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Don Raye (1909–1985)

Don Raye was born on March 16, 1909 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr. He died in January 1985. See full bio »

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(age 75)

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 9: The Semi-Final: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
- Week 9: The Semi-Final (2014) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2013 Gangster Squad (writer: "Mr. Five by Five")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honoring Veterans (2012) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (writer: "I'm In Love With You")
 2011-2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.3 (2012) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
- Episode #6.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2011 The Choir: Military Wives (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 2010 Eureka (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Founder's Day (2010) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2010 Yellowbrickroad (writer: "Hit the Road")
 2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 818-jklpuzo (2009) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 Army Wives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- As Time Goes By... (2009) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 Land of the Lost (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Beside the Rio Tonto Shore" - uncredited)
 2009 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.107 (2009) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2008 Revolutionary Road (writer: "The Sidewalk Shufflers")
 2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 Results (2007) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Movie) (writer: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2006 Young Triffie's Been Made Away With (lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy") / (music: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2005 Wah-Wah (writer: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941)) / (music: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941))
 2004 Something the Lord Made (TV Movie) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 2004 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Catch 'Em If You Can (2004) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2003 Breakfast with Hunter (Documentary) (writer: "Ballad of Tunder Road")
 2001 Mr. B's Lost Shorts (Video) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "Music Makers")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (writer: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS")
 1999 Anywhere But Here (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (writer: "Your Red Wagon")
 1999 Plenilune (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1999 Swing (writer: "Watch the Birdie")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1997 Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1997 The Shining (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (writer: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS")
 1996 Fire on the Mountain (Documentary) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar")
 1995 All Things Fair (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our Game (1994) ... (writer: "The First Baseball Game")
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jailbreakers (1994) ... (writer: "HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS")
 1994 The Next Karate Kid (writer: "This Is My Country")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (lyrics: "Solid Potato Salad" (1943) - uncredited)
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 12 to the Moon (1994) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1992) (music - 1 episode, 1992)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (lyrics: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (1941) - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 November 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Just For A Thrill")
- Episode dated 12 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III (writer: "BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY" - as D. Raye)
 1991 The Butcher's Wife ("JUST FOR A THRILL")
 1991 In Living Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Best of in Living Color 2 (1991) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "This World We Live In" - as Raye)
 1990 Love at Large (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "Star Eyes" (1943))
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (writer: "Struttin' with Some Barbecue")
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 3 (1988) ... (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1986 The Color of Money (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1984 Racing with the Moon (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - as D. Raye)
 1980 Raging Bull (lyrics: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941)) / (music: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941))
 1980 Divine Madness (Documentary) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 1975 Cher (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... (writer: "Well All Right" - uncredited)
 1974 The Great McGonagall (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1973 Organ Juice® (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited)
 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (writer: "Wake Up, Jacob" - uncredited)
 1973 Burt Bacharach: Opus No. 3 (TV Movie) (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1971/I Monsanto Presents Mancini (TV Special) (writer: "Too Little Time (Love Theme from The Glenn Miller Story)")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Occupations (1969) ... (lyrics: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - uncredited)
 1968 The Bofors Gun (writer: "Let's Have Another One" - uncredited)
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Frozen Image (1967) ... (lyrics: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1965) ... (writer: "Down the Road Apiece")
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (writer: "Down the Road Apiece")
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (writer: "Down the Road Apiece")
- Episode #1.25 (1965) ... (writer: "Down the Road a Piece" (excerpt) - uncredited)
 1964 The Killers (lyrics: "Too Little Time")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Jack Does the U.S.O. Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1962 Term of Trial (writer: "Rhumboogie")
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (lyrics: "The Music Makers" - uncredited)
 1958 Thunder Road (writer: "The Whipoorwill")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Bob Hope, Peggy Lee and Kim Novak (1957) ... (lyrics: "He's My Guy" - uncredited)
 1956 Cool and Groovy (Short) (lyrics: "I'll Remember April")
 1953 Carnival in April (Short) (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1952 Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard (Short) (lyrics: "Pig Foot Pete")
