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Jimmy Kennedy (II) (1902–1984)

Jimmy Kennedy was born on July 20, 1902 in Omagh, Ireland, UK. He died on April 6, 1984 in Cheltenham, England. See full bio »

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(age 81) in Cheltenham, England, UK

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 2015 Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Milk and Honey Route (2015) ... (lyrics: "Harbor Lights" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Grand Final: Show 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)")
- Week 10: Around the World Special (2014) ... (writer: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - uncredited)
 2014 Rude Tube (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- World Wide Weird (2014) ... (lyrics: "Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
 2014/I Boyhood (writer: "Beyond the Horizon" - as James Kennedy)
 2013 We're the Millers (writer: "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)" - as James Kennedy)
 2013 The Oxbow Cure (writer: "My Prayer")
 2012 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- This Is a Dark Ride (2012) ... (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
 2011 J. Edgar (writer: "Red Sails in the Sunset" - as James Kennedy)
 2011 The Ambassador (Documentary) (writer: "Istanbul (Not Constantinopole)")
 2010 Raising Hope (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Dream Hoarders (2010) ... (lyrics: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - uncredited)
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (writer: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)")
 2010 Never Let Me Go (writer: "Harbor Lights")
 2010 Gracie! (TV Movie) (writer: "Red Sails in the Sunset" - uncredited)
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) (writer: "The Teddy Bear's Picnic")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Harbor Lights")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (writer: "MY PRAYER" - as James Kennedy)
 2008 Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (writer: "Isle of Capri")
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (writer: "Isle of Capri")
 2007 Romulus, My Father (music: "My Prayer")
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance with the Dead (2006) ... (writer: "Hokey Cokey")
 2006 Open Season (writer: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 2006 Black Book (writer: "Red Sails in the Sunset")
 2005 Mrs Henderson Presents (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (writer - 2 episodes, 1992 - 2004) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2005)
- Mobile Homer (2005) ... (lyrics: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - uncredited)
- I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot (2004) ... (writer: "The Hokey Cokey" - uncredited)
- Kamp Krusty (1992) ... (writer: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
- Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1991) ... ("The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 2004 Ocean's Twelve (writer: "My Prayer" - as James Kennedy)
 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years (writer: "The Washing on the Siegfried Line")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)")
 2003 The Saddest Music in the World (writer: "The Red Maple Leaves" (1938), "The Red Maple Leaves - Salon Version" (1938))
 2002 Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (Documentary) (writer: - as J. Kennedy) / (writer: "Mi Oracion (My Prayer)")
 2002 City by the Sea (writer: "Red Sails In The Sunset")
 2002 Easy Listening (as Kennedy, "Harbor Lights")
 2001/I Iris (lyrics: "The Hokie Cokie") / (music: "The Hokie Cokie")
 2000 The 6th Day (lyrics: "Teddy Bears Picnic")
 1999 Mad Cows ("Teddy Bears Picnic")
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Boca (1999) ... (writer: "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)")
 1999 October Sky (writer: "My Prayer")
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa (lyrics: "The Isle of Capri' (1934))
 1998 La Cucaracha (writer: "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)")
 1996 Mulholland Falls (writer: "Harbour Lights")
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lifesigns (1996) ... (lyrics: "My Prayer" - uncredited)
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 December 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Hokey Cokey")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Harbor Lights")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Red Sails in the Sunset")
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie) (writer: "Red Sails in the Sunset" - as Kennedy)
 1993 Den gråtande ministern (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Del 1 (1993) ... (lyrics: "Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (writer: "My Prayer")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "My Prayer")
