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Mitchell Parish (1900–1993)

Mitchell Parish was born Michael Hyman Peretz in Lithuania. He came to USA at age seven months and lived in Louisiana until about age four when he moved to New York City. His whole family changed its name to Parish soon after arriving in America; Parish changed his first name to Mitchell when he became a songwriter in 1919. Parish penned many ... See full bio »

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 2016 Darker Than You Think (writer: "Sophisticated Lady") (announced)
 2013 The Swing of Things (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade") (completed)
 2014 Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (Documentary) (writer: "Stardust", "Sweet Lorraine")
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (writer: "Stardust" - uncredited)
 2013 The Piano Shack (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys (2013) ... (writer: "Little Saint Nick" - uncredited)
 2013 Since I Don't Have You (writer: "Stardust")
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2013) ... (writer: "Volare" - uncredited)
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2012 Brooklyn Castle (Documentary) (writer: "A Sleigh Ride Together With You" - uncredited)
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Season to Be Jolly (2011) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 2003-2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Holidays of Future Passed (2011) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
- Dude, Where's My Ranch? (2003) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 2011 New Year's Eve (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2011 Enlightened (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Now or Never (2011) ... (writer: "Corrina, Corrina" - uncredited)
 2011 The Rum Diary (writer: "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto De Blue)", "Volare")
 2010 Beginners (lyrics: "Stardust")
 2010 Chico & Rita (writer: "Star Dust")
 2010 Legion (writer: "Deep Purple")
 2009 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2009 Nativity! (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 2009 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.186 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Stardust" - uncredited)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2008/I W. (writer: "Blue Skirt Waltz")
 2008 Ambros pur! II (Video) (writer: "Corrina, Corrina")
 2008 Aufgspuit! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Schmidbauer mit Wolfgang Ambros (2008) ... (writer: "Corrina, Corrina")
 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Documentary) (lyrics: "Stardust")
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2007 Closing the Ring (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2007 Mr. Woodcock (writer: "Volare")
 2007 I'm Not There. (writer: "Corrina, Corrina")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kennedy and Heidi (2007) ... (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (writer: "Corrina Corrina")
 2006 Running with Scissors (lyrics: "Stardust" (1927))
 2006 Bernard and Doris (writer: "All I Need Is You")
 2006 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Star Dust")
 2005 Rumor Has It... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 End of the Spear (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (Video) (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 The White Countess (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine" (1928))
 2005 The Weather Man (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine" (1928))
 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary) (writer: "Sophisticated lady")
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Doctor Dances (2005) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
- The Empty Child (2005) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 Cinderella Man (writer: "Don't Be That Way" (1934))
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Stardust" (1929), "Moonlight Serenade" (1939))
 2004 Swing Girls (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2004 Michael Bublé: Live from Mohegan Sun (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Stardust")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Letter (2004) ... (lyrics: "Stars Fell On Alabama")
 2004 Dean Martin: The One and Only (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Volare" - uncredited)
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (writer: "Sweet Lorraine")
 2003 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La llegada del futuro (2003) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (writer: "Volare")
 2003 Elf (writer: "Sleigh Ride" (1948))
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (lyrics: "Volare")
 2003 Mulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) (writer: "Serenata do Luar (Moonlight Serenade)")
 2003 American Splendor (lyrics: "Stardust" (1929))
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All About Christmas Eve (2002) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- With Honor (2002) ... (writer: "Stardust" - uncredited)
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (writer: "Dream, Dream, Dream")
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Stardust")
 2000 Looking for Alibrandi (writer: "Volare")
 1999 Mamy Blue (writer: "Star Dust")
 1999 Man on the Moon (lyrics: "Volare" (1958))
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Star Dust")
 1999 Choo-choo (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1998 Jack Frost (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie) (writer: "Stardust")
 1998 Zacharia Farted (lyrics: "STARDUST")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Bees (1998) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1998 The Newton Boys (writer: "Riverboat Shuffle")
 1997 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merry Mind the Buzzcocks (1997) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1997 One Night Stand (writer: "The Organ Grinder's Swing")
 1997 The Locusts (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1997 Deconstructing Harry (writer: "Tzena Tzena Tzena" (1950))
 1997 Contact (lyrics: "Volare" - uncredited)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (writer: "Deep Purple" (1933))
 1997 Vegas Vacation (writer: "Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)")
 1997 Ulee's Gold (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (writer: "Ruby")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (writer: "Volare")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Stardust" (Vocal))
 1995 The Grass Harp (writer: "DON'T BE THAT WAY")
 1995 The Confessional (writer: "Blues serenade")
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie) (writer: "Sidewalks of Cuba" - as Parish)
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE")
 1994 Speechless (lyrics: "Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "CORRINE, CORRINA")
 1994 Clean Slate (lyrics: "DOES YOUR HEART BEAT FOR ME")
 1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Volare")
 1993 Six Degrees of Separation ("Blue Tango")
 1993 Flesh and Bone (writer: "Stardust")
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (writer: "Ruby")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (writer: "Sleigh Ride", "Stardust")
 1992 Cyber Eden (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "Stardust", "Stairway to the Stars")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1992 Kærlighedens smerte (writer: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1992 The Long Day Closes (writer: "Stardust")
 1992 The Babe (writer: "Stardust")
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Tzena, Tzena")
 1991 Father of the Bride (lyrics: "Volare") / (writer: "Volare")
 1991 29th Street (writer: "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu))
 1991 Delirious (writer: "SWEET LORRAINE")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Riverboat Shuffle", "Stardust")
