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Ballard MacDonald (1882–1935)

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Known For

Hoosiers
Hoosiers Soundtrack
(1986)
The Cat's Meow
The Cat's Meow Soundtrack
(2001)
Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 2013 Doctors (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Curtain Call (2013) ... (music: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" - uncredited)
 2011 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Age of Reason (2011) ... (writer: "Rose of Washington Square" - uncredited)
 2009 Professor Norman Cornett (Documentary) (writer: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Back Home in Indiana")
 2006 7th Heaven (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Magic of Gershwin (2006) ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 2004 See You in My Dreams (TV Movie) (writer: "The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" (1924), "Rose of Washington Square (Version 1)" (1919)) / (writer: "Breeze" (1919))
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Blank Relay (2000) ... (lyrics: "I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmen" - uncredited)
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (writer: "Indiana (Back Home Again In)" (1917))
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Rose of Washington Square" - uncredited)
 1988 It Came from Somewhere Else (lyrics: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1987 3-2-1 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.3 (1987) ... (lyrics: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1986 Hoosiers (lyrics: "Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)")
 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie) (writer: "Rose of Washington Square")
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously (lyrics: "Beautiful Ohio Waltz")
 1981 American Pop (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1976 (1976) ... (lyrics: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
 1975 Funny Lady (lyrics: "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley" - uncredited)
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1970) ... (writer: "Back Home in Indiana")
 1968 A Little of What You Fancy (Documentary) (writer: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1966-1968 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1968) ... (lyrics: "Rose of Washington Square" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (music: "Rose of Washington Square" - uncredited)
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.15 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Indiana")
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.29 (1963) ... (writer: "Somebody Loves Me")
  Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... (writer: "Back Home in Indiana")
- Episode #1.3 ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.5 (1960) ... (writer: "Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie!" - uncredited)
 1960 Dixieland Small-Fry (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stan Kenton and Matty Matlock (1960) ... (writer: "Back Home in Indiana")
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story (lyrics: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1959 The Five Pennies (lyrics: " (Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Kate Smith (1959) ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
- Roberta Sherwood (1958) ... (writer: "(Back Home Again in) Indiana")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (music: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.11 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1956 The Montecarlo Story (lyrics: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1954 Deep in My Heart (lyrics: "I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmen")
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (lyrics: "On the Mississippi" - uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (lyrics: "INDIANA")
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (lyrics: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1951 Droopy's Good Deed (Short) (lyrics: "Beautiful Ohio")
 1951 Kreisler Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... (writer: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime (writer: "Play That Barbershop Chord" - uncredited)
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 6 (Short) (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1946 Cowboy Blues (lyrics: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (lyrics: "On the Mississippi" - uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me" - uncredited)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (lyrics: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (lyrics: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1943 Hoosier Holiday (lyrics: " (Back Home Again in) Indiana")
 1943 Variety Jubilee (writer: "On the Mississippi" - uncredited)
 1943 Tahiti Honey (writer: "Clap Hands Here Comes Charley" - uncredited)
 1942 Cairo (lyrics: "Beautiful Ohio" (1918) - uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day (lyrics: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1940 Remember the Night (lyrics: "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 The Frozen Limits (lyrics: "If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed of Love" (1909) - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (lyrics: "Rose of Washington Square")
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (lyrics: "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers")
 1937 Way Out West (lyrics: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1913) - uncredited)
 1933 Hello Pop (Short) (lyrics: "I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam")
 1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe (writer: "A Year from Today" - uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days (lyrics: "Bend Down, Sister" (1931) - uncredited)
 1930 Only Saps Work (writer: "Find the Girl")
 1930 Paramount on Parade (writer: "We're the Masters of Ceremony")
 1930 Be Yourself! (lyrics: "Kickin a Hole in the Sky" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Melody Man (writer: "Broken Dreams")
 1930 A Night in a Dormitory (Short) (lyrics: "I Love a Man in a Uniform" - uncredited)
 1929 New York Nights (writer: "A Year From Today" - uncredited)
 1929 It's a Great Life (lyrics: "I'm Following You", "I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam!", "Hoosier Hop" - uncredited)
 1929 After the Show (Short) (lyrics: "Jig-a-Boo-Jig" - uncredited)
 1929 Song of the Roses (Short) (lyrics: "Rose of Washington Square")
 1928 My Man (lyrics: "I Was a Floradora Baby" - uncredited)
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters (lyrics: "I Loved You Then (As I Love You Now)" (1927) - uncredited)
 1927 Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Short) (lyrics: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine")
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1910. Musical revue. Based on material by Harry B. Smith and Gus Edwards. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Featuring songs by Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards, Ballard MacDonald, Harry Carroll, Harry B. Smith, Will Marion Cook, Ford Dabney, James Henry Burriss, Chris Smith, Bert Williams, Alex Rogers, William ... See more »
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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