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Irving Mills (1894–1985)

Irving Mills was a composer, song publisher and band and orchestra manager in the 1920s and 1930s and also manager for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1920s and early 1930s he would put together bands for recordings. One of his bands that recorded for Brunswick Records from 1928 to 1930 was called Irving Mills And ... See full bio »

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 2016 Darker Than You Think (writer: "Sophisticated Lady") (announced)
 2014 Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (Documentary) (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 2012-2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Resignation (2013) ... (writer: "Everything's Hotsy Totsy Now" - uncredited)
- Spaghetti and Coffee (2012) ... (writer: "Lovesick Blues" (1922))
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.134 (2013) ... (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right" - uncredited)
 2013 42 (writer: "Moon Glow", "Straighten Up And Fly Right")
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Chikurin (2013) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
- Week 2 (2013) ... (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
- Round Ten: The Finals (2011) ... (writer: "Minnie the Moocher")
- Round Two (2011) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
- Round Nine: Results (2009) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - uncredited)
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Final Judgment, Part 1 (2012) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 2012 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top 16 Perform (2011) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
- Top 12 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Minnie the Moocher")
- Top 14 (2005) ... (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (writer: "St. James Infirmary Blues")
 2010 A Star Is Born: Special Features (Video) (lyrics: "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street") / (music: "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street")
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Peleliu Landing (2010) ... (writer: "Solitude")
 2009 Amelia (music: "Moonglow" (1934))
 2009/I Up in the Air (writer: "Mood Indigo" (1931))
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (writer: "Minnie the Moocher")
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (writer: "WAH DEE DAH")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right" - uncredited)
 2008 Two Lovers (writer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" (1931))
 2008 Idiots and Angels (writer: "St. James Infirmary")
 2008 X Factor (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing")
 2008 Be Kind Rewind (writer: "Solitude")
 2007 The Great Debaters (writer: "Delta Serenade")
 2007 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blue Harvest (2007) ... (writer: "Minnie The Moocher" - uncredited)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - uncredited)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing") / (music: "Moonglow")
 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Video) (writer: "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Second Coming (2007) ... (writer: "Caravan" - uncredited)
- Kennedy and Heidi (2007) ... (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2007/II Ella (Documentary short) (lyrics: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)")
 2007 Does Your Soul Have a Cold? (Documentary) (writer: "Solitude")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (writer: "Moonglow")
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "Moonglow" (1934))
 2006 Idlewild (writer: "Moonglow")
 2005 Munich (writer: "Prelude to a Kiss")
 2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (Video) (lyrics: "Moon Glow")
 2005 The White Countess (lyrics: "Mood Indigo" (1930))
 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary) (writer: "Sophisticated lady")
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Cherry Blossom Road (2005) ... (writer: "Minnie the Moocher" - uncredited)
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Down South Camp Meetin'" (1935)) / (music: "Moon Glow" (1934))
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (lyrics: "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (1938)) / (music: "Moonglow" (1934))
 2004/I Ray (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Place of Our Own (2004) ... (writer: "Old Man Blues")
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 Millennium Approaches (2003) ... (writer: "Solitude")
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (writer: "The Mooche", "Caravan", "'Long About Midnight")
 2002 Minority Report (writer: "Solitude" (1934))
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (lyrics: "Mood Indigo" (1931)) / (music: "Mood Indigo" (1931))
 2002 Hart's War (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... (music: "IF DREAMS COME TRUE")
 2001 One Night with Robbie Williams (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2001 Desaliñada (Short) (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 2001 Metropolis (lyrics: "St. James Infirmary") / (music: "St. James Infirmary")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 2000 The Wedding Tackle (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 2000 Center Stage (writer: "Moonglow")
 1999 Pitch People (Documentary) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1931)) / (writer: "Caravan" (1936))
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (writer: "Caravan")
 1998 Fallen Arches (writer: "Solitude" - as Mills)
