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Mann Holiner (1897–1958)

Songwriter ("Until the Real Thing Comes Along"), actor and author, educated at Cornell University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was an actor on Broadway, and in stock and vaudeville, writing special material as well. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Gay Paree", "Angela", and "Boom Boom", and songs for "Blackbirds of 1933", "... See full bio »

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Beasts of the Southern Wild
Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes Soundtrack
Hoodlum Soundtrack


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 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild (writer: "(It Will Have To Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" - as Along Mann Holiner)
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (lyrics: "I Want to Be Your Mother's Son-In-Law" (1934))
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hammers and Veils (2001) ... (writer: "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" - uncredited)
 1999 Angela's Ashes (writer: "Your Mother's Son in Law")
 1999 The Waiting Game (writer: "It Will Have To Do (Until The Real Thing Comes Along)" - as Hollinger)
 1997 Hoodlum (writer: "I Want To Be Your Mother's Son-In-Law")
 1990 Come See the Paradise (writer: " (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along")
 1973 Paper Moon (writer: " (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (1936) - uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (lyrics: "A Love Like Ours" (1943) - uncredited)
 1943 Boogie Woogie Man Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out (Short) (lyrics: "The Boogie Woogie Man Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out")
 1928 Winnie Lightner: The Song a Minute Girl (Short) (writer: "Raise Myself a Papa" - uncredited)

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Stage Play: Boom Boom. Musical comedy. Music by Werner Janssen. Book by Fanny Todd Mitchell. From the play "Mlle. Ma Mere" by Louis Verneuil. Lyrics by Mann Holiner and J. Keirn Brennan. Music orchestrated by Werner Janssen. Musical Director: Tom Jones. Choreographed by John Boyle. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Costume Design by George ... See more »

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