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Marshall Barer (I) (1923–1998)

Songwriter, author, director, lyricist, he began his career as an illustrator. He wrote special material for Celeste Holm and Dwight Fiske. He was a staff lyricist and later an editor for Golden Records. He wrote the stage scores for "New Faces of 1956", "Once Upon a Mattress", and "The Mad Show". Joining ASCAP in 1956, he collaborated with Dean ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dreamcatcher Soundtrack
Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon Soundtrack
Once Upon a Mattress


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 2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Documentary) (writer: "Here I Come to Save the Day (Theme from Mighty Mouse)")
 2017 Speech & Debate (writer: "Happily Ever After")
 2015 Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (Documentary) (lyrics: "Many Moons Ago" - as Barer) / (music: "Many Moons Ago" - as Barer)
 2013 Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sinless Perfection and the Book of Enoch (2013) ... (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme" - uncredited)
 2013 Watchman Video Broadcast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme" - uncredited)
 2012 Alter Egos (writer: "Mighty Mouse" - uncredited)
 2008 Igor (writer: "The Bigger The Figure")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) ... (lyrics: "Shy" - uncredited)
 2005 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Once Upon a Mattress (2005) ... (lyrics: "Here I Come to Save the Day", "MANY MOONS AGO", "SHY", "SENSITIVITY", "THE SWAMPS OF HOME", "SPANISH PANIC", "In A Little While", "MAN-TO-MAN TALK", "Nightingale Lullaby", "Happily Ever After")
 2003 Dreamcatcher (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme")
 1999 Man on the Moon (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme" (1955))
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Shy")
 1997 Liar Liar (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come To Save The Day)" - uncredited)
 1992 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1992 (1992) ... (writer: "Christmas Is an Island")
 1976 Norman... Is That You? (writer: "Milly's On The Methadone Blues")
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975) ... (writer: "Mighty Mouse Theme" (1955))
 1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (lyrics: "Scarecrow", "Get It On", "Nothing Goin' Down at All", "Bethesda", "Love Theme", "Strawberry, Lilac and Lime", "The Dusty Rose Hotel", "Lost in My Dreams of Heaven", "The Up Number")
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (writer: "Very Soft Shoes")
 1964 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie) (lyrics: "MANY MOONS AGO", "SHY", "NORMANDY", "SENSITIVITY", "THE SWAMPS OF HOME", "SPANISH PANIC", "SONG OF LOVE", "MAN-TO-MAN TALK", "Nightingale Lullaby")
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad (writer: "Doodyoo")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Once Upon a Mattress. Musical comedy. Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, Dean Fuller. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer. Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck, Carroll Huxley. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Musical Director: Harold Hastings [credited as Hal Hastings]. Musical Staging by Joe Layton. ... See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marshall L. Barer | Marshall Louis Barer

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award for his lyrics and, in collaboration with Jay Thompson and Dean Fuller, the book as parts of a Best Musical nomination for "Once Upon a Mattress." See more »

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