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Burton Lane (1912–1997)

Composer, songwriter ("That Old Devil Moon") and author, educated at the High School of Commerce and Dwight Academy, and a private music student of Simon Bucharoff. At fifteen, he was a staff writer for the Remick Music Company. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Earl Carroll Vanities of 1931", "Hold On to Your Hats", "Laffing Room Only", "... See full bio »

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 2012 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hazard Pay (2012) ... (writer: "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever")
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (music: "Look To The Rainbow")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round One: Meet the Cast (2011) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever")
 2009 A Girls Night Out (Short) (music: "I Hear Music")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (music: "How About You?", "Du Barry Was a Lady" - uncredited)
 2008 Gable and Crawford (Video documentary short) (writer: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 2008 Tough Baby: Torch Song (Video documentary short) (writer: "You're All The World To Me")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (music: "You're All the World to Me" - uncredited)
 2007 How About You... (writer: "How About You")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (music: "If This Isn't Love" - uncredited)
 2007 Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane (Video documentary short) (piano version, "You're All The World to Me", "Too Late Now", "How About You?", "You're All The World to Me" , "The Happiest Day of My Life", "Open Your Eyes", "Sunday Jumps", "Ev'ry Night at Seven", "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?")
 2007 Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "How About You?")
 2005 Mrs Henderson Presents (music: "Blue Nightfall")
 2005 Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Sarah Vaughan (Video) (music: "On a Clear Day" - uncredited)
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (music: "How About You?", "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day") / (writer: "How About You?", "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day")
 2002 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 November 2002 (2002) ... (writer: "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?")
 1991-2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (music: "Too Late Now")
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (music: "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life", "You're All the World to Me")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (music: "Old Devil Moon")
  Sports Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2000) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- Celebrities (2000) ... (writer: "How are Things in Glocca Morra" - uncredited)
- How Are Things in Gloca Morra? (1999) ... (music: "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" - uncredited)
 1999 One More Kiss (writer: "How About You")
 1999 Woman Wanted (writer: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1997 Excess Baggage (writer: "Old Devil Moon")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1965) - uncredited)
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "How About You?" (1941), "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" (1933) - uncredited)
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (writer: "Old Devil Moon")
 1993 Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Hear What My Heart Is Saying" (1935))
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Day the Earth Froze (1993) ... (music: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever")
 1992 Rich in Love (writer: "I Hear Music")
 1991 The Fisher King (writer: "How About You?")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "Too Late Now")
 1989 Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (TV Movie) (writer: "OLD DEVIL MOON")
 1986-1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Trip: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever")
- Debut (1986) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day" - uncredited)
 1988 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Save the Planet (1988) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever")
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day")
 1987 Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (Documentary) (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (music: "I Left My Hat in Haiti")
 1984 Webster (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- To Tell the Truth (1984) ... (music: "How About You")
 1984 Racing with the Moon (writer: "The Lady's In Love With You", "Says My Heart" - as B. Lane)
 1978 Good Times (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Traveling Christmas (1978) ... (music: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" - uncredited)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (1978) ... (music: "I Hear Music")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (music: "Says My Heart" - uncredited)
 1977 The Goodbye Girl (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited) / (writer: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1976-1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Bernadette Peters (1977) ... (music: "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life" - uncredited)
- Mummenschanz (1977) ... (music: "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love")
- Valerie Harper (1976) ... (music: "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)")
 1975 The Day of the Locust (music: "DANCING ON A DIME", "I'M FEELIN' HIGH")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Come Back to Me")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (music: "Babes on Broadway" (1941), "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" (1933), "Let's Go Bavarian" (1933), "You're All the World to Me" (1950) - uncredited) / (writer: "Sunday Jumps" (1951) - uncredited)
 1973 Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (TV Special) (writer: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever")
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (writer: "On a Clear Day")
 1973 Slither ("Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)")
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1972) ... (music: "On a Clear Day")
 1972 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Songs of the 40's (1972) ... (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 September 1971 (1971) ... (music: "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day" - uncredited)
 1971 Get Carter (music: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (music: "How About You?")
 1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (music: "Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here!", "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", "Love With All the Trimmings", "Melinda", "Go To Sleep", "He Wasn't You", "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?", "Come Back to Me")
 1968-1970 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 April 1970 (1970) ... (music: "The Lady's in Love with You" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 1 February 1968 (1968) ... (music: "On a Clear Day" - uncredited)
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1968 All Things Bright and Beautiful (TV Movie) (music: "On a Clear Day")
 1968 Finian's Rainbow (music: "Look To The Rainbow / How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" (1946), "This Time of The Year" (1946), "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" (1946), "Look To The Rainbow" (1946), "Old Devil Moon" (1946), "Something Sort of Grandish" (1946), "If This Isn't Love" (1946), "That Great Come-And-Get-It Day" (1946), "When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich" (1946), "Rain Dance Ballet" (1946), "The Begat" (1946), "When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love" (1946) - uncredited)
 1968 Petula (TV Movie) (writer: "How are Things in Glocca Morra")
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (music: "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode dated 28 March 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here")
- Episode #13.10 (1960) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.14 (1960) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.6 (1957) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.19 (1966) ... (music: "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" - uncredited)
 1965 Fanfare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... (writer: "How Could You Believe Me (When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life)?")
