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Samuel Lerner (1903–1989)

Composer ("I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?"), author, songwriter and publisher, he emigrated to the US in 1910 and was educated at Wayne University. He wrote special material for vaudeville singers including Sophie Tucker, and from 1928 was a music-publishing executive. Moving to London in 1936, he wrote the ... See full bio »

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 2013 Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Obama's Leopard Dream and Keeping Your Vineyard (2013) ... (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - uncredited)
 2008 The Spirit (writer: "Falling in Love Again")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2002)
- The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) ... (music: "Popeye the Sailor Man Theme" - uncredited)
- The Strong Arms of the Ma (2003) ... (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
- The Old Man and the Key (2002) ... (music: "Popeye the Sailor Man Theme" - uncredited)
- Jaws Wired Shut (2002) ... (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - uncredited)
- Brother's Little Helper (1999) ... (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years (writer: "Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (writer: "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" - as Sammy Lerner)
 2001 Baby Boy (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 2000 Paragraph 175 (Documentary) (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again")
 1998 Little Voice (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" (1930) - as Samuel L. Lerner)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1995 Bye Bye Love (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again") / (music: "Falling in Love Again")
 1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Like a Virgin" - as S. Lerner)
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1 (writer: "I'M POPEYE THE SAILORMAN" - as Sammy Lerner)
  'Allo 'Allo (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- An Almighty Bang (1991) ... (lyrics: "Falling In Love Again" - uncredited)
- The Nouvion Oars (1989) ... (lyrics: "Falling In Love Again" - uncredited)
- The Dance of the Hitler Youth (1984) ... (writer: "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" - uncredited)
 1990 Loose Cannons (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Look to the Lady: Part Two (1989) ... (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" - uncredited)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (writer: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1987 Orphans (writer: "IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE")
 1986 Royal Society Jazz Orchestra (TV Special) (lyrics: "Conversational Man")
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's Monstertainment (1985) ... (writer: "Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1980 Popeye (lyrics: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man" (1933) - as Sammy Lerner) / (music: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man" (1933) - as Sammy Lerner)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- None Like It Hot (1978) ... (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - uncredited)
 1978 The All-New Popeye Hour (TV Series) (writer: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1978 Keménykalap és krumpliorr (TV Series) (writer: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man")
 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say about Dixie?")
 1974 Don't Touch the White Woman! (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" - uncredited)
 1973 Baxter! (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" - uncredited)
 1973 An Evening with Marlene Dietrich (Documentary) (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again")
 1972 Our Miss Fred (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" - uncredited)
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" - uncredited)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1960)
- Episode #22.15 (1969) ... (writer: "Is it True What They Say About Dixie?")
- Episode #13.43 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1968 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.17 (1968) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Don't Call Us (1967) ... (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" - uncredited)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1963) (music - 1 episode, 1963)
- Jack Meets Max Bygraves (1963) ... (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited) / (music: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.19 (1957) ... (writer: "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man" - uncredited)
 1955 Car-azy Drivers (Short) (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl (lyrics: "California Moon" - as Sam Lerner, uncredited)
 1951 Anne of the Indies (lyrics: "Ann of the Indies")
 1951 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.37 (1951) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie")
 1949 Marriage Wows (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1949 Silly Hillbilly (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1947 Intrigue (music: "Intrigue")
 1947 Abusement Park (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1945 The Unseen (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - uncredited)
 1944 The Anvil Chorus Girl (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1943 His Butler's Sister (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1943 Larceny with Music (lyrics: "Only in Dreams")
 1943 Cartoons Ain't Human (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1943 A Jolly Good Furlough (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1942 Pittsburgh (writer: "Ladies from Paree" - uncredited)
 1942 Jail House Blues (lyrics: "Amazon" - uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve (lyrics: "When I Sing" - uncredited)
 1941 Child Psykolojiky (Short) (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (lyrics: "Salt o' the Sea", "Sweet Is the Blush of May", "Oh, Joyful Day" - as Sam Lerner)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne (lyrics: "Ladies From Paree" - as Sam Lerner)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven (lyrics: "After Ev'ry Rainstorm" - uncredited)
