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Arthur Freed (I) (1894–1973)

Producer, songwriter and author, brother to Ralph Freed, Walter and Ruth Freed. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and became associated with Gus Edwards musical acts. He performed in vaudeville with Louis Silvers, with whom he wrote revues for New York restaurants. During World War I, he staged military shows, then managed a theatre,... See full bio »

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 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1963 The 35th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1962 The 34th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1962 Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1962 Light in the Piazza (producer - uncredited)
 1961 The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (producer - uncredited)
 1960 The Subterraneans (producer)
 1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1958 Gigi (producer - uncredited)
 1957 Silk Stockings (producer)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- The Wizard of Oz (1956) ... (associate producer - archive footage, uncredited)
 1956 Invitation to the Dance (producer)
 1955 Kismet (producer)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather (producer)
 1954 Brigadoon (producer)
 1953 The Band Wagon (producer)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (producer)
 1952 The Belle of New York (producer)
 1951 An American in Paris (producer)
 1951 Show Boat (producer)
 1951 Royal Wedding (producer)
 1950 Pagan Love Song (producer)
 1950 Crisis (producer)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (producer)
 1949 On the Town (producer)
 1949 Any Number Can Play (producer)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (producer)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (producer)
 1948 Words and Music (producer)
 1948 Easter Parade (producer)
 1948 The Pirate (producer)
 1948 Summer Holiday (producer)
 1947 Good News (producer)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (producer)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (producer)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (producer)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (producer)
 1945 The Clock (producer)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (producer)
 1944 Meet the People (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy (producer)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (producer)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (producer)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (producer)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (producer)
 1942 Panama Hattie (producer)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (producer)
 1941 Lady Be Good (producer)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (producer)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (producer)
 1939 Babes in Arms (producer)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (associate producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His popular-song compositions include "Good Morning", "I Cried For You", "When Buddha Smiles", "The Wedding of the Painted Doll", "Broadway Melody", "Singin' in the Rain", "You Were Meant for Me", "Chant of the Jungle", "Pagan Love Song", "Should I Reveal?", "The Moon Is Low", "Fit as a Fiddle", "We'll Make Hay While the Sun ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Renée Klein  (his death)  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

Thoreau said most of us lead lives of quiet desperation. Pictures should make you feel better, not worse.


Brother of Ralph Freed and Patty Fisher. See more »

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