 1992 Black Magic (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Istanbul")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) ... (lyrics: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)")
- First Spaceship on Venus (1990) ... (writer: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
- King Dinosaur (1990) ... (lyrics: "Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 1991 Hear My Song (writer: "Blaze Away (We'll make a Bonfire of Our Troubles)" - as Kennedy)
 1991 The Runestone (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
  Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1991) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Acme Home Shopping Show (1991) ... (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
- Tiny Toon Music Television (1991) ... (lyrics: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)") / (music: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)")
 1990 Sergeant Körmy and the Marshall's Stick (writer: "Sataman valot (Harbour Lights)")
 1990 Memphis Belle (writer: "The Chestnut Tree")
 1989 The Teddy Bears' Picnic (TV Movie) (writer: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "Poor Little Angeline", "Red Sails In The Sunset" - uncredited)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (writer: "SOUTH OF THE BORDER")
 1987 Wish You Were Here (writer: "The Hokey Cokey" - uncredited)
 1987 The Puppetoon Movie (writer: "Harbor Lights")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Who Done It (1986) ... (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
 1986 One More Saturday Night (writer: "The Teddy Bear's Picnic")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (writer: "Teddy Bears Picnic" - as J Kennedy)
 1985 A Zed & Two Noughts (lyrics: "The Teddy Bear's Picnic")
 1985 Stick (writer: "Harbor Lights" - as J. Kennedy)
 1985 Mischief (writer: "My Prayer")
 1984 Streetwise (Documentary) (lyrics: "The Teddy Bear's Picnic")
 1983 The Dresser (lyrics: "(We're Going To Hang Out) The Washing the Siegfried Line" - uncredited)
 1982 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diamonds Are for Heather (1982) ... (writer: "We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line")
 1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Your Retention Please (1981) ... (writer: "Harbor Lights" - uncredited)
 1979 The Custard Boys (writer: "There's a Boy Coming Home on Leave" - uncredited)
 1979 Yanks ("Hokey Cokey")
  Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1978) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (writer: "Roll Along Covered Wagon" - uncredited)
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... (lyrics: "Serenade in the Night" - uncredited) / (writer: "On the Other Side of the Hill" - uncredited)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (lyrics: "Red Sails In The Sunset")
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Istanbul" - uncredited)
 1963-1975 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- America on the Move (1975) ... (lyrics: "Red Sails in the Sunset" - uncredited)
- 400th Television Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "Isle of Capri" - uncredited)
 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (lyrics: "Harbor Lights" - uncredited)
 1974/II Pleasure Cruise (writer: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (lyrics: "Red Sails in the Sunset" - uncredited)
 1973 Maude (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Maude's Musical (1973) ... (lyrics: "We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line")
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Big Parade (1970) ... (lyrics: "Teddy Bear's Picnic" - uncredited)
 1970 Too Late the Hero (lyrics: "Teddy Bear's Picnic")
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part (writer: "We're Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line", "The Hokey Cokey" - uncredited)
 1967 D'hier et d'aujourd'hui (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Petula d'hier et d'aujourd'hui (1967) ... (lyrics: "Roméo")
 1967 How I Won the War (writer: "We're Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line" - uncredited)
 1957-1967 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Salute to Expo 67 (1967) ... (writer: "North of the Border (Up Canada Way)")
- Episode #9.19 (1957) ... (writer: "South Of The Border" - uncredited)
 1966 The Silencers (writer: "South of the Border", "Red Sails in the Sunset")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "My Prayer" - as James Kennedy)
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (writer: "My Prayer")
 1965 I've Gotta Horse (writer: "Far Far Away")
 1962 The Night Rider (TV Short) (writer: "South of the Border" (excerpt) - uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu (lyrics: "Blaze Away" - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (writer: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Benny Takes Danny's Job (1958) ... (writer: "Old Faithful (Horse's Prayer)" - uncredited)
