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Irving Caesar (I) (1895–1996)

Composer, songwriter ("Swanee", "Tea for Two", "Crazy Rhythm", "Just a Gigolo"), author and publisher, educated at Chautauqua Mountain Institute and City College of New York. He was a stenographer aboard the Henry Ford Peace Ship during World War I. He joined ASCAP in 1920 and was a director between 1920 and 1946, and again in 1949, and he was the... See full bio »

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Entrapment Soundtrack
(1999)
Legend Soundtrack
(2015)
Joy Soundtrack
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(1989)

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 2018 Once & Again (Documentary short) (writer: "My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now")
 2011-2017 Sawako no asa (TV Series) (writer - 232 episodes)
- Gen Hoshino (2017) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
- Miku Natsume (2017) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
- Kanae Minato (2017) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
- Tao Tsuchiya (2017) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
- Masao Komatsu (2017) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) ... (writer: "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?", "Swanee")
 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2016) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 2016 A United Kingdom (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy") / (writer: "Sometimes I'm Happy")
 2016 Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (Documentary) (writer: "It's Got Me Again")
 2015/I Joy (writer: "I Want To Be Happy")
 2015 Gotham (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Rise of the Villains: Strike Force (2015) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody" - uncredited)
 2015/I Legend (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2014 Wir waren Könige (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2013 Bad Grandpa (writer: "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2013 Boom Town (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 2013 Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Collaborators (2013) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" - uncredited)
 2012 The Roth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Love Train-ing/Howard Stern/The Boom (2012) ... (lyrics: "Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2012 The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sharing an Intimate and Gross Moment (2012) ... (lyrics: "Tea For Two")
 2012 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show #76 - Abschied von Sat.1 (2012) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Swanee" - as Irving Ceaser)
 2010 Sir John Dankworth at the BBC (TV Movie) (writer: "Crazy Rhythm")
 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 2010 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Die 107. Sendung: Viktor Gernot & Jan Weiler (2010) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 2010 Community (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Interpretive Dance (2010) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (writer: "Sometimes I'm Happy")
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Tea For Two")
 2008 Bronson (writer: "Tea For Two" - uncredited)
 2008 Rozmowy noca (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 2008 American Idol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Round 1 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Just A Gigolo")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 2007 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nara Leão (2007) ... (writer: "Bobagens de Amor (Tea for Two)")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy" - uncredited)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1997)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Crazy Rhythm")
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 2006 Emily's First 100 Days of School (Video short) (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Movie) (writer: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 3: Standards (2006) ... (writer: "Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2006 Diva (Video) (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2005 Vilniaus getas (lyrics: "Swanee")
 2005 Where the Truth Lies ("Just a Gigolo" (1929))
 2005 Are We There Yet? (writer: "Just A Gigolo")
 2005 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piate semifinále (2005) ... (writer: "Just a Gigolo")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy" - uncredited)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie ("Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody")
 2004 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 7 - 80-tallet (2004) ... (writer: "Just a Gigolo")
 2004 Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Video short) (writer: "If I Forget You")
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mel's Offer (2004) ... (writer: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Tea for Two")
 2002 Nackt (writer: "I Want to be Happy")
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Weekend at Burnsie's (2002) ... ("Tea For Two", uncredited)
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Change of a Dress (2002) ... (writer: "Tea For Two")
 2001 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Gnome and Away (2001) ... (lyrics: "I Want To Be Happy" - uncredited)
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 2000 A Many Splintered Thing (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 2000 O Cravo e a Rosa (TV Series) (writer: "Tea For Two")
 1999 The Bachelor (writer: "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley)")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (writer: "Just A Gigolo" (1929))
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes (writer: "Just a Gigolo")
 1999 Kulkuri ja kaunottaret (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1999) ... (writer: "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody")
 1999 Entrapment (writer: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1998 Alice et Martin (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... (writer: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1998 Looney Tunes Sing-Alongs (Video short) (writer: "Tea For Two")
 1998 Heat of the Sun (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Private Lives (1998) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" - uncredited)
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "Tea For Two")
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (writer: "I Want To Be Happy")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Atomic Brain (1993) ... (writer: "Just a Gigolo" - uncredited)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Eating Contest (1993) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody")
 1993 Mad Dog and Glory (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" (1929) - as Irving Caeser)
 1992 Mac (lyrics: "JUST A GIGOLO / I AIN'T GOT NOBODY")
 1992 The Mambo Kings (writer: "Tea For Two")
 1991 Only the Lonely (writer: "Umbriago")
 1991 Oscar (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" (1928))
 1989 Night Court (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Trouble Is Not in Your Set (1989) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1988 Ihmiselon ihanuus ja kurjuus (arranger: "Hold My Hand") / (writer: "Hold My Hand")
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Documentary) (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 1988 'Allo 'Allo! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Desperate Doings in the Dungeon (1988) ... (lyrics: "I Want To Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebrating Gershwin: The Jazz Age (1987) ... (writer: "Swanee")
 1987 Orphans (writer: "IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE")
 1987 Intervista (writer: "Tea for Two" - as Caesar)
 1986 Daar gaat de bruid (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1986 Ghost Fever (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Operation (1986) ... (writer: "Tea For Two" - uncredited)
 1986 David Lee Roth (Video short) (writer: "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody")
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Arthur, or the Gigolo (1985) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody")
 1984 A Passage to India (writer: "Tea For Two")
 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Special) (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1981 The George Burns (Early) Early, Early Christmas Special (TV Special) (writer: "Tea for Two/I Ain't Got Nobody" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy")
 1979 Bassie & Adriaan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Een Sleutel als Losgeld (Het Geheim van de Sleutel) (1979) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979)
- Elke Sommer (1979) ... (lyrics: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" - uncredited)
- Harry Belafonte (1979) ... (writer: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
- Rich Little (1977) ... (writer: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1978 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1978 Just a Gigolo (lyrics: "Just A Gigolo")
 1978 Soap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... (lyrics: "Oh, You Nasty Man" - uncredited)
 1978 Bye Bye Monkey (lyrics: "Tea for Two"(1925) - uncredited)
  All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1977) (performer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited) / (performer: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "In My Merry Oldsmobile", "In the Land of the Buffalo", "Old Folks at Home" - uncredited)
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (writer: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1976 The Waltons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Mustang (1976) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1976 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Der Tag (1976) ... (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1975 Grey Gardens (Documentary) (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1974 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- George and Archie Make a Deal (1974) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1974 Harry and Tonto (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1974 California Split (writer: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Roaring Twenties medley: I Want to Be Happy / When You're Smiling / Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Margie / Carolina in the Morning / By the Light of the Silvery Moon / Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue / How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)? / Happy Days Are