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Jack Lawrence (II) (1912–2009)

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One day in the late 1930s, he was sitting on a park bench in New York, and overheard a nearby couple arguing. The girl said, "You don't care about me", and the boy responded, "If I didn't care...", then gave her a list of reasons to trust him. Lawrence was inspired to write the words and music for "If I Didn't Care", which became the first hit ... See more trivia »

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 2014/I Autómata (writer: "La Mer")
 2014 Maleficent (writer: "Once Upon a Dream")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 2013 Boom Town (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Beyond The Sea")
 2013 Defiance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot, Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 2013 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Documentary) ("If I Didn't Care")
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Money Plays (2012) ... (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 2012 Kurier Romy 2012 (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Beyond The Sea" - uncredited)
 2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Video Game) (writer: "Once Upon a Dream" (1958))
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.25 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea")
 2009 Get Low (writer: "If I Didn't Care" (1939))
 2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 2008 Tough Baby: Torch Song (Video documentary short) (writer: "Tenderly")
 2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 2007 Rogue (writer: "Never Smile at a Crocodile")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (lyrics: "Tenderly" - uncredited)
 2007 BioShock (Video Game) ("If I Didn't Care")
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (writer: "Linda")
 2007 Because I Said So (writer: "Yes, My Darling Daughter")
 2006 Clatterford (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Christmas Panto (2006) ... (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea")
 2006 Celtic Woman: A New Journey (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea")
 2006 Best of Country Live! (Video) (lyrics: "Poor People of Paris")
 2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (writer: "Tenderly")
 2004 Beyond the Sea ("Beyond the Sea" (1960))
 2004 Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual ("Beyond the Sea (La Mer)")
 2003 Matchstick Men (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 2003 The Human Stain (lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1940))
 2003 Finding Nemo (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (1945))
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series) (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 2001 One Night with Robbie Williams (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 2001 Festival in Cannes (writer: "Passing By")
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (lyrics: "Sunrise Serenade")
 2001 My First Mister (writer: "Beyond the Sea" (1945))
 2000 Return to Me (writer: "Tenderly")
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) ... (writer: "Tenderly")
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "Never Smile At A Crocodile")
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie) (writer: "All or nothing at all")
  From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1998) (writer - 2 episodes, 1998)
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... (lyrics: "Beyond The Sea") / (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
- Apollo One (1998) ... (lyrics: "Beyond The Sea") / (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reunion (1997) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary (writer: "BEYOND THE SEA" Karaoke Version, "BEYOND THE SEA")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (writer: "Tenderly")
 1997 Cop Land (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 1996 The Proprietor (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 1996 Stealing Beauty (writer: "TENDERLY")
 1995 A Month by the Lake (lyrics: "Tuli-Tulip Time")
 1995 Apollo 13 (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Once Upon a Dream" (1959) - uncredited) / (music: "Once Upon a Dream" (1959) - uncredited)
 1994 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 November 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Tenderly")
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption ("If I Didn't Care")
 1994 Clean Slate (lyrics: "WITH THE WIND AND RAIN IN YOUR HAIR")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) ... (writer: "Beyond the Sea" - uncredited)
 1993 Amos & Andrew (writer: "Beyond The Sea")
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (lyrics: "All or Nothing at All")
 1992 La Vie de Bohème (lyrics: "Chantez pour moi violons")
 1991 Father of the Bride (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea")
 1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (writer: "What Will I Tell My Heart" - as Lawrence)
 1991 Flirting (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon" - as Lawrence)
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (writer: "Tenderly")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 1990 Love Hurts (performer: "TENDERLY") / (writer: "TENDERLY")
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 1990 Men Don't Leave (writer: "IF I DIDN'T CARE")
 1990 In Too Deep ("TENDERLY")
 1989 Black Rain ("BEYOND THE SEA")
 1989 Sea of Love (writer: "BEYOND THE SEA")
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar (writer: "Foolin' Myself")
 1988 Aloha Summer (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea")
 1988 School Daze (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frank Joins the Club (1987) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" (1940)) / (writer: "If I Didn't Care" (1939))
 1986 DTV Valentine (TV Movie) (writer: "Once Upon a Dream")
 1986 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1986) ... (lyrics: "Tenderly")
 1982 Diner (writer: "Beyond the Sea")
 1982 Missing (writer: "ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL" (1940))
