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J. Keirn Brennan (1873–1948)


Joining ASCAP as a charter member in 1914, his musical collaborators included Ernest Ball, Rudolf Friml, Billy Hill, Karl Hajos, Harry Akst, Walter Donaldson, Werner Janssen, and Maurice Rubens. His song compositions include "Dear Little Boy of Mine", "Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You", "Empty Saddles", "Turn Back the Universe", "When My Boy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Flyboys Soundtrack
(2006)
Seabiscuit Soundtrack
(2003)
Show of Shows Writer
(1929)

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 2011 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Age of Reason (2011) ... (writer: "Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday" - uncredited)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (writer: "Empty Saddles" - uncredited)
 2006 Flyboys (writer: "You Can't Beat Us (If It Takes 10 Million More)" - as J. Brennan)
 2003 Seabiscuit (writer: "Son of the Sun" - as Keirn J. Brennan)
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (writer: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - as J.K. Brennan)
 1977 Valentino (lyrics: "New Star in Heaven Tonight")
 1966 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (1966) ... (writer: "Empty Saddles" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.398 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" - uncredited)
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1953 The Bob Crosby Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 1953 (1953) ... (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1953 She's Back on Broadway (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1950 The Glass Menagerie (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited)
 1949 Down Memory Lane (writer: "A Little Bit of Heaven")
 1948 The Fight Never Ends (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven" (1914) - uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (lyrics: "Dear Little Boy of Mine", "Let the Rest of the World Go By", "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)", "Turn Back the Universe (and Give Me Yesterday)" - uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By" (1919) - uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven" - uncredited)
 1938 You're an Education (Short) (lyrics: "Let the Rest of the World Go By")
 1936 Rhythm on the Range (writer: "Empty Saddles" - uncredited)
 1935 The Old Homestead (writer: "Plow Boy")
 1934 Young and Beautiful (writer: "Hush Your Fuss")
 1933 Dance, Girl, Dance (lyrics: "It Takes a Lot Of Jack")
 1933 Pilgrimage (lyrics: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1931 I Surrender Dear (Short) (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)")
 1930 Going Wild (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
 1930 The Lottery Bride (lyrics: "DRINKING SONG" (1930), "YUBLA" (1930), "MY NORTHERN LIGHT" (1930), "BROTHER LOVE" (1930), "SONG OF NAPOLI" (1930), "YOU'RE AN ANGEL" (1930), "I'LL FOLLOW THE TRAIL" (1930) - uncredited)
 1929 Show of Shows (lyrics: "Pirate Band", "Dear Little Pup", "The Only Song I Know" (1929), "My Sister" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Paul Cunningham and Florence Bennett (Short) (lyrics: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
 1928 A Group of Songs (Short) (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)" - uncredited)
 1928 Beggars of Life (lyrics: "Beggars of Life")
 1928 Loves of an Actress (lyrics: "Sunbeams Bring Dreams of You")
 1928 The Movie Man (Short) (lyrics: "Dear Little Boy of Mine" - uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: White Lilacs. Musical. Music by Karl Hajos. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Original German book by Sigurd Johannsen. Musical Director: Pierce de Reeder. Additional music by Maurice Ruebens and Sammy Timberg [earliest Broadway credit]. Additional lyrics by David Goldberg and J. Keirn Brennan. Ensembles ... See more »
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