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Harry Owens (I) (1902–1986)

One of the foremost exponents of Hawaiian music, Harry Owens arrived in the islands in 1934 and became quickly enamored with the local scene. Owens had been a straight trumpet player in Los Angeles dance bands (at the Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove and for Vincent Rose). His previous experience as a leader dated back to 1926, when he fronted a ... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Known For

Aloha
Aloha Soundtrack
(2015)
The Cat's Meow
The Cat's Meow Soundtrack
(2001)
Cocoanut Grove
Cocoanut Grove Hula Harry - Band Leader
(1938)
Song of the Islands
Song of the Islands Harry Owens
(1942)

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 2016 Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (Documentary) (writer: "Linger Awhile")
 2015/I Aloha (writer: "An Island Melody")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Hawaiian Paradise")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Linger A While" (1922))
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Blue Shadows and White Gardenias")
 1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (writer: "Sweet Leilani" - uncredited)
  Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1967) (music - 1 episode, 1967)
- Hawaii Calling (1967) ... (lyrics: "Sweet Leilani" - uncredited) / (music: "Sweet Leilani" - uncredited)
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Aldo Ray (1958) ... (music: "Sing Me a Song of the Islands" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (writer: "Sweet Leilani" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Linger Awhile")
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions (writer: "Sweet Leilani" - uncredited)
 1944 Tahiti Nights (writer: "Huapala", "Garden in Tahiti", "Luana")
 1942 The Magnificent Dope (music: "Down on Ami Ami Oni Oni Isle" - uncredited)
 1942 Song of the Islands (lyrics: "Home on the Range" (1904) - uncredited) / (music: "Down on Ami Ami Oni Oni Isle" (1942), "Sing Me a Song of the Islands" (1942), "Maluna Malolo Mawaena (Hawaiian Drinking Song)" (1942), "What's Buzzin' Cousin?" (1942), "O'Brien Has Gone Hawaiian" (1942), "Blue Shadows and White Gardenias" (1942))
 1938 Cocoanut Grove (lyrics: "Cocoanut Grove", "Dreamy Hawaiian Moon", "Sweet Leilani") / (music: "Cocoanut Grove", "Dreamy Hawaiian Moon", "Sweet Leilani")
 1938 Hawaii Calls ("Hawaii Calls", "Down Where the Trade Winds Blows")
 1937 Pacific Paradise (Short) (writer: "O-Ko-Le Ma-Lu-Na", "Hawaiian Paradise", "If Your Aloha Means I Love You", "The Original Oni Oni (The Wiggle) Dance", "To You Sweetheart, Aloha")
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds (writer: "Hawaiian Hospitality" - uncredited)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding (writer: "Sweet Leilani")
 1930 King of Jazz (lyrics: "Linger Awhile" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians
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Wrote the Academy award winning song "Sweet Leilani"

Star Sign:

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