 1982 Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (lyrics: "All Or Nothing At All")
 1981 Sanford (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cal the Coward (1981) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 1980 Raging Bull (lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" (1940))
 1978 Fedora (lyrics: "Tenderly" - uncredited)
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sanford and Gong (1976) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Avery Schreiber (1976) ... (writer: "Tenderly")
- Sandy Duncan (1976) ... (writer: "Never Smile at a Crocodile")
  Rhoda (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1975)
- Love Songs of J. Nicholas Lobo (1975) ... (lyrics: "Brenda", "Alice" - uncredited) / (music: "Brenda", "Alice" - uncredited)
 1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fifty Happy Years (1973) ... ("Once Upon a Dream")
 1971 A Safe Place (writer: "Passing By')
  Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1965) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode #1.25 (1965) ... (music: "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair")
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Yes, My Darling Daughter")
 1962 Satan in High Heels ("I Would If I Could", "What Have You Done for Me Lately")
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1959)
- Episode #12.30 (1960) ... (writer: "All or Nothing at All" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.4 (1959) ... (lyrics: "All Or Nothing At All" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.48 (1954) ... (: (uncredited0 - (lyrics: "Tenderly", uncredited)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (lyrics: "Once Upon a Dream" (1958) - uncredited) / (music: "Once Upon a Dream" (1958) - uncredited)
 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef (writer: "Nearer My Love to You")
 1958 The Tender Game (Short) (writer: "Tenderly")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Tenderly")
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Ice Capades (1956) ... (lyrics: "The Poor People of Paris")
 1956 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.41 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" - uncredited)
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (lyrics: "Tenderly")
 1955 The 27th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Hold My Hand")
 1954 Susan Slept Here (lyrics: "Hold My Hand") / (writer: "Susan Slept Here" - uncredited)
 1954 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (1954) ... (lyrics: "Symphony")
 1953 Torch Song (music: "Tenderly")
 1953 Little Boy Lost (lyrics: "Mon Coeur est un Violin")
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (writer: "I Confess" - uncredited)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (writer: "The Johnson Rag" - uncredited)
 1951 Teresa Brewer and the Firehouse Five Plus Two (Short) (lyrics: "Johnson Rag" - uncredited)
 1949 The Spider and the Fly (writer: "Symphony" - uncredited)
 1949 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.38 (1949) ... (writer: "If I Didn't Care")
 1948 Killer Diller (lyrics: "If I didn't Care") / (music: "If I didn't Care")
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round #3 (Short) (writer: "Linda")
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short) (lyrics: "All or Nothing")
 1947 Community Sing 9651: Heartaches (Short) (writer: "Linda")
 1947 Swing the Western Way (writer: "Chopsticks")
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami ("My Bel Ami")
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters (writer: "Twilight Song")
 1946 One Exciting Week (lyrics: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!") / (music: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!")
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights (lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" (1940) - uncredited)
 1945 Dreaming (writer: "All or Nothing At All" - uncredited)
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus (writer: "Heave Ho")
 1944 Artistry in Rhythm (Short) (writer: "I'm Going Mad for a Pad")
 1944 This Is the Life (lyrics: "All or Nothing At All" - uncredited)
 1944 Weekend Pass (writer: "All or Nothing at All")
 1944 The United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Band (Short) (writer: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!" - uncredited)
 1943 Doughboys in Ireland (lyrics: "All Or Nothing At All" - uncredited)
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon (lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1940))
 1941 The Big Store (writer: "Yes, My Darling Daughter" (1939) - uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve (music: "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" (1940) - uncredited)
 1940 Hullabaloo (writer: "A Handful of Stars" (1940) - uncredited)
 1940 The Quarterback (writer: "Sentimental Me")
 1940 Carl Hoff and His Orchestra in Romance in Rhythm (Short) (writer: "Chopsticks" - uncredited)
 1938 Man from Music Mountain (writer: "The Man From Music Mountain" - uncredited)
 1938 Romance on the Run (writer: "Are You a Dreamer?" - uncredited)
 1938 Under Western Stars (writer: "Send My Mail to the County Jail", "When a Cowboy Sings a Song", "Back to the Backwoods")
 1938 Outside of Paradise (writer: "Outside of Paradise", "Sweet Irish Sweetheart of Mine", "Shenanigans")
 1938 The Old Barn Dance (writer: "Ten Little Miles" (1938), "At the Old Barn Dance" (1938) - uncredited)
 1937 Starlets (Short) (writer: "Big Boy Blue" - uncredited)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (lyrics: "Have You Ever Been to Heaven", "I Owe You", "All Over Nothing at All" - uncredited) / (writer: "It's Round Up Time in Reno" - uncredited)
 1937 Love Under Fire (lyrics: "The Language of Love")
 1935 Harry Horlick and His Gypsies (Short) (lyrics: "My Gypsy Rhapsody" - uncredited)
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Musical "I Had A Ball" , written with Stan Freeman. Starring Buddy Hackett, Richard Kiley, and Karen Morrow, directed by Lloyd Richards.

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During WWII, he served in the Coast Guard and the merchant marine. See more »

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