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Anthony Velona (1920–1986)

Songwriter ("Lollipops and Roses"), author and composer. He joined ASCAP in 1957, he collaborated musically with Marion Evans, and his other songwriting credits (most often recorded by Steve Lawrence)include "Sad Songs", and "One Love Too Late". See full bio »

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Secretary Soundtrack
Good Morning, Vietnam
South of Wawa
South of Wawa Soundtrack
Mallrats Soundtrack


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 2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (writer: "Le Jeu Du Téléphone")
 2015 Lolo ("Music to Watch Girls By")
 2014 Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like (Short) (writer: "Music To Watch Girls By")
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Benefactor (2008) ... (writer: "Lollipops And Roses" - uncredited)
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Domani" - uncredited)
 2002 Secretary (writer: "Music to Watch Girls By")
 2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys (Documentary) (writer: "Lollipops and Roses")
 2000 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2000) ... (writer: "Music To Watch Girls By")
 1995 Mallrats (writer: "Lollipops and Roses" - as Tony Velona)
 1991 South of Wawa (writer: "Lollipops and Roses")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "Lollipops & Roses" - as Velona)
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Miracles" - as Tony Velona)
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 September 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Lollipops and Roses")
 1967 The Clown and the Kids (writer: "Good Friends, Good-bye", "Happiness Will Be Your Reward", "I Hate Kids", "I Mean He's Mean", "I Used to Be a Griper", "I've Got a Brother (I've Got a Sister)", "Love and Be Loved", "My House Is Empty", "The Piper's Song", "Waltz for a Circus Elephant", "What Is a Circus" - as Tony Velona)
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 1988 Side by Side (TV Movie) (story)

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Other Works:

Songwriter for "The Heart of Christmas (Cuor' di Natale)," a very successful song and name of the RCA Victor album by tenor Sergio Franchi. Album was #25 on the Billboard 200 for 1965. This song has been incorporated into many collaboration albums by RCA Victor. See more »

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