 1952 Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (writer: "'Twas Brillig" (1951) - uncredited)
 1951 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.37 (1951) ... (writer: "I Love You Much Too Much")
 1949 Renegades of the Sage (writer: "I'm Thankful For Small Favors")
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (writer: "Ichabod" (1949), "Katrina" (1949), "The Headless Horseman" (1949) - uncredited)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss (lyrics: "Judaline")
 1949 Western Melodies (Short) (lyrics: "Give Me My Saddle", "I'll Remember April")
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (writer: "It's Whatcha Do With Whatcha Got")
 1948 A Song Is Born (lyrics: "A Song Is Born" (1948), "Daddy-O" (1948))
 1948 Race Street (lyrics: "Love That Boy" - uncredited)
 1948 They Live by Night ("Your Red Wagon")
 1948 A Date with Judy (writer: "Judaline", "Judaline" (Reprise))
 1947 The Egg and I (writer: "Bounce Me Daddy With A Solid Four" - uncredited)
 1947 Girl Time (Short) (lyrics: "Jamaica Rhumba" - uncredited)
 1946 One Exciting Week (lyrics: "Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four")
 1946/I Junior Prom (writer: "It's Me, Oh Lawd")
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves (writer: "Where Am I Without You?" - uncredited)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood (writer: "Solid Potato Salad" - uncredited)
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples (lyrics: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited) / (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1945 I'll Remember April (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1945 Song of the Sarong (writer: "Lovely Luana", "Island of the Moon")
 1945 Dreaming (writer: "Let's Have Another One" - uncredited)
 1945 Night Club Girl (lyrics: "Vingo Jingo" - uncredited)
 1944 Who's Who in Animal Land (Short) (music: "Cow-Cow Boogie")
 1944 Lost in a Harem (lyrics: "What Does It Take" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Mouse Trouble (Short) (writer: "Lord and Lady Gate" - as Raye)
 1944 The Singing Sheriff (writer: "Beside the Rio Tonto")
 1944 The Soul of a Monster ("Ain't That Just Like a Man?")
 1944 Reckless Age (lyrics: "Get on Board, Little Children" - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (writer: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" (1941) - uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (writer: "I Won't Forget the Dawn")
 1944 Weekend Pass (lyrics: "We're in the Navy")
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (writer: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet", "Solid Potato Salad", "I Love Corny Music", "Irresistible You", "Who's Who?")
 1943 Beat Me, Daddy (Short) (writer: "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar")
 1943 Swingtime Johnny (writer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B")
 1943 My Learned Friend (writer: "Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat" - uncredited)
 1943 You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (lyrics: "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith")
 1943 Crazy House (lyrics: "Tropicana", "Get On Board, Little Children" - uncredited)
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid (writer: "Mr. Five by Five")
 1943 Larceny with Music (writer: "Do Your Hear Music", They Died With Their Boots Laced", "Please, Louise")
 1943 I Dood It (lyrics: "Star Eyes" (1943))
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin? (writer: "Where Am I Without You?", "Ain't That Just Like a Man", "Short, Fat and 4F")
 1943 Two Tickets to London (lyrics: "You Don't Know What Love Is" - uncredited)
 1943 He's My Guy (writer: "He's My Guy")
 1943 Hi, Buddy (writer: "We're in the Navy")
 1943 Hi'ya, Chum (lyrics: "Two on a Bike", "He's My Guy", "I'm Hitting a High Spot", "You've Gotta Have Personality")
 1943 Reveille with Beverly (writer: "Cow-Cow Boogie")
 1943 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (writer: "Cow Cow Boogie")
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (writer: "Say It With Dancing", "This Is It")
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball ("Mr. Five by Five") / (writer: "Atlas Did It, But He Won't Admit It", "Keep 'Em Laughing", "Bravest of the Brave", "Don't You Think We Ought To Dance", "Riverboat Jamboree", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Wasn't It Wonderful?")
 1942 Strictly in the Groove (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1942 Get Hep to Love (lyrics: "Heaven for Two" - uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (writer: "Lovely Luana" (1942), "Vingo Jingo" (1942), "Island of the Moon" (1942))
 1942 Private Buckaroo (lyrics: "Johnny Get Your Gun Again" - uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'? (arranger: "Il bacio" - uncredited) / (lyrics: "If", "Love Laughs at Anything" - uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy (lyrics: "Give Me My Saddle", "Wake Up, Jacob", "Beside the Rio Tonto Shore", "I'll Remember April", "Ride 'em Cowboy", "Rockin' and Reelin'" - uncredited)
 1942 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (writer: "Cow Cow Boogie")
 1941 Hellzapoppin' (lyrics: "Watch The Birdie", "You Were There", "What Kind of Love Is This?", "Heaven for Two", "Hellzapoppin'", "Putting on the Dog", "Congeroo", "Conga Beso")
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying (lyrics: "Let's Keep 'Em Flying" (1941), "Pig Foot Pete" (1941), "The Boy With the Wistful Eyes" (1941))
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii (lyrics: "All for One", "It's People Like You", "Poi", "We'll Have a Lot of Fun", "Moonlight in Hawaii", "Aloha Low Down")
 1941 In the Groove (Short) (writer: "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar")
 1941 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B' (Short) (lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B'")
 1941 San Antonio Rose (lyrics: "Mexican Jumping Bean", "You've Got What It Takes")
 1941 In the Navy (lyrics: "Starlight, Starbright" (1941), "We're Off to See the World" (1941), "Gimme Some Skin, My Friend" (1941), "A Sailor's Life for Me" (1941), "We're in the Navy" (1941), "Hula-Ba-Luau" (1941)) / (writer: "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" (1941) - uncredited)
 1941 Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat (Short) (lyrics: "Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat") / (music: "Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat")
 1941 Buck Privates (lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four", "When Private Brown Becomes a Captain", "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith", "I Wish You Were Here" - uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights (lyrics: "Hit the Road", "Rhumboogie")
 1938 Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "You've Got What It Takes")
 1937 Varsity Show (lyrics: "I'm Dependable" (1937))
 1936 Night Waitress (writer: "The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga" - uncredited)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.

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