen")
 1938 Cocoanut Grove (lyrics: "Four of the Three Musketeers") / (music: "Four of the Three Musketeers")
 1938 Everybody Sing (lyrics: "Quainty, Dainty Me" (1937), "Snooks (Why? - Because!)" (1937) - as (Kalmar) / (music: "Quainty, Dainty Me" (1937), "Snooks (Why? - Because!)" (1937) - as (Kalmar)
 1937 Behind the Headlines (writer: "Let's Make a Wish" - uncredited)
 1937 She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (Short) (lyrics: "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" - uncredited)
 1937 Cinema Circus (Short) (lyrics: "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" - uncredited)
 1936 Walking on Air (lyrics: "Cabin On The Hilltop", "My Heart Wants To Dance", "Let's Make a Wish) / (music: "Cabin On The Hilltop")
 1936 Alpine Antics (Short) (lyrics: "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" - uncredited)
 1935 Little Dutch Plate (Short) (lyrics: "Puppchen" - uncredited)
 1935 Bright Lights (lyrics: "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" (1935) - uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (writer: "One Little Kiss" (1934), "Supper Song" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Happiness Ahead (lyrics: "Massaging Window Panes" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Beauty and the Beast (Short) (lyrics: "Beauty and the Beast" (1934) - as Kalmar)
 1934 Betty in Blunderland (Short) (lyrics: "Everyone Says I Love You" - uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (lyrics: "Keep Romance Alive" (1933), "Keep On Doing What You're Doing" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "Keep Romance Alive" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup (lyrics: "His Excellency Is Due" (1933), "These Are the Laws of My Administration" (1933), "The Country's Going to War" (1933), "Freedonia Hymn" (1933) - uncredited)
 1932 Cynara (writer: "In the Moonlight" - uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain (lyrics: "But We Must Rise (The College Song)" (1932), "In the Moonlight" (1932), "Look What You've Done" (1932), "What a Perfect Combination" (1932) - uncredited) / (music: "But We Must Rise (The College Song)" (1932), "In the Moonlight" (1932), "Look What You've Done" (1932), "What a Perfect Combination" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers (lyrics: "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It" (1932), "I Always Get My Man" (1932), "Everyone Says I Love You" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder (lyrics: "THREE LITTLE WORDS" (1930) - uncredited)
 1932 Carnival Boat (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 The Smart Set-Up (Short) (lyrics: "You're Not the Same" - uncredited)
 1931 Manhattan Parade (lyrics: "I'm Happy When You're Jealous")
 1931 Smart Woman (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930))
 1931 The Reckless Hour (lyrics: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1931 Behind Office Doors (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 Kept Husbands (writer: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Check and Double Check (lyrics: "Three Little Words" (1930), "Nobody Knows But the Lord" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Animal Crackers (lyrics: "You Must Do Your Best Tonight" (1930), "I Represent" (1930), "Hello, I Must Be Going" (1930), "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (1928), "Why Am I So Romantic?" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Top Speed (lyrics: "Goodness Gracious" (1929), "I'll Know and She'll Know", "Keep Your Undershirt On" (1929), "What Would I Care" (1929), "Sweeter Than You" (1929), "Reaching for the Moon" - uncredited)
 1930 The Cuckoos (lyrics: "Down in Mexico" (1930), "Oh! How We Love Our Alma Mater" (1926), "All Alone Monday" (1926), "California Skies" (1926), "Wherever You Are" (1930), "I'm a Gypsy" (1930), "Good-Bye" (1926), "Tomorrow Never Comes" (1930), "I Love You So Much (It's a Wonder You Don't Feel It)" (1930), "Dancing the Devil Away" (1930) - uncredited)
 1929 Rhythms in Blue (Short) (lyrics: "There Was Nothing Else to Do" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Corn Is Green. Drama. Note: Filmed as The Corn Is Green (1945). See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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