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Bob Merrill (1921–1998)

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Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award five times: in 1958, for the music and lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "New Girl in Town;" in 1960, for the lyrics and music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Take Me Along;" in 1962, for the music and lyrics as part o a Best Musical nomination for "Carnival;" and in 1964, for the ... See more trivia »

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 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2015 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sjælland (2015) ... (writer: "Vovsen i vinduet" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 3: Movie Special (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Rain My Parade" - uncredited)
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 7 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Opening Night (2014) ... (writer: "I'm the Greatest Star", "Who Are You Now" - uncredited)
- New New York (2014) ... (writer: "People" - uncredited)
- Frenemies (2014) ... (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade" - uncredited)
- The End of Twerk (2013) ... (lyrics: "You Are Woman, I am Man" - uncredited)
- Choke (2012) ... (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade" - uncredited)
 2012 Redfern Now (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pretty Boy Blue (2012) ... (writer: "How Much is that Doggy in the Window?")
 2012 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 59: John Wilson on Broadway (2012) ... (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2011-2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
- Episode #6.8 (2011) ... (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (lyrics: "Funny Girl/Don't Rain on My Parade")
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Proof (2011) ... (lyrics: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited) / (music: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
 2011 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Change of Heart (2011) ... (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2011 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "Don't Rain On My Parade")
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (writer: "Rostige Flügel")
 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Don't Rain On My Parade")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (writer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (writer: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
 2008 College Road Trip (writer: "People")
 2008 The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Documentary) (writer: " (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?")
 2007 The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (music: "You Can Find It on TV")
 2006 Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zwischen Kommerz und Anspruch - Die Zukunft des Austropop (2006) ... (writer: "Rostige Flügel")
 2006 Family Hero (writer: "Ma p'tite folie" ("My Truly, Truly Fair"))
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Italian Bob (2005) ... (writer: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
- The Homer They Fall (1996) ... ("People", uncredited)
  Family Guy (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2005) (music - 1 episode, 2005)
- PTV (2005) ... (lyrics: "The Freakin' FCC") / (music: "The Freakin' FCC")
- Mind Over Murder (1999) ... (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade" - uncredited)
 2005 Walk the Line (writer: "She Wears Red Feathers")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window")
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (writer: "How Much Is That Doggy in the Window" (1952))
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dogs (2005) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window" - uncredited)
 2005 Searching for Bobby D (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (writer: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
 2004 School for Seduction (lyrics: "Mambo Italiano") / (music: "Mambo Italiano")
 2004 Connie and Carla (writer: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2004 Dean Martin: The One and Only (Video documentary) (writer: "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
 2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (writer: "Doggie In The Window (How Much Is That)")
 2003 Gay Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2003 The Singing Detective (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window")
 2003 Lea Salonga Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Streisand Medley")
 2002 Martine (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2002) ... (lyrics: "People")
 2001/I Iris (writer: "How Much is that Doggie in the Window")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sadie, Sadie (2001) ... (lyrics: "Sadie, Sadie" - uncredited)
 2001 Bring It On (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cowboys (2001) ... (writer: "Honeycomb" - uncredited)
 2001 The Martins (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?")
 2000 The Crew (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (lyrics: "The Beauty That Drives Men Mad")
 1999 American Beauty (writer: "Don't Rain On My Parade")
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1999 The Iron Giant (writer: "Honeycomb")
 1998 Frivolous Lola (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1998 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Caroline and the Little White Lies (1998) ... (writer: "Don't Rain on My Parade" - uncredited)
 1997 Good Will Hunting (writer: "People")
 1997 Dogtown (writer: "Neon Rain", "We Want the Same Things Out of Life", "Is That Me That You See?")
 1997 In & Out (writer: "People")
 1997 George of the Jungle (writer: "Don't Rain On My Parade" - uncredited)
 1996 Unhook the Stars (writer: "How Much is That Doggie in the Window")
 1996 Big Night (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1995 Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Mambo Italiano") / (music: "Mambo Italiano")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?")
 1995 Cracker (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Brotherly Love: Part 2 (1995) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window")
- Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1995) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window")
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Engagement (1995) ... (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "People" (1964), "Don't Rain on My Parade" (1964) - uncredited)
 1994 A Man of No Importance (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window" - as Merrill)
 1993 The Wrong Trousers (Short) (writer: "How Much is that Doggie in the Window")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Killer Shrews (1992) ... (writer: " (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buster (1991) ... (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1990 Mermaids (writer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1990 Hotdog (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?")
