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Hugh Martin (I) (1914–2011)

Hugh Martin was born on August 11, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Jr. Hugh Martin. He died on March 11, 2011 in Encinitas, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 2014 The Monuments Men (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1986 - 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
- Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé (2011) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
- Robin Williams/Paul Simon (1986) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (TV Special) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.58 (2012) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.61 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.46 (2010) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Glee, Actually (2012) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2012 Silver Linings Playbook (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 2011 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Nadal (2011) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2010 Eureka (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- O Little Town... (2010) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2010 Fireplace for your Home: Christmas Music (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2009 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.64 (2009) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.122 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.118 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2009 Nativity! (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holidaze (2009) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Both Sides Now (2009) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2009 Obsessed (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2008 Gavin & Stacey (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2008 EastEnders (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 December 2008 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2008 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Removing the Block (2008) ... (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 2008 Sex and the City (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 2008 Pageant (Documentary) (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2007 A Christmas Celebration: Live from Dublin (Video) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ludachristmas (2007) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2007 A Dennis the Menace Christmas (Video) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2007 Christmas in Wonderland (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2007 How About You... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944))
 2006 Deck the Halls (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2005 Bones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Fallout Shelter (2005) ... (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2005 The Family Stone (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (writer: "An Occasional Man")
 2004 Snow (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2004 Surviving Christmas (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 2004 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Isaak Christmas (2004) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2003 Bad Santa (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1943))
 2003 Travelling Light (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2002) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2002 High Crimes (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") / (music: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2001 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 December 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944) - uncredited)
 2001 Prancer Returns (Video) (writer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "The Boy Next Door")
 2000 The Next Best Thing (writer: "Trolley Song")
 2000 Hanging Up (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1999 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1999 La bûche (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1994-1999 The Simpsons (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Treehouse of Horror X (1999) ... ("The Trolley Song")
- Burns' Heir (1994) ... ("The Trolley Song", uncredited)
 1999 Rituals and Resolutions (Short) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Lil' Christmas")
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998) ... (music: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1998 54 (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Have Cleared the Tower (1998) ... (writer: "Buckle Down Winsocki")
- 1968 (1998) ... (writer: "Buckle Down Winsocki")
 1997 Chicago Cab (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
  Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (music - 1 episode, 1997)
- Short, Plush and Deadly (1997) ... ("The Trolley Song")
- Role with It (1997) ... (music: "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy (Video short) (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 1997 Donnie Brasco (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944))
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Val's Apartment (1995) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song")
 1995 While You Were Sleeping (music: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Through the House (1994) ... (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1994 Baywatch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Silent Night, Baywatch Night: Part 2 (1994) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "The Three B's" (1941), "Pass That Peace Pipe" (1947) - uncredited)
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie) (writer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Indestructible Man (1992) ... (writer: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song", "The Boy Next Door", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1991 Because It's Christmas: Barry Manilow (Video documentary) (writer: "Joy To The World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1990 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Special) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1990 Heaven Tonight (writer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")
 1990 Home Alone (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1989 The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One - Satan Claus (TV Short) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas (1988) ... (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1987 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (1987) ... ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1986 Heat ("Have Yourself A Merry Christmas")
