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Ann Ronell (1905–1993)

ANN RONELL was one of the few early song writers who wrote both the words and the music, beginning in 1930 with BABY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. That led to many "kiddie" -style tunes, such as MICKEY MOUSE AND MINNIE'S IN TOWN and IN A SILLY SYMPHONY. A graduate of prestigious Radcliffe College, she taught music, coached singers, and played rehearsal piano ... See full bio »

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 2015 Carol (lyrics: "Willow Weep For Me") / (music: "Willow Weep For Me")
 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1929-1941 (2010) ... (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (performer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Willow Weep for Me", "Baby's Birthday Party", "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", "Linda" - uncredited)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (writer: "Willow Weep For Me")
 1992 Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 2 (Video short) (writer: "Willow Weep For Me")
 1991 Wild Blade (writer: "Willow Weep for Me")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Video) (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1949 Love Happy ("Love Happy" (1949), "Willow Weep for Me" (1949)) / (writer: "Who Stole the Jam?" (1948) - uncredited)
 1948 One Touch of Venus (lyrics: "Speak Low", "Don't Look Now But My Heart is Showing", "That's Him" - uncredited)
 1945 Story of G.I. Joe (writer: "Linda" - uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn (writer: "Commandos March", "Out to Pick the Berries")
 1942 The Male Animal (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (1933) - uncredited)
 1941 The Parson of Panamint (writer: "Merry-Go-Round" - uncredited)
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary (writer: "Fireflies on Parade")
 1938 Algiers (lyrics: "C'est la vie" (1938), "Algiers" (1938) - uncredited)
 1937 Champagne Waltz (lyrics: "The Merry-Go-Round") / (music: "The Merry-Go-Round")
 1936 One in a Million (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf")
 1936 Men Are Not Gods (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht (lyrics: "Funny Little World" (1934) - uncredited) / (music: "Funny Little World" (1934) - uncredited) / (writer: "South Sea Bolero" (1934), "Beach Boy" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 We're Not Dressing (lyrics: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933) - uncredited)
 1934 Upperworld (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - uncredited)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (writer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" - uncredited)
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #7 (Short) (writer: "Willow Weep for Me" - uncredited)
 1932 Air Mail (writer: "Rain on the Roof" - uncredited)
 1931 Angel Cake (Short) (writer: "Baby's Birthday Party" - uncredited)
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Count Me In (1942). Musical revue. Music by Ann Ronell. Based on material by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady. Lyrics by Ann Ronell. Music orchestration by Russell Bennett. Special orchestral arrangements by [error] and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Buck Warnick. Choreographed music by Will Irwin. Directed by Robert Ross. Ethel ... See more »

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 525-526. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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