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Harry Akst (1894–1963)

One of the most recorded songwriters of the 1920's and 30's was born into a musical family (his father was a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera). Harry learned to play piano at the age of five and was already a fully-fledged professional while in his second year of high school. He worked in vaudeville for four years, accompanying the popular ... See full bio »

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Known For

Big Fish Soundtrack
(2003)
Amélie Soundtrack
(2001)
U.S. Marshals Soundtrack
(1998)
Public Enemies Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 She Had to Eat (music and lyrics by)
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas (songs by)
 1936 Can This Be Dixie? (music and lyrics by)
 1936 You May Be Next! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Silver Streak (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw (music and lyrics by)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart (music: songs)
 1933 Diplomaniacs (music and lyrics by)
 1932 Rockabye (music and lyrics by)
 1931 Palmy Days (music by)
 1929 On with the Show! (words and music)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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Spouse:

Rose Cohen  (his death)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Star Sign:

Leo

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