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Music Hath Charms (1965) ... (music: "How About You")
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Vulcan Affair (1964) ... (music: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1964 Judy Garland in Concert (Documentary) (music: "Old Devil Moon")
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cool of the Evening (1963) ... (writer: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.3 (1962) ... (writer: "That Great Come and Get It Day" - uncredited)
 1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant (music: "How About You?")
 1962 Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody (TV Movie) (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1961 The Green Helmet (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours" - uncredited)
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (music: "Huckleberry Finn", "I Ain't Never Felt So Good Before", "I'll Wait for You by the River", "Pittsburgh Blue" - uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (music: "That Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kill from Nowhere (1959) ... (writer: "How About You?")
- Breakout (1959) ... (writer: "How About You?")
 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Salute to the U.S. Army (1959) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.38 (1958) ... (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1958 The Young Lions (music: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (music: "How About You?")
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Junior Miss (1957) ... (music: "A Man Is An Animal", "Have Feet-Will Dance", "Let's Make It Christmas All Year 'Round", "I'll Buy It", "Happy Heart", "Junior Miss")
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dean Martin (1957) ... (music: "Old Devil Moon" - uncredited)
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Susanna Strikes Oil (1957) ... (music: "Feudin' And Fightin'" - uncredited)
 1957 Short Cut to Hell (music: "How'd Ya Like to Love Me?" - uncredited)
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jeannie the Hostage (1957) ... (music: "The Lady's in Love with You" - uncredited)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1956) (music - 1 episode, 1956)
- Rochester Falls Asleep, Misses Program (1956) ... (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited) / (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1955 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (Short documentary) (music: "I Never Trust a Woman")
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dateline II (1955) ... (writer: "How About You?")
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (music: "If This Be Slav'ry", "The Life Of An Elephant", "Never Trust A Woman", "I Had A Dream", "This Is What I Love", "Don't Let This Night Get Away", "Hannibal's Victory March")
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Music for Christmas (1954) ... (music: "I Hear Music")
 1954 The Flea Circus (Short) (music: "Applause, Applause")
 1954 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Party Pooper (1954) ... (music: "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" - uncredited)
 1953 Money from Home (music: "Moments Like This" - uncredited)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (music: "Applause, Applause", "In our United State", "Nothing Is Impossible", "Give a Girl a Break", "It Happens Every Time", "Puppet Master Dance")
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1953 Torch Song (music: "You're All the World to Me")
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1952 Magical Maestro (Short) (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours" - uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1951 Royal Wedding (music: "TOO LATE NOW", "EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN", "SUNDAY JUMPS", "OPEN YOUR EYES", "THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE", "YOU'RE ALL THE WORLD TO ME", "I LEFT MY HAT IN HAITI", "WHAT A LOVELY DAY FOR A WEDDING", "HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID I LOVED YOU WHEN YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN A LIAR ALL MY LIFE")
 1950 All About Eve (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1948 The Stupor Salesman (Short) ("Whatcha Say")
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (writer: "Feudin' and Fightin'")
 1948 Community Sing 9655: Feudin' and Fightin' (Short) (music: "Feudin' and Fightin'")
 1947 This Time for Keeps (music: "I Love to Dance" - uncredited)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1945 Pillow to Post (music: "Whatcha Say?" (1945) - uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (music: "You Can Always Tell a Yank" (1944), "What Are You Doin' the Rest of Your Life" (1944))
 1944 Rainbow Island (writer: "BELOVED")
 1944 Meet the People (music: "It's Smart to Be People" (1944))
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (music: "How About You?" (1941))
 1943 Thousands Cheer (music: "I Dug A Ditch")
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (music: "DuBarry Was a Lady" (1943), "Madame, I Like Your Crepe Suzettes" (1943))