 1958 Dunkirk (writer: "South of the Border", "We're Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line" - uncredited)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Jeannie Carson (1958) ... (lyrics: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
- Sammy Davis Jr. (1958) ... (lyrics: "Isle of Capri" - uncredited)
 1958 Faithful (music: "Faithful" - as J. Kennedy)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Capri (1956) ... (lyrics: "Isle Of Capri" - uncredited)
 1956 Giant (lyrics: "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" (1939) - uncredited)
 1956 Private's Progress (writer: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
 1953-1955 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #8.4 (1955) ... (lyrics: "April in Portugal" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.3 (1953) ... (lyrics: "April in Portugal")
 1955 Man Without a Star (lyrics: "And the Moon Grew Brighter and Brighter" - uncredited)
 1954 Name That Tune (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 October 1954 (1954) ... (lyrics: "Isle of Capri")
 1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prize Winner (1954) ... (writer: "God's Little Candles")
 1953 Break to Freedom (lyrics: "Did Your Mother Come From Ireland?" - uncredited)
 1953 The Super Secret Service (Short) (lyrics: "Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 1949 Come to the Stable (writer: "My Bolero")
 1949 Tulsa (writer: "Old Faithful")
 1948 It's a Pity (Short) (lyrics: "And Mimi")
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail (lyrics: "On the Old Spanish Trail")
 1947 Frieda (writer: "The Hokey Cokey" - uncredited)
 1946 George in Civvy Street (writer: "I Was Christened With A Horse-Shoe")
 1946 Swingin' Down the Scale (Short) (lyrics: "The Isle of Capri")
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples (lyrics: "An Hour Never Passes" - uncredited) / (music: "An Hour Never Passes" - uncredited)
 1945 Night Club Girl (writer: "Wo-Ho" - uncredited)
 1944 One Exciting Night (lyrics: "My Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "There's a New World Over the Skyline" - uncredited)
 1944 Dreaming (writer: "Home Town")
 1943 Millions Like Us (writer: "South of the Border", "The Original Palais Glide")
 1943 Immortal Sergeant (writer: "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" - uncredited)
 1941 Down Mexico Way (lyrics: "South of the Border" - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (lyrics: "Harbor Lights" (1937) - uncredited)
 1940 Band Waggon (writer: "Underneath The Spreading Chestnut Tree" - uncredited)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (writer: "We're Going To Hang Out Our Washing on the Siegfried Line" - uncredited)
 1939 South of the Border (lyrics: "South of the Border" (1939) - uncredited) / (music: "South of the Border" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Back Door to Heaven ("Home-Town")
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest (lyrics: "The Isle of Capri", "Youve Got To Take Your Pick and Swing", "When My Heart Says Sing")
 1939 Murder in the Night (writer: "When My Heart Says Sing" - uncredited)
 1938 Little Dolly Daydream (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" - uncredited)
 1938 You're an Education (Short) (lyrics: "The Isle of Capri")
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat (lyrics: "Alf's Button Afloat" - uncredited)
 1937 Calling All Stars (lyrics: "Serenade In The Night")
 1937 Boy of the Streets (lyrics: "Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?" - uncredited)
 1937 Dark Sands (writer: "My Way", "Deep Desert")
 1937 Over She Goes (writer: "Over She Goes")
 1937 Let's Make a Night of It (writer: "The Spider and the Fly", "Havana", "When My Heart Says Sing", "Take Your Pick and Swing")
 1937 Mountain Justice (lyrics: "Isle of Capri" (1934) - uncredited)
 1937 O-Kay for Sound (writer: "Free", "O-Kay for Sound", "There's a Big Day Coming")
 1937 Don't Get Me Wrong (writer: "Why Did She Fall For the Leader of the Band?" - uncredited)
 1936 Scotland Yard Commands (writer: "Lonely Road")
 1935 Wee Men (Short) (lyrics: "Isle of Capri" - uncredited)
 1935 A Cartoonist's Nightmare (Short) (lyrics: "The Teddy Bears' Picnic")
 1935 The Passing of the Third Floor Back (writer: "Roll Along Covered Wagon" - uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian (lyrics: "Roll Along Covered Wagon" (1934) - uncredited) / (music: "Roll Along Covered Wagon" (1934) - uncredited)
 1935 Freddie Martin & His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Isle of Capri" - uncredited)
 1935 She Shall Have Music (lyrics: "Blaze Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Leader of the Band")
 1931 Stepping Stones (writer: "Naughty Ladies Of the Nineties", "Lady Of The Crinoline", "Gold-Digging Days", "Visions of Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1930 Not So Quiet on the Western Front (writer: "My Blonde" - uncredited)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997.

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