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Alec Wilder (1907–1980)

Alec Wilder was born on February 16, 1907 in Rochester, New York, USA. He died on December 24, 1980 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2001 Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (writer: "Senza Fine")
 1989 Staying Together (music: "While We're Young")
 1969 The Wonderful Land of Oz (writer: "Did You Come To See the Wizard?", "How Do I Brew This Stew?", "I Lost My Heart", "The Wonderful Land of Oz", "Open Your Eyes")
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix (lyrics: "Senza Fine")
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (writer: "It's So Peaceful in the Country" - uncredited)
 1959 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- 30 Years in the Future (1959) ... (music: "While We're Young" - uncredited)
 1958 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie) (music: "Market Today")
 1958 Carve Her Name with Pride (writer: "I'll Be Around" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (1957) ... (writer: "I'll Be Around" - uncredited)
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1956) ... (music: "While We're Young")
 1953 The Joe Louis Story ("I'll Be Around")
 1946 All the Cats Join In (Short) (writer: "All the Cats Join In")
 1946 Make Mine Music (lyrics: "All the Cats Join In" (1945))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "American Popular Song", 1972.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Hollywood songwriters of the 'thirties and beyond] They were vitalized by Fred Astaire and wrote in a manner they had never quite written in before. He brought out in them something a little better than their best - a little more subtlety, flair, sophistication, wit, and style - qualities he himself possesses in generous measure.

Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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