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Jimmy Van Heusen (1913–1990)

Jimmy Van Heusen was inarguably one of the most accomplished songwriters in history. Claiming four "Oscars" and one Emmy award among his credits he also wrote more songs (85) recorded by Frank Sinatra, his long time friend, than any other composer. He also composed the songs for another good friend, Bing Crosby for six of the seven Crosby/Hope ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 26 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Going My Way Soundtrack
Executive Decision Soundtrack
Ad Astra Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (24 credits)
 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Chapter 13 (2013) ... (music supervisor)
 2009 Just Me and Frank (Short) (stock music)
 1996 The Sensible Thing (TV Short) (composer: song "Polka Dots and Moonbeams")
 1989-1993 Married... with Children (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- No Chicken, No Check (1993) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Movie Show (1993) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- You Can't Miss (1993) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Mr. Empty Pants (1993) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Heels on Wheels (1993) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1972 Journey Back to Oz (songs: music by)
 1962-1965 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (composer - 91 episodes)
- Joey Discovers Jackie Clark (1965) ... (composer: "Joey" theme)
- What'll You Have? (1965) ... (composer: "Joey" theme)
- Joey the Star Maker (1965) ... (composer: "Joey" theme)
- Larry's Habit (1965) ... (composer: "Joey" theme)
- Never Put It in Writing (1965) ... (composer: "Joey" theme)
 1964-1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Real Estate Venture (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Janice and Me on a Saturday (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- Genius at Work (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Bit of Fresh Danish (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods (songs by - as James Van Heusen)
 1961-1964 Hazel (TV Series) (composer - 99 episodes)
- Maid for a Day (1964) ... (composer: theme - as James Van Heusen)
- Let's Get Away from It All (1964) ... (composer: theme - as James Van Heusen)
- Campaign Manager (1964) ... (composer: theme - as James Van Heusen)
- Such a Nice Little Man (1964) ... (composer: theme - as James Van Heusen)
- Arrivederci, Mr. B (1964) ... (composer: theme - as James Van Heusen)
 1963 Johnny Cool (composer: song "The Ballad of Johnny Cool")
 1960 Ocean's Eleven (songs by - as James Van Heusen)
 1960 Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (TV Special) (special words and music)
 1960 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies (TV Special) (special words and music - as James Van Heusen)
 1959 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra (TV Special) (special words and music - as James Van Heusen)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Special) (composer: special music)
 1959 Night of the Quarter Moon (composer: song "Night of the Quarter Moon")
 1958 Bing Crosby and His Friends (TV Special) (music)
 1952 Road to Bali (new songs - as James Van Heusen)
 1950 Mr. Music (music: new songs - as James Van Heusen)
 1950 Riding High (new songs: music by - as James Van Heusen)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (original songs - as James van Heusen)
 1947 Road to Rio (music by: new songs)
 1947 A Bout with a Trout (Short) (lyricist)
 1946 Cross My Heart (songs: music by - as James Van Heusen)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2010 Summer) He was composer for the musical, "Robin and the 7 Hoods-A New Musical," d in a world premiere production at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Rupert Holmes wrote the book. Sammy Cahn was lyricist. Darko Tresnjak was artistic director. Casey Nicholaw was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Van Heusen | James van Heusen


Bobbe Brox  (his death)

Did You Know?


Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times, each time in collaboration with Sammy Cahn: in 1966, his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Skyscraper"; and in 1967, as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Walking Happy.". See more »



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