 1998 It All Came True (writer: "Mood Indigo", "Rockin' In Rhythm")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (lyrics: "Down South Camp Meetin'", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 1998 Saving Private Ryan (lyrics: "Solitude" (1934))
 1998 The Newton Boys (writer: "Riverboat Shuffle")
 1998 Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (writer: "Moonglow")
 1997 A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (Documentary) (writer: "Down South Camp Meeting")
 1997 One Night Stand (writer: "The Organ Grinder's Swing")
 1997 Hoodlum (writer: "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 1997 Taste of Cherry ("St. James Infirmary", uncredited)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Moonglow")
 1997 Ulee's Gold (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (writer: "In a Sentimental Mood")
 1996 Harriet the Spy (writer: "St. James Infirmary")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Moonglow")
 1995 Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Straighten Up and Fly Right") / (music: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 1995 White Man's Burden (writer: "Prelude To A Kiss")
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie) (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 1995 Blue in the Face (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie) (writer: "Sidewalks of Cuba" - as Mills)
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (writer: "SLOW FREIGHT")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (writer: "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart")
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption ("Lovesick Blues")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)")
 1994 The Mask (writer: "Hi De Ho")
 1994 Forrest Gump ("Lovesick Blues" (1991))
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "Azure")
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (writer: "Prelude to a Kiss")
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Split Personality (1992) ... (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss (writer: "Prelude to a Kiss")
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "In a Sentimental Mood")
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (writer: "MOOD INDIGO")
 1992 Radio Flyer (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (writer: "Minnie the Moocher" - as Mills)
 1991 My Girl (writer: "MOONGLOW")
 1991 The Addams Family ("The Mooche")
 1991 En dag i oktober (writer: "I HEARD")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Riverboat Shuffle")
 1991 Barton Fink ("DOWN SOUTH CAMP MEETING")
 1991 Oscar (writer: "Rockin' in Rhythm")
 1991 Flirting (writer: "The Moochie" - as Mills)
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion (lyrics: "STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT")
 1991 He Said, She Said ("In A Sentimental Mood")
 1990 Alice (music: "Moonglow" (1933)) / (writer: "Caravan" (1937))
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Minnie The Moocher")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "Moonglow")
 1990 Texasville (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1990 Dolly and Her Lover (arranger: "Caravan")
 1990 Strike It Rich (lyrics: "Prelude to a Kiss" - uncredited)
 1989 Harlem Nights (lyrics: "The Gal From Joe's", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Sophisticated Lady") / (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (writer: "Prelude to a Kiss", "Moonglow", "Solitude")
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway (writer: "The Mooch")
 1989 The Toxic Avenger Part II (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("In a Sentimental Mood")
 1988 Stealing Home (writer: "Moonglow (Instrumental)")
 1988 Biloxi Blues (writer: "Solitude")
 1987 September ("Moonglow")
 1987 The Big Town (writer: "LOVESICK BLUES")
 1987 The Untouchables (writer: "MOOD INDIGO")
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "SOLITUDE")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Clues (1986) ... (writer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" - uncredited)
- Heat (1986) ... (writer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" - uncredited)
- Skin (1986) ... (writer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1985 Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1985 Sweet Dreams (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (music: "Organ Grinder's Swing")
 1984 Speed (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Moonglow")
 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: "Cotton Club Stomp #2", "Mood Indigo", "Minnie The Moocher") / (music: "The Mooche", "Ring Dem Bells", "Mood Indigo", "Minnie The Moocher")
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (writer: "St. James Infirmary Blues" - uncredited)
 1982 Frances (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 1982 Porky's (writer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1981 Reborn ("Mood Indigo")
 1980 Stardust Memories (writer: "If Dreams Come True" (1936) - as I Mills)
 1980 Rough Cut (writer: "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "In a Sentimental Mood", "Prelude to a Kiss", "Caravan" - uncredited)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "MINNIE THE MOOCHER")
 1980 Forbidden Zone (writer: "Squeezit the Moocher" - as Mills)
 1979 Série noire (writer: "Moonlight fiesta")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cleo Laine (1978) ... (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing")
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (writer: "Solitude")
 1977 Valentino (lyrics: "New Star in Heaven Tonight")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1975)
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... (lyrics: "St. James Infirmary") / (music: "St. James Infirmary")
