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Harry B. Smith (1860–1936)

Harry B. Smith was a composer, writer and lyricist. He holds the distinction of being the most prolific of all American playwrights (see "Other Works"), and is said to have written over 300 librettos and more than 6000 lyrics. Some of his best-known works were librettos for the composer Victor Herbert, to whom he is most closely professionally ... See full bio »

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 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 2013 Bad Samaritans (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 2011 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two Boats and a Lifeguard (2011) ... (writer: "The Sheik of Araby", "The Sheik of Araby " - uncredited)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (writer: "Sheik of Araby")
 1999 The Story of Us (writer: "The Sheik of Araby" - as Harry Bache Smith)
 1999 Analyze This (writer: "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)", "The Sheik of Araby")
 1998 Bulworth (writer: "Sheik of Araby")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1992 A River Runs Through It (writer: "The Sheik of Araby'")
 1990 The Russia House (writer: "The Sheik Of Araby" - as H. B. Smith)
 1986 Royal Society Jazz Orchestra (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bernadette Peters (1977) ... (writer: "Sheik of Araby" - uncredited)
 1977 Valentino (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1976 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hawkeye Get Your Gun (1976) ... (lyrics: "Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies")
 1974 The Great Gatsby (writer: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby" - uncredited)
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Horoscope (1964) ... (writer: "Gypsy Love Song (Slumber On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart)" - uncredited)
 1958 Universal Special: The Wildest (Short) (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1955 The Rose Tattoo ("The Sheik of Araby")
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1951 The Great Caruso (writer: "Sweethearts" - uncredited)
 1948 Spring in Park Lane (writer: "The Sheik of Araby" - uncredited)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby" - uncredited)
 1943 Top Man (lyrics: "Romany Life")
 1943 Heaven Can Wait (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby" - uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby" (1921) - uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert (lyrics: "There Once Was an Owl", "To the Land of My Own Romance")
 1930 The Dogway Melody (Short) (lyrics: "The Sheik of Araby")
 1929 Synthetic Sin (lyrics: "There Once Was an Owl" - uncredited)
 1925 The Lost World (lyrics: "The Lost World" (1925) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Serenade. Musical comedy/opera. Music by Victor Herbert. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Victor Herbert. Knickerbocker Theatre: 16 Mar 1897- 22 May 1897 (79 performances). Cast: Henry Clay Barnabee (as "The Duke of Santa Cruz"), Josephine Bartlett (as "Mother Superior"), Harry Brown (as "Colombo"), Louise Cleary (as "... See more »

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Brother of librettist/lyricist Robert B. Smith. See more »

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