 1943 Baby Puss (Short) (music: "How About You?")
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short) (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (music: "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" (1943) - uncredited)
 1943 The Lonesome Mouse (Short) (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (music: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts (music: "Tulip Time" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie (music: "The Son of a Gun Who Picks on Uncle Sam" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover (music: "I Dare You" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Grand Central Murder (music: "How About You?" (1941))
 1942 Ship Ahoy (lyrics: "The Last Call for Love" (1942)) / (music: "The Last Call for Love" (1942), "I'll Take Tallulah" (1942), "How About You?" (1941), "Poor You" (1942))
 1941 Babes on Broadway (music: "Babes on Broadway", "How About You?", "Anything Can Happen in New York", "Chin Up, Cheerio, Carry On" - uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (music: "I Gotta Ride", "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary")
 1940 Dancing on a Dime (music: "Dancing on a Dime", "I Hear Music", "Manana")
 1939 Flight at Midnight (music: "I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love Again")
 1939 She Married a Cop (music: "I Can't Imagine", "I'll Remember", "Here's to Love")
 1939 Some Like It Hot (music: "The Lady's in Love with You")
 1939 Cafe Society (music: "Kiss Me with your Eyes")
 1939 St. Louis Blues (music: "BLUE NIGHTFALL")
 1938 Spawn of the North (music: "I Wish I Was the Willow", "I Like Mountain Music" - uncredited)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove (music: "Says My Heart", "You Leave Me Breathless")
 1938 College Swing (music: "Moments Like This", "How'dja Like To Love Me", "What Did Romeo Say To Juliet?")
 1937 Wells Fargo (music: "Where I Ain't Been Before" (1937))
 1937 Love on Toast (writer: "I Want a New Romance" - uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing (music: " (You Know It All) Smarty" - uncredited)
 1937 Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (Short) (music: "'Taint No Use" - uncredited)
 1937 Blonde Trouble (writer: "It's All In Fun")
 1937 Artists & Models (music: "Pop Goes the Bubble", "Stop You're Breaking My Heart")
 1937 Angel's Holiday (music: "Who's That Knocking at My Heart")
 1937 King of Gamblers (music: "I'm Feelin' High")
 1937 Her Husband Lies (music: "No More Tears", "You Gambled With Love")
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low (music: "Swing High, Swing Low" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Champagne Waltz (music: "When Is A Kiss Not A Kiss")
 1936 Rainbow Dance (Short) (music: "Tony's Wife" - uncredited)
 1936 College Holiday (music: "The Sweetheart Waltz", "Who's That Knocking at My Heart?")
 1936 Hideaway Girl (music: "Two Birdies Up a Tree", "Dancing into My Heart")
 1936 Every Saturday Night (music: "Breathes There a Man")
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman (music: "It's Only Human")
 1935 Here Comes the Band (music: "You're My Thrill" (1935), "I'm Bound for Heaven" (1935) (uncredited), "The Army Band" (uncredited))
 1935 Reckless (music: "Trocadero" (1934) (uncredited), "Hear What My Heart Is Saying" (1935))
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (music: "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (1935))
 1935 Shadow of Doubt (music: "Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt")
 1935 Okay Toots! (Short) (music: "I've Found My Place in the Sun" - uncredited)
 1934 The Band Plays On (music: "Roll Up the Score" - uncredited)
 1934 A Wicked Woman (lyrics: "In Louisiana", "In the Hash" (copyright 1935) - uncredited) / (music: "In Louisiana", "In the Hash" (copyright 1935) - uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions (music: "I Want to Be a Minstrel Man" (1934), "Your Head on My Shoulder" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (music: "Swing It Sister" (1932), "Oh, Me! Oh, My! Oh, You!" (1933) - uncredited) / (performer: "Oh, Me! Oh, My! Oh, You!" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Bottoms Up (music: "Little Did I Dream", "Turn on the Moon", "I'm Throwing My Love Away")
 1934 Coming-Out Party (music: "I Think You're Wonderful")
 1934 This Side of Heaven (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Palooka (music: "Like Me a Little Bit Less (Love Me a Little Bit More)" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 The Stolen Melody (Short) (music: "Tony's Wife" - uncredited)
 1933 Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (Short) (music: "Tony's Wife" - uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (music: "Everything I Have Is Yours" (1933), "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" (1933), "Let's Go Bavarian" (1933))
 1933 Mills Blue Rhythm Band (Short) (music: "Tony's Wife" - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 (Short) (performer: "Hummin' to Myself" - uncredited)
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Stage Play: Finian's Rainbow. Musical comedy (revival). Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. See more »
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Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award, both times in collaboration with Alan Jay Lerner: in 1966, as Best Composer and Lyricist for "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever;" and in 1979 for Best Score, his music with Lerner's lyrics, for "Carmelina." See more »

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