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Lew Brown (I) (1893–1958)

Songwriter ("Beer Barrel Polka", "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill is Gone"), composer, author, publisher and producer, he came to the USA in 1898 and was educated at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. In 1925, he joined Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson as a songwriting team and music publishers. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "George White's ... See full bio »

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Known For

On the Road Soundtrack
Lolita Soundtrack
You've Got Mail Soundtrack


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 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (book and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Flying High (1951) ... (book and lyrics by)
 1947 Good News (play)
 1938 Straight Place and Show (additional dialogue)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer! (story and dialogue: collaborator)
 1931 Flying High (book and lyrics by)
 1931 Indiscreet (scenario - as Brown) / (story "Obey That Impulse")
 1930 Follow the Leader (play "Manhattan Mary" - as Brown)
 1930 Just Imagine (story & dialogue - as Brown)
 1930 Follow Thru (play - as Brown)
 1930 Good News (based on a musical comedy by)
 1929 Sunny Side Up (story and dialogue - as Brown)
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Show Show Soundtrack (405 credits)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Manhattan Mary. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Book by Billy K. Wells and George White. Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. Music orchestrated by Maurice De Packh. Musical Director: William Daly. Costume Design by Max Weldy. Scenic Design by William Oden Waller. Additional Costumes by Schneider-Anderson Company ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)


Catherine Juniewicz  (his death) | See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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