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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 »


(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")
 2008 Får jag lov: Till den sista dansen? (Documentary) (lyrics: "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 Vääpeli Körmy ja marsalkan sauva (writer: "Sataman valot (Harbour Lights)")
 1990 Memphis Belle (writer: "The Chestnut Tree")
 1989 The Teddy Bears' Picnic (TV Short) (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", uncredited)
  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 South of the Border (lyrics: "South of the Border" (1939) - uncredited) / (music: "South of the Border" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (writer: "We're Going To Hang Out Our Washing on the Siegfried Line" - 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 Lonely Road (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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(February 2 to March 5, 1978) He was composer for Stewart Parker's play, "Spokesong," in an American premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut before transferred to Broadway in New York City with John Lithgow in the cast. Kenneth Frankel was director. Marjorie B. Kellogg was set designer. Bill Walker was ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997.

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