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Lawrence Wright (I) (1888–1964)

Lawrence Wright was born on February 15, 1888 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He died on May 19, 1964 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The End of the Affair
Postcards from America
Don't Knock the Rock


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 1999 The End of the Affair (writer: "Life Begins at Oxford Circus")
 1994 Postcards from America (writer: "Among My Souvenirs")
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (writer: "I'd be satisfied for life")
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (writer: "Are We Downhearted? No!" - uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Your Love Is My Love")
 1950 Old Mother Riley, Headmistress (lyrics: "Till All Our Dreams Come True" - uncredited)
 1950 Trio (music: "The Sunshine of Marseilles", "Shepherd of the Hills" - uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (lyrics: "Among My Souvenirs" (1927) - uncredited)
 1943 The Dummy Talks (writer: "The Dummy Talks" - uncredited) / (writer: "The World Belongs To Me" - as Horatio Nicholls)
 1939 Beauty for the Asking (music: "Have You Forgotten So Soon?" - as Horatio Nicholls, uncredited)
 1938 Little Dolly Daydream (music: "The Lisp of a Baby's Prayer" - uncredited)
 1935 A Fire Has Been Arranged (writer: "They're Building Flats Where The Arches Used To Be" - as Horatio Nicholls, uncredited)
 1935 Look Up and Laugh (writer: "Look Up and Laugh" - uncredited)
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "The London Fire Brigade" - uncredited)
 1929 Paris (music: "Among My Souvenirs" - uncredited)
 1929 Syncopation (music: "My Inspiration Is You" - as Horatio Nicholls, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Many songs, including "Among My Souvenirs" (1927), "Shepherd of the Hills" (1927) and "Old Father Thames" (1933).

Alternate Names:

Horatio Nicholls | Horatio Nichols | Gene Williams | Larry Wright

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Prolific British songwriter and music publisher. He opened a market stall in Leicester selling sheet music in 1906, then in 1911 became the first music publisher to open an office in London's Denmark Street ("Tin Pan Alley"). As well as songs, he published "The Wright Pianoforte Tutor" which sold a quarter of a million copies.


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