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Walter Kent (I) (1911–1994)

Composer, songwriter ("I'll be Home for Christmas", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die") and architect, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, Juilliard (on scholarship), at City College of New York, and in private music study with Leopold Auer and Samuel Gardner. He was a practising architect and conducted his own orchestra on ... See full bio »

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 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.62 (2012) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.58 (2012) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2011 How to Eat Eggnog (writer: "I'll be Home for Christmas")
 2011 New Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 23rd (2011) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fight Before Christmas (2010) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2010 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2010) ... (writer: " (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover")
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2009 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2009 Army Wives (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- As Time Goes By... (2009) ... (music: "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - uncredited)
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2008 While She Was Out (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Video) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2007 Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Movie) (music: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2007 Atonement (writer: " (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover")
 2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Santa's Secret Stuff (2007) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2007 Torchwood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captain Jack Harkness (2007) ... (writer: "(There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover" - uncredited)
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- White Christmas (2006) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
- Meatball Montecito (2006) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2006 Click (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" (1954))
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2005 Madman Muntz: American Maverick (Documentary) (lyrics: "A Little Bit Different") / (music: "A Little Bit Different")
 2005 Valiant (" (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover")
 2004 The Polar Express (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2001 Roswell (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Samuel Rising (2001) ... (music: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2001 Three Days (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 2001 Prancer Returns (Video) (writer: "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS")
 2000 Our Favorite Things: Christmas in Vienna (TV Special) (music: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1999 La bûche (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1998 Marriages (writer: "I'll be home for Christmas')
 1998 Little Voice (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover" (1941))
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die")
 1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1997 Mousehunt (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Caroline and the Decanter (1997) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 1997 Déjà Vu (writer: "The White Cliffs Of Dover")
 1996 The Christmas Party (lyrics: "I'll Be Home for Christmas") / (music: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1995 Reckless (music: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1943))
 1994 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 December 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1993 David Foster's Christmas Album (TV Special) (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas)
 1992 The Crying Game (writer: "The White Cliffs Of Dover")
 1992 The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Video documentary) (writer: "The Lord is Good to Me")
 1992 La Vie de Bohème (writer: "I Cross My Fingers")
 1991 For the Boys (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover")
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Morphine and Dolly Mixtures (1991) ... (writer: "The White Cliffs of Dover" - uncredited)
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (music: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someone to Love (1989) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home from Christmas")
 1988 The Dressmaker (music: "The White Cliffs Of Dover" - uncredited)
 1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie) (music: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
  Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode, 1987) (music - 1 episode, 1987)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (1987) ... ("I'll Be Home For Christmas")
- I'll Be Seeing You (1987) ... (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1987 Hope and Glory (writer: "The White Cliffs of Dover")
 1987 Lethal Weapon (writer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (music: " (There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" (1941))
 1985 One Magic Christmas (music: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Christmas in the Big House (1984) ... ("I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... (writer: " (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover")
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously ("White Cliffs of Dover")
 1981 George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special (TV Special) (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 1980 Great Railway Journeys of the World (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- The Long Straight (1980) ... (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover" - uncredited)