 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song")
 1981 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Tribute to the Lower Tidmarsh Volunteer Fire Brigade (1981) ... (music: "An Occasional Man" - uncredited)
 1979 Cuba (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1943) - uncredited)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie) (music: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1977 The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (TV Special) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944) - uncredited)
 1975 The Lion Roars Again (Documentary short) (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1974 The Birthday Ball (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" (1944), "The Boy Next Door" (1944) - uncredited)
 1974 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Henry in Love (1974) ... (writer: "Buckle Down Winsocki" - uncredited)
 1972 The Godfather (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944))
 1969-1972 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Songs of the 40's (1972) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
- Occupations (1969) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
  The Partridge Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1971) (music - 1 episode, 1971)
- Don't Bring Your Guns to Town, Santa (1971) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") / (music: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1968 Lulu's Back in Town (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 April 1968 (1968) ... (writer: "I'm the First Girl in the Second Row" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 October 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "You'd Better Love Me" - uncredited)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Hollywood Musical (1967) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Movie) (music: "The Girl Next Door" - uncredited)
 1963 The Victors (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1949-1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #16.29 (1963) ... (writer: "Just a Little Joint with a Jukebox")
- Episode #3.3 (1949) ... (writer: "The Trolley Song")
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Plays Tarzan (1962) ... (writer: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Removal Men (1962) ... (writer: "An Occasional Man" - uncredited)
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Trolley Song")
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante (writer: "The Boy Next Door", "Love" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 May 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" - uncredited)
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Jeannie Carson (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Boy Next Door" - uncredited)
- The Tri-Tones (1957) ... (writer: "The Girl Next Door" - uncredited)
 1958 The Girl Most Likely (writer: "I Don't Know What I Want", "We Gotta Keep Up With the Joneses", "Travelogue", "Balboa", "Crazy Horse", "All the Colors of the Rainbow")
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jeannie the WAC (1957) ... (music: "Love" - uncredited)
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (1955) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
- Episode #1.14 (1955) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1955 The Girl Rush ("An Occasional Man")
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music for Christmas (1954) ... (writer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1954 Athena (music: "Athena", "The Girl Next Door", "Vocalize", "Imagine", "Harmonize", "Love Can Change the Stars", "I Never Felt Better", "Venezia")
 1953 Life with Tom (Short) (music: "Trolly Song" - as Martin)
 1953 Half a Hero (lyrics: "Love") / (music: "Love")
 1953 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Indian Show (1953) ... (music: "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1952 Fearless Fagan (writer: "What Do You Think I Am?")
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1951) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #1.31 (1951) ... (writer: "What Do You Think I Am?")
- Christmas Show (1950) ... (lyrics: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 1949 School House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1949) ... (writer: "Buckle Down Winsocki")
 1948 Old Rockin' Chair Tom (Short) (music: "The Trolley Song" (1944))
 1947 Good News (writer: "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia (writer: "Buckle Down, Winsocki" - uncredited)
 1947 Cat Fishin' (Short) (music: "Trolly Song" - uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood ("I Hope the Band Keeps Playing", "The Cocabola Tree", "As I Remember You", "Fun on the Wonderful Midway", uncredited)
 1945 Swing Shift Cinderella (Short) (music: "The Trolley Song" (1944) - uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (music: "Love")
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (lyrics: "The Trolley Song" (1944), "The Boy Next Door" (1944), "Skip to My Lou" (1944), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944), "Over the Bannister" (1944) (uncredited))
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (writer: "What Do You Think I Am", "Brazilian Boogie")
 1943 Thousands Cheer (writer: "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall" - uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (lyrics: "Buckle Down, Winsocki" (1941), "Wish I May" (1941), "Three Men on a Date" (1941), "Ev'ry Time" (1941), "The Three B's" (1941), "I Know You by Heart" (1941), "My First Promise {The Ring Waltz}" (1943), "Alive and Kickin'" (1941), "You're Lucky" (1941)) / (music: "Buckle Down, Winsocki" (1941), "Wish I May" (1941), "Three Men on a Date" (1941), "Ev'ry Time" (1941), "The Three B's" (1941), "I Know You by Heart" (1941), "My First Promise {The Ring Waltz}" (1943), "Alive and Kickin'" (1941), "You're Lucky" (1941))
 1941 Skip to My Lou (Short) (arranger: "Skip to My Lou") / (performer: "Skip to My Lou")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Make a Wish. Musical. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

I don't write for money, I write for love.

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award four times: three times in 1963 with collaborator Timothy Gray for "High Spirits," as Best Author (Musical), Best Composer and Lyricist, and for lyrics and music as parts of a Best Musical nomination; and then, 26 years later, in 1990, with collaborator Ralph Blane as Best Score (Musical) for "Meet Me in St. Louis." See more »

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