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Franz Lehár (1870–1948)


Franz Lehár was born on April 30, 1870 in Komárom, Austria-Hungary as Ferencz Lehár. He was married to Sophie Paschkis. He died on October 24, 1948 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria. See full bio »

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Known For

The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer Soundtrack
(1991)
U-571
U-571 Soundtrack
(2000)
Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar! Soundtrack
(2016)
The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow Music Department
(1934)

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 2016 Hail, Caesar! (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz (Ballsirenenwalzer)")
 2016 Yarden ("Heut noch werd ich Ehefrau")
 2015 The Lives We Lead (writer: "Die Lustige Witwe")
 2014-2015 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) ... (music: "Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden")
- Rossini: La Cenerentola (2014) ... (music: "Eccert of: Vilja-Lied" - as Lehár)
 2014 Je suis à toi (writer: "La veuve joyeuse: L'heure exquise")
 2014 Beauty & the Beat: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana (Video) (writer: "Vilja Lied")
 2013 Eröffnung der Wiener Festwochen 2013 - Wien, Wien, nur du allein? (TV Movie) (writer: "Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert")
 2013 Muisteja: Pieni elokuva 1950-luvun Oulusta (Documentary) (writer: "Kultaa ja hopeaa (Gold und Silber)")
 2012 Der Salon am Dienstag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 December 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Lippen schweigen")
 2010 Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silvesteraudienz (2010) ... (writer: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß")
 2009 The City of Your Final Destination (writer: "The Merry Widow, Second Act: No.7 Introduction, Tanz und Vilja-Lied")
 2007 Flawless (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 2006 The Berlin Concert (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Giuditta - Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heib", "Das Land des Lachelns - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz")
 2006 En uppstoppad hund (TV Movie) (writer: "Der Graf von Luxemburg")
 2005 Die lustige Witwe (TV Movie) (music: "Die lustige Witwe, Operetta in three acts")
 2004 As It Is in Heaven (writer: "Glada Änkan" - as Franz Lehar)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (writer: "You Are My Heart's Delight")
 2002 Manna from Heaven (writer: "Merry Widow Waltz")
 2002 The Lost World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Secret (2002) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 2001 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Szczescie Frania (2001) ... (music: "Wesola wdówka")
 2000 U-571 (writer: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz")
 1999 Man of the Century (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - as Franz Lehar)
 1998 Eros ja Psykhe (writer: "Gold und Silber")
 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Special) (music: "Lippen Schweigen")
 1993 Schindler's List (music: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" - uncredited)
 1993 Kärlekens himmelska helvete (writer: "Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst" (from the operetta "Paganini"))
 1991 Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rendezvous am Wörthersee (1991) ... (writer: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß" - uncredited)
 1991 Liebestraum (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 1991 The Rocketeer (writer: "VILIA")
 1990 Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz! (You Are My Heart's Delight) [Das Land Des Lächelns/Act 2]")
 1990 Szomszédok (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.86 (1990) ... (music: "Daniló belépõje")
 1990 Tatie Danielle (performer: "Heures exquises")
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval (music: "THE MERRY WIDOW")
 1987 Tilinteko (writer: "Du är min hela värld (Dein ist Mein ganzes Hertz)")
 1983 Privates on Parade (music: "Mazurka" - uncredited)
 1981 Polizeiinspektion 1 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Der nächtliche Gast (1981) ... (music: "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe" - uncredited)
 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Star Treatment (1980) ... (writer: "Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
- Autocrats (1980) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1979 The Frisco Kid (writer: "Waltz 'Gold and Silver'")
 1979 Já uz budu hodný, dedecku! (music: "Líbám, zeny, vás tak rád")
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Table Manners (1977) ... (writer: "Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss" from the operetta "Paganini" - uncredited)
- Living Together (1977) ... (writer: "Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss" from the operetta "Paganini" - uncredited)
