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Harold Spina (1906–1997)

Wrote first song words at age ten. At 16 had own orchestra, playing Catskills, Adirondacks, Poconos, also local New York jobs. At 18 started with Witmark & Sons Music Publishers, in Minstrel Department, "producing" shows for fraternal, religious and other organizations, supplying them with songs, skits, and jokes from Tams Library. Transferred to ... See full bio »

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(age 91)

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 1999 Anywhere But Here (writer: "Be Optimistic")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Hop, Skip, Jump and Slide", "Toscanini, Stokowski and Me")
 1982 Kiss My Grits (writer: "Would I Love You" - as H. Spina)
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 March 1967 (1967) ... (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home (lyrics: "Lazy Summer Night" (1958), "Octavians" (1958)) / (music: "Lazy Summer Night" (1958), "Unkwinit" (1958), "Octavians" (1958)) / (writer: "U Gotta Soda")
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dinah Shore and Danny are Rivals (1958) ... (music: "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House" - uncredited)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (writer: "Would I Love You?")
 1957 Baby Face Nelson ("I'm So In Love With You")
 1955 The Phenix City Story (lyrics: "Phenix City Blues") / (music: "Phenix City Blues")
 1954 The Long Wait (writer: "ONCE")
 1953 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.9 (1953) ... (music: "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House", "It's So Nice to Have a Girl Around the House")
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla (music: "Song of the Women's Army Corps")
 1952 Porque peca la mujer (writer: "Es Que Yo Te Quiero Tanto")
 1951 Honeychile (writer: "Tutti-Frutti", "Honeychile")
 1950 California Passage (writer: "Second-Hand Romance", "I'm Goin' Round in Circles")
 1950 Dark City (music: "IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU" - uncredited)
 1949 Love Happy (writer: "Who Stole the Jam?" (1948) - uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions (writer: "Toscanini, Iturbi and Me" (1940) - uncredited)
 1944 Pay Day (Short) (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1942 True to the Army (music: "Spangles On My Tights", "Wacky For Khaki", "Jitterbug's Lullaby", "Need I Speak")
 1941 Golden Hoofs (writer: "Consider Yourself in Love")
 1941 Carl Hoff and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "I Could Use a Dream" - uncredited)
 1940 Beyond Tomorrow (music: "It's Raining Dreams" (1940))
 1938 Just Around the Corner (music: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" (1938), "Just Around the Corner" (1938), "I Love to Walk in the Rain" (1938) - uncredited) / (writer: "Brass Buttons and Epaulettes" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (music: "Little Miss Broadway" (1938), "Be Optimistic" (1938), "How Can I Thank You?" (1938), "We Should Be Together" (1938), "If All the World Were Paper" (1938), "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (music: "I Could Use a Dream", "Half Moon on the Hudson", "This Is Where I Came In", "Help Wanted -- Male", "Who Stole the Jam?" - uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement (writer: "Think Twice")
 1938 Happy Landing (writer: "You Appeal To Me")
 1937 52nd Street (lyrics: "We Love the South") / (music: "I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight", "I'd Like To See Samoa Of Samoa", "Don't Save Your Love for a Rainy Day", "Fifty-Second Street", "Let Your Hair Down and Sing", "Nothing Can Stop Me Now", "Twenty-Three Skidoo", "We Love the South")
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (music: "The Widow in Lace" (1937))
 1935 Starlit Days at the Lido (Short) (music: "Love Dropped in for Tea" - uncredited)
 1935 Eggs Mark the Spot (Short) (music: "The Beat o' My Heart")
 1934 Ben Pollack & His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Beat o' My Heart" - uncredited)
 1934/I Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Short) (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
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[Posthumous production:] Swinging on a Star (1995). Musical revue. See more »
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