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (lyrics: "Saddest Tale (Blues)" (1934))
 1974 Inserts (writer: "Moonglow")
 1973 England Made Me (writer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)')
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1969 That Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Part Belongs to Daddy (1969) ... (writer: "Minnie the Moocher" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1966 The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (1966) ... (lyrics: "In My Solitude" - uncredited)
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.20 (1964) ... (writer: "St. James Infirmary" - uncredited)
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.8 (1963) ... (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing")
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode dated 23 May 1962 (1962) ... (lyrics: "Moon Glow" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (lyrics: "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 25 January 1958 (1958) ... (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1962 Here's Edie (TV Movie) (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1962 All Night Long (writer: "In A Sentimmental Mood", "Mood Indigo")
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- It's a Good Life (1961) ... (music: "Moonglow")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "Solitude", "St. James Infirmary")
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (writer: "Moonglow")
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (writer: "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1956 Basin Street Revue (writer: "You're Not the Kind of a Boy" - uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Out of the Bushes")
 1956 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 June 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "Moonglow")
- Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "Moonglow")
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Down South Camp Meeting", "Moonglow")
 1955 Picnic (writer: "Moonglow" - uncredited)
  Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (1 episode) (writer - 3 episodes) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Variety Time ... (lyrics: "Minnie the Moocher")
- Revue in Rhythm ... ("The Mooche")
- Blues in Harlem ... (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady") / (writer: "Mood Indigo")
- Beale Street Revue ... (writer: "St. James Infirmary Blues")
- All Star Review ... (writer: "You're Not the Kind of Boy for a Girl Like Me")
 1952 Solitude (Short) (writer: "Solitude")
 1952 Sophisticated Lady (Short) (writer: "Sophisticted Lady")
 1951 Half Angel (music: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1947 Hi-De-Ho (writer: "ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES")
 1947 Girl Time (Short) (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night (writer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
 1944 Hotsy Totsy (Short) (lyrics: "Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now")
 1943 Here Comes Elmer (writer: "Straighten Up Fly Right")
 1943 Stormy Weather (lyrics: "That Ain't Right" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "There's No Two Ways About Love" (1943) - uncredited)
 1943 Air Force (writer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1923) - uncredited)
 1942 Minnie the Moocher (Short) (writer: "Minnie the Moocher")
 1941 Hi Gang! (writer: "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (lyrics: "St. James Infirmary" - uncredited) / (music: "St. James Infirmary" - uncredited)
 1939 Hoagy Carmichael (Short) (writer: "Washboard Blues")
 1938 Dave Apollon & His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Born to Swing" - uncredited)
 1938 Straight Place and Show (writer: "Hi De Ho" - uncredited)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (writer: "Minnie the Moocher" - uncredited)
 1937 Underworld (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing")
 1937 Swing, Hutton, Swing (Short) (writer: "Bugle Call Rag", "Organ Grinder's Swing" - uncredited)
 1937 Organ Grinder's Swing (Short) (writer: "Organ Grinder's Swing")
 1937 When You're in Love (lyrics: "Minnie the Moocher")
 1937 Reel Vaudeville (Short) (writer: "Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz" - uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid (lyrics: "You Gotta Have That Hi-Di-Ho in Your Soul" - uncredited) / (music: "You Gotta Have That Hi-Di-Ho in Your Soul" - uncredited)
 1935 Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (Short) (music: "Jitter Bug", "Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz", "'Long About Midnight" - uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Stock (writer: "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1934 Masks and Memories (Short) (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1933 A Bundle of Blues (Short) (writer: "Rockin' In Rhythm")
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (lyrics: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)" (Uncredited))
 1933 Meet the Baron (writer: "Hi De Ho" - uncredited)
 1933 Snow-White (Short) (writer: "St. James Infirmary Blues")
 1932 The Big Broadcast (writer: "Minnie the Moocher")
 1932 Minnie the Moocher (Short) (writer: "MINNIE THE MOOCHER")
 1930 Check and Double Check (writer: "Harlem Speaks" (1930), "Old Man Blues" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930/II Metro Movietone Revue (Short) (writer: "I Got a Mama Down in New Orleans, Another Mama Up in Maine" - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (lyrics: "What Has Become of Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo?" (1924) - uncredited)
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