 1976 Sven Klangs kvintett (writer: "Gold und Silber")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "I'm Going to Maxim's" (1907), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1907), "Can-Can" (1907), "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1907) - uncredited)
 1972 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Married Love (1972) ... (writer: "The Merry Widow" - uncredited)
 1971 Death in Venice (writer: "Lippen schweigen"/Merry Widow Waltz - uncredited)
 1970 Torture Me, Kiss Me (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye (music: "Mazurka" - uncredited)
 1966 Mi vedrai tornare (music: "TU CHE MI HAI PRESO IL CUOR")
 1964 Los amores de Marieta - Los Fabulosos 20s (writer: "Gigolette")
 1962 Die lustige Witwe (music: "Die lustige Witwe" (operetta) - as Franz Lehar)
 1960 Ye mei gui zhi lian (music: "Feng liu gua fu (The merry widow)")
 1958 Hvezda jede na jih (music: "Líbám, zeny, vás tak rád")
 1954 Der Zarewitsch (music: "WolgaLied")
 1952 Das Land des Lächelns (music: "Das Land des Lächelns") / (writer: "Bei einem Tee en Deux", "Immer nur lächeln", "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz", "Von Apfelblüten einen Kranz", "Liebes Schwesterlein, sollst nicht traurig sein", "Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt", "Ich möch' wieder einmal die Heimat seh'n", "Gern, gern wär'ich verliebt", "Freunderl mach dir nix draus", "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe")
 1952 The Merry Widow (music: "Can-Can", "The Merry Widow Waltz", "Red as the Rose of Maytime", "Villa" - uncredited)
 1952 Young People (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - uncredited)
 1946 Iris and the Lieutenant (music: From "THE MERRY WIDOW")
 1944 The Heavenly Body (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1907) - uncredited)
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt (music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1905) - uncredited)
 1940 Blyge Anton (music: "Mädel klein, Mädel fein") / (writer: "Mädel klein, Mädel fein")
 1936 Wo die Lerche singt (music: "Mag der Himmel mit euch sein", "Palikam, Palikam, schöner Mann", "Zum Auto gehört eine schöne Frau", "Durch die weiten Felder", "Ungarischer autoczarda", "Wenn zwei sich lieben und verstehn", "Ewig soll sehr glücklich sein (Heiratslied)")
 1935 Walpurgis Night (writer: "Luxemburg-Walzer", "Mädel klein, Mädel fein")
 1935 Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe (writer: "Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe", "Schau mich an, sei mir gut" (Walzerlied))
 1934 The Merry Widow ("Girls, Girls, Girls", "Vilia", "Tonight Will Teach Me To Forget", "Maxim's", "The Merry Widow Waltz", "If Widows are Rich", "Melody of Laughter") / (music: "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1905), "Vilia" (1905), "Tonight Will Teach Me to Forget" (1905), "Maxim's" (1905), "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1905), "If Widows Are Rich" (1905), "Melody of Laughter" (1905) - uncredited)
 1933 Der Zarewitsch (music: "Warum hat jeder Frühling auch nur einen Mai" (Neapolitan song), "Frühling Frühling (und ich bin so selig)")
 1932 Where Is This Lady? (music: "Where is this lady?", "A waltz of long ago")
 1932 Once There Was a Waltz (music: "Es gibt noch Märchen", "Es war einmal ein Walzer", "Vienna Rundtour" (Rundfahrtmarsch))
 1930 Das Land des Lächelns (music: "Immer nur lächeln" (Sou-Chong), "Von Apfelblüten einen Kranz" (Sou-Chong), "Bei einem Tee à deux" (Lisel, Sou-Chong), "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" (Sou-Chong), "Im Salon zur blauen Pagode" (Mi), "Zig, Zig, Zig - Wenn die Chrysanthemen blühn - Du bist so liebt" (Mi, Gustl), "Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?" (Sou-Chong, Lisa), "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe" (Mi, Gustl), "Mit welchem Recht? ... Ich bin dein Herr!" (Sou-Chong, Lisa), "Ich möcht' wieder einmal die Heimat seh'n" (Lisa), "Kann es möglich sein?" (Sou-Chong), "Dein war mein ganzes Herz" (Sou-Chong) (reprise), "Meine Liebe, deine Liebe" (Mi) (reprise), "Liebes Schwesterlein, sollst nicht traurig sein - Immer nur lächeln" (Sou-Chong, Mi))
 1930 Hell's Angels (music: "Eva Waltz" - uncredited)
 1930 The Rogue Song (music: "The White Dove")
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Eva" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was composer for the musical, "The Merry Widow," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Adrian Ross was lyricist. Viktor Leon and Leo Stein wrote the book. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lehár Ferenc | Ferenc Lehar | Franz Lehar
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Trivia:

Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, a set of discs recording the 1939 Saarbrucken concert of Lehár's works by German State Transmitter Saarbrucken conducted by Franz Lehár himself was discovered in East German state archives. This was released on CDs by Cpo-Musikproduktion in 2000. See more »

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