 1991 The Miracle (writer: "Stardust" - uncredited)
 1986-1991 Screen Two (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Fellow Traveller (1991) ... (lyrics: "Stardust" - uncredited)
- Song of Experience (1986) ... (lyrics: "Volare" - uncredited)
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Little Debbie (1990) ... (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1990 Texasville (lyrics: "Stardust")
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Stardust")
 1990 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1990 Strike It Rich (lyrics: "Serenata" - uncredited)
 1989 Harlem Nights (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1989 Loverboy (writer: "Blue Tango")
 1988 Rain Man (lyrics: "Star Dust" (1927))
 1988 Aloha Summer (writer: "Stairway to the Stars", "Deep Purple")
 1988 Rockin' the Night Away (TV Movie) (writer: "Corrine, Corrina")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1987 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1987) ... (writer: "Stardust")
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke (writer: "Corinna Corinna")
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "DON'T BE THAT WAY")
 1987 Sweet Lorraine (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1987 Tin Men (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Job (1986) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 1986 Tough Guys (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1986 Miss Mary (writer: "Stars Fell On Alabama" - as Parish)
 1985 Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite (writer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1985 One Magic Christmas (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 1984 Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride")
 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 1984 Falling in Love (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Defiance (1983) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1982 My Favorite Year (lyrics: "Stardust" (1927))
 1980 Stardust Memories (lyrics: "Stardust" (1929))
 1980 Rough Cut (writer: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1980 Cabo Blanco (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
  New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode #21.38 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
- Episode #8.45 (1965) ... (writer: "Deep Purple")
- Episode dated 8 May 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "Deep Purple")
- Episode #7.25 (1964) ... (writer: "Stardust")
 1978 The Cheap Detective (lyrics: "Deep Purple" - uncredited)
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story (writer: "Corina Corina")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... (lyrics: "Hands Across the Table" - uncredited)
 1978 Good Times (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- That's Entertainment, Evans Style (1978) ... (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine" - uncredited)
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Hawk (1977) ... (lyrics: "Deep Purple" (1933))
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (lyrics: "Star Dust" - uncredited)
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (writer: "Star Dust")
 1975 Kojak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
 1974 And Now My Love (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1973 Ash Wednesday (writer: "Ruby" - as Parish)
 1973 Slither ("Deep Purple")
 1970 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1970 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Sound of Frankenstein (1970) ... (lyrics: "Star Dust" - uncredited)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (lyrics: "Ruby")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1963-1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Songs of the South (1967) ... (lyrics: "Stars Fell on Alabama" - uncredited)
- Episode #8.46 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Volare" - uncredited)
- 400th Television Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "Volare" - uncredited)
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (writer: "Stardust")
- Episode #1.33 (1965) ... (writer: "Corrina Corrina")
- Episode #1.16 (1965) ... (writer: "Corrina Corrina")
 1965 Where the Action Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Deep Purple")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride")
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena")
 1963 Celebrity Party (TV Movie) (writer: "Deep Purple")
 1962 All Night Long (writer: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1961 Tähtisumua (lyrics: "Tähtisumua")
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.30 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Mademoiselle De Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (lyrics: "Christmas Night in Harlem" - uncredited)
 1959 Hercules Unchained (lyrics: "Evening Star")
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.27 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1957 Ranch Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.21 ... (writer: "Corrine, Corrina")
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Stars Fell on Alabama", "Deep Purple", "Sweet Lorraine", "Moonlight Love" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1955 The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (Short) (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Blues in Harlem ... (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady")
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1953 Aventura en Río (writer: "Todo Morado")
 1952 Sophisticated Lady (Short) (writer: "Sophisticted Lady")
 1951 Sweet Lorraine (Short) (lyrics: "Sweet Lorraine")
 1951 Another Man's Poison (writer: "STARDUST")
 1951 Half Angel (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1950 No Way Out (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1950 Sweet Serenade (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1950 Screenliner: Audition for August (Short) (writer: "Stardust")
 1950 Catskill Honeymoon (writer: "Me and My Concertina")
 1948 Song of Idaho (lyrics: "Here Comes The Cheer Parade")
 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band (Short) (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1945 Rhythm Round-Up (writer: "Corrine, Corrina")
 1945 Stardust (Short) (lyrics: "Star Dust")
 1944 Tahiti Nights (lyrics: "Let Me Love You Tonight")
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade (lyrics: "Deep Purple" - uncredited)
 1944 The United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Band (Short) (writer: "Corrine, Corrina" - uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever (lyrics: "You're So Indifferent")
 1943 Crazy House (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Rainbow Song" - uncredited)
 1943 Hi, Buddy (lyrics: "Stardust") / (writer: "Take Me in Your Arms")
 1942 Trumpet Serenade (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1940 Star Dust (lyrics: "Star Dust")
 1939 Hoagy Carmichael (Short) (lyrics: "Stardust")
 1939 Symphony of Swing (Short) (lyrics: "Deep Purple" - uncredited)
 1939 Day-Time Wife (lyrics: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 These Glamour Girls (lyrics: "Stairway to the Stars")
 1938 Fits and Benefits (Short) (writer: "Stardust")
 1937 Drug Store Follies (Short) (writer: "Stardust")
 1937 Swing, Hutton, Swing (Short) (writer: "Organ Grinder's Swing" - uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (writer: "Hands Across the Table" (1934))
 1934/II Vaudeville (Short) (lyrics: "Take Me in Your Arms" - uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri (writer: "Everybody Loves a Sailor" - uncredited)
 1934 Masks and Memories (Short) (lyrics: "Sophisticated Lady" - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3 (Short) (lyrics: "Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia" - uncredited)
 1932 I Do Not Want to Know Who You Are (lyrics: "To Think That you Should Care for Me)
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