 1990 Coupe de Ville (writer: " (How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window")
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (writer: "People")
 1989 Scandal (writer: "She Wears Red Feathers" - uncredited)
 1989 Peacemaker (Short) (writer: "Honeycomb")
 1988 Married to the Mob (writer: "MAMBO ITALIANO")
 1988 Lady in White (" (HOW MUCH IS THAT) DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW")
 1988 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Award Show (1988) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?")
 1987 Housekeeping (writer: "SPARROW IN THE TREETOP")
 1986 One Voice (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "People")
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Valentine's Day (1986) ... (" (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?")
 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "People")
 1985 Dance with a Stranger (writer: "She Wears Red Feathers", "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1982 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Touch of Glass (1982) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Love Makes the World Go 'Round")
 1980 Wicked Schoolgirls (writer: " (How Much is) That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl")
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Your Hit Parade (1978) ... (music: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake")
- Henry, Please Come Home (1972) ... (writer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" - uncredited)
 1977 The 31st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Don't Rain On My Parade")
 1975 SOS: Screw on the Screen (writer: " (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited)
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "People")
 1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Let Me Entertain You")
- Episode dated 19 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "People")
 1973 B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (TV Short) (lyrics: "People" - uncredited)
 1973 Barend is weer bezig! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Barend in België (1973) ... ("People", "Mensen" (People))
 1973 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dalton Abbott Railway Choir (1973) ... (writer: "Baby Lover")
 1972 A Revolta dos Anjos (TV Series) (writer: "People")
 1972 Pink Flamingos (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie In the Window")
 1971 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1971) ... (performer: "At The Opera: All In The Familiars")
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (writer: "Elegance" (1964) - uncredited)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- Episode #23.1 (1969) ... (lyrics: "People" - uncredited)
- Episode #14.27 (1961) ... (writer: "Yes, My Heart", "Her Face")
 1969 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1969) ... (writer: "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?")
 1969 The 41st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Funny Girl")
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Music That Makes Me Dance" - uncredited)
 1968 Funny Girl (lyrics: "I'm The Greatest Star" (uncredited), "If A Girl Isn't Pretty" (uncredited), "Rollerskate Rag" (uncredited), "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" (uncredited), "People" (uncredited), "You Are Woman, I Am Man" (uncredited), "Don't Rain On My Parade" (uncredited), "Sadie, Sadie" (uncredited), "The Swan" (uncredited), "Funny Girl" (uncredited), "People (Reprise)")
 1967 Bobby Darin in London (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't Rain on My Parade")
 1967 Center Stage (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... (writer: "Don't Rain On My Parade")
 1965 The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood (TV Movie) (writer: "We Wish the World a Happy Yule/Main Titles", "My Red Riding Hood", "Snubbed", "Woodsman's Serenade/Granny's Gulch", "Along the Way", "I'm Naive", "I'm Naive (reprise)", "We're Gonna Howl Tonight", "Ding-A-Ling, Ding-A-Ling", "Granny", "Along the Way (reprise)", "We Wish the World a Happy Yule", "My Red Riding Hood/End Titles")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (writer: "Honeycomb")
 1962 Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Ringle, Ringle", "The Lord's Bright Blessing", "We're Despicable (Plunderer's March)", "Winter Was Warm", "It's Great to Be Back on Broadway", "Alone in the World")
 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (lyrics: "I've Written a Letter to Daddy")
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (lyrics: "Dancing Princess", "Ah-Oom", "Christmas Land", "Dee-Are-A-Gee-O-En" (Dragon)) / (music: "Dancing Princess", "Ah-Oom", "Christmas Land", "Dee-Are-A-Gee-O-En" (Dragon), "The Singing Bone")
 1961 Yves Montand on Broadway (TV Movie) (writer: "Take Me Along" - uncredited)
 1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (writer: "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" - uncredited)
 1960 The Fabulous Fifties (Documentary) (writer: "Sid, Ol' Kid")
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.29 (1958) ... (writer: "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry")
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ricky's Big Night (1957) ... (writer: "Honeycomb")
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (writer: "A Little Girl At Heart" - uncredited)
 1955 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.12 (1955) ... (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?")
 1953 Resan till dej (music: "BARRELS 'N BARRELS OF ROSES / JAG GER ROSOR")
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle ("Chick-a-Boom")
 1953 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 May 1953 (1953) ... (writer: " (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window")
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (writer: "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?" - uncredited)
 1941 Too Many Blondes (writer: "Chick-a-Boom" - uncredited)
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Funny Girl (1964). Musical comedy. Book by Isobel Lennart. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson. Assistant Vocal arrangements: ... See more »
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