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Ted Lewis (I) (1891–1971)

Ted Lewis was born on June 6, 1891 in Circleville, Ohio, USA as Theodore Leopold Friedman. He was married to Adah Becker. He died on August 25, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unnatural Habits (2013) ... (performer: "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" written by nm2443989 & nm0516876 (as Eugene Lockhart))
 2012 Lil Tokyo Reporter (Short) (writer: "Headin' for Better Times")
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Broadway Limited (2010) ... (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" - uncredited)
 2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (writer: "When My Baby Smiles At Me")
 2003 Seabiscuit (performer: "There's a New Day Comin'")
 2002 The Smile of Isaac (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Medley Fox Trot")
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me")
 1944 Follow the Boys (performer: "Good Night" (1923) - uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me")
 1941 Hold That Ghost (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920) - uncredited) / (performer: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920), "Me and My Shadow" (1927) - uncredited)
 1940 Hullabaloo (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920) - uncredited) / (performer: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920) - uncredited)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" - uncredited) / (performer: "I'm a Musical Magical Man" - uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920) - uncredited) / (performer: "You're My Thrill" (1935), "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (1920) (uncredited), "Memories" (1915) (uncredited), "Me and My Shadow" (1927) (uncredited), "Wear a Hat with a Silver Lining" (1928) (uncredited), "The Peanut Vendor" (1931) (uncredited))
 1933 Bye-Gones (Short) (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me")
 1932 It's a Panic (Short) (lyrics: "When My Baby Smiles at Me" - uncredited)
 1931 The Happiness Remedy (Short) (performer: "Tiger Rag", "Homemade Sunshine", "Laugh It Down" - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (performer: "Pirate Band", "Lady Luck" (1929) - uncredited)
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic. Musical revue. Music by Dave Stamper. Lyrics by Gene Buck. Danse de Follies: 2 Oct 1919- closing date unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Irene Barker, Fanny Brice, Doris Eaton, W.C. Fields, Hal Hixon, Keegan & Edwards, Allyn King, Ted Lewis, Martha Mansfield, Arthur Rose, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Savoy ... See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Veteran dance band leader, former vaudevillian. Lewis set up his first orchestra in 1910. After working at the College Arms Cabaret in New York, he formed another group ('Ted Lewis & His Nut Band') on Coney island in 1916, initially intending it to be a vaudeville novelty act. By the early 1930's, this four-piece unit had developed into a bigger show band, which headlined at the Orpheum Circuit ... See more »


His theme song was "Me And My Shadow" See more »


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