 1940 Popeye Meets William Tell (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1940 Margie (lyrics: "When Banana Blossoms Bloom" - uncredited)
 1940 La Conga Nights (lyrics: "Carmenita McCoy", "Havana", "Chance of a Lifetime")
 1940 Suicide Legion (writer: "Sunset In Vienna", "We'll Never Run Short Of Love")
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective (lyrics: "Almost" - uncredited)
 1939 Laugh It Off (writer: "You're Doing the 1940", "My Dreams and I and You", "Who's Going To Keep Your Wigwam Warm?", "Smile, Smile, Smile, "Laugh It Off" - as Sam Lerner)
 1939 Hello How Am I (Short) (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1939 A Girl Must Live (writer: "Gangway")
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss (lyrics: "Everybody's Laughing" (1938) - uncredited) / (lyrics: "You Had It Coming to You" (1939) - as Sam Lerner)
 1938 Hold That Co-ed (music: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (1936) - uncredited)
 1938 Three on a Weekend (writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Gangway", "Lord And Lady Whoozis" - uncredited)
 1937 Splinters in the Air (lyrics: "Watching the Stars" - as Lerner) / (music: "Watching the Stars" - as Lerner)
 1937/I Unusual Occupations (Documentary short) (writer: "(I'm) Popeye the Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1937 Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (Short) (writer: "Abu Hassan" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1937 The Girl Was Young (writer: "No One Can Like the Drummer Man" - as Lerner, uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In (writer: "Is it True What They Say About Dixie?" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (music: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm Racketeer (writer: "RHYTHM RACKETEER", "SEVEN DIFFERENT SWEETIES A WEEK", "YOU STRUCK THE RIGHT NOTE" - as Lerner)
 1937 Gangway (writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Lord and Lady Whoozis", "Moon or No Moon", "Gangway" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1937 Take My Tip (writer: "I Was Anything But Sentimental", "Birdie Out of a Cage")
 1937 Organ Grinder's Swing (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1937 Girl in the Street (writer: "Jingle of the Jungle", "The Eyes of the World Are Upon You" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys (writer: "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?", "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?" (uncredited))
 1937 You're in the Army Now (writer: "Turning the Town Upside Down")
 1936 I'm in the Army Now (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1936 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Short) (writer: "Sindbad the Sailor", "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" - as Sammy Lerner)
 1936 Fury (lyrics: "Popeye the Sheriff Man" - uncredited) / (music: "Popeye the Sheriff Man" - uncredited)
 1936 A Clean Shaven Man (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1935 Trouble in Toyland (Short) (lyrics: "I Can Sew a Button" - uncredited)
 1935 Adventures of Popeye (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1935 Choose Your 'Weppins' (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1935 Be Kind to 'Aminals' (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1935 Beware of Barnacle Bill (Short) (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1934 Let's Sing with Popeye (Short) (writer: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1934 Embarrassing Moments (writer: "I Won't Think About Tomorrow")
 1934 Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (Short) (writer: "Sweet Betty" - uncredited)
 1934 Masks and Memories (Short) (lyrics: "I Can Sew a Button" - uncredited)
 1934 Can You Take It (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited) / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Let's You and Him Fight (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1934 Sock-a-Bye, Baby (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 Wild Elephinks (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 Seasin's Greetinks! (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 I Eats My Spinach (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 Blow Me Down! (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 I Yam What I Yam (Short) ("Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor") / (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man")
 1933 Popeye the Sailor (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man") / (music: "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", "Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor")
 1933 Popular Melodies (Short) (lyrics: "KEEP A LITTLE SONG HANDY")
 1933 Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (Short) (lyrics: "KEEP A LITTLE SONG HANDY")
 1932 Betty Boop's Museum (Short) (writer: "Sweet Betty" - uncredited)
 1932 The Musical Doctor (Short) (writer: "Keep a Little Song Handy", "Missin' All the Kissin' from My Alabamy Mammy Pains")
 1932 Rudy Vallee Melodies (Short) (lyrics: "KEEP A LITTLE SONG HANDY")
 1932 Boop-Oop-A-Doop (Short) (writer: "DON'T TAKE MY BOOP-OOP-A-DOOP AWAY")
 1931 Musical Justice (Short) (lyrics: "I'm on the Jury Now", "Don't Take My Boop-oop-a-doop Away" - as Sammy Lerner, uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days (lyrics: "Falling in Love Again" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 Die lustigen Weiber von Wien (lyrics: "I Only Love One")
 1930 The Office Wife (writer: "I Fell In Love With You")
 1929 Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman (Short) (lyrics: "In the Hush of the Night" - as Sammy Lerner, uncredited)
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Goodhart, Hoffman, Guy Bolton, Thompson, Douglas Furber and his musical, "Going Greek," was performed at the Gaiety Theatre in London, England with Leslie Henson, Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Mary Lawson, Gavin Gordon, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, and Debroy Somers and his band in the cast. See more »

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