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Archie's Other Wife (1978) ... (writer: " (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" - uncredited)
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde (1973) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Veteran's Day Show (1969) ... (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover" - uncredited)
 1968 The Bofors Gun (writer: "The Last Mile Home" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.29 (1965) ... (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas")
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.391 (1964) ... (writer: " (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" - uncredited)
 1961 Swingin' Along (writer: "Song of the City")
 1959 The Gazebo ("Something Called Love")
 1959 The Beat Generation (writer: "The Beat Generation")
 1959 The Sad Horse (writer: "The Sad Horse")
 1958 Villa!! (lyrics: "Just Between Friends") / (music: "Just Between Friends")
 1958 Thundering Jets (writer: "Blast Off")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Edie Adams (1958) ... (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die" - uncredited)
 1957 This Could Be the Night (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" - uncredited)
 1957 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 April 1957 (1957) ... (writer: "I'm Going to Live Until I Die" - uncredited)
 1953 A Mouse Divided (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street (writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die")
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit (writer: "Sentimental")
 1950 Belle of Old Mexico (music: "Lost Now", "Oh, That Rhythm", "I'll Forget You", "Making with the Conversation")
 1948 Moonrise (writer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 1948 An Innocent Affair (writer: "These Things Are You", "Innocent Affair")
 1948 Melody Time (writer: "Johnny Appleseed")
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short) (writer: "The Lord Is Good to Me", "The Pioneer Song", "The Apple Song")
 1948 April Showers (music: "Little Trouper" - uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman (writer: "A Little Bit Different")
 1946 Down Missouri Way (writer: "Old Missouri Hayride", "There's a Rose That Grows in the Ozarks", "Big Town Gal", "Monkey Business", "Never Knew That I Could Sing", "I'm So In Love With You", "Just Can't Get That Guy", "If Something Don't Happen Soon")
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall (music: "Mess Me Up", "My Pushover Heart")
 1945 Senorita from the West (music: "What A Change In The Weather")
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow (music: "Wrap Your Troubles in a Rainbow")
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness (music: "Hitchhike to Happiness", "My Pushover Heart", "Sentimental", "For You and Me")
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (music: "For You and Me" - uncredited)
 1945 The Chicago Kid (music: "Sentimental")
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities (music: "Who Dat Up There?", "Endlessly", "I've Been Good for So Long", "Rockabye Boogie", "The Last Man in Town", "You Beautiful Thing, You")
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks (music: "I'm Not Afraid of Love", "Come Rain, Come Shine")
 1944 Bowery to Broadway (lyrics: "Montevideo", "Coney Island Waltz") / (music: "Montevideo", "Coney Island Waltz")
 1944 In Society (writer: "What a Change in the Weather")
 1944 Three Little Sisters (music: "Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart", "Khaki Wacky Sue", "Little Old Fashioned Looking Glass", "Don't Forget the Girls Back Home")
 1944 The Canterville Ghost (writer: "Gertie from Bizerte" (1943) - uncredited)
 1944 Louisiana Hayride (writer: "Rainbow Road", "You Gotta Go Where the Train Goes")
 1944 Song of the Open Road (writer: "Rollin' Down the Road" (1944), "Delightfully Dangerous" (1944), " (I'm Havin') Fun in the Sun" (1944), "Too Much in Love" (1944), "Here It Is Monday" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 My Best Gal (music: "I've Got the Flyingist Feeling", "Where There's Love", "The Upsy-Downsy")
 1944 Casanova in Burlesque (music: "Casanova Joe", "Five-A-Day Fatima", "Willie the Shake", "Mess Me Up", "Taming of the Shrew Routine")
 1944 Beautiful But Broke (writer: "Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm")
 1942 Stardust on the Sage (lyrics: "When the Roses Bloom Again" (1942) - uncredited) / (music: "When the Roses Bloom Again" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Tune Time (Short) (music: "The White Cliffs of Dover")
 1941 Elmer's Pet Rabbit (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" - uncredited)
 1940 The Hardship of Miles Standish (Short) (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells")
 1940 'Til We Meet Again (music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Ride 'em, Cowgirl (writer: "I Love The Wide Open Spaces", "A Campfire, A Prairie Moon and You")
 1939 Water Rustlers (writer: "When a Cowboy Sings a Dogie Lullaby")
 1938 Shine On, Harvest Moon (writer: "Headin' For the Open Range")
 1938 Come On, Rangers (writer: "Song of the West", "Let Me Hum a Western Song" - uncredited)
 1938 Prairie Moon (writer: "The Girl in the Middle of My Heart" (1938), "Welcome Song" (1938), "The Story of Trigger Joe" - uncredited)
 1938 The Night Hawk (writer: "Never a Dream Goes By")
 1938 The Singing Cowgirl (writer: "I Gotta Sing", "Prairie Boy", "Let's Round Up Our Dreams")
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (writer: "Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1935 Country Boy (Short) (music: "Country Boy" - uncredited)
 1935 Show Kids (Short) (music: "Country Boy" - uncredited)
 1934 6 Day Bike Rider (music: "Country Boy" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Buddy's Trolley Troubles (Short) (music: "Early to Bed" - uncredited)
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "Pu-Leeze Mister Hemingway" - uncredited)
 1933 I Loved You Wednesday (writer: "I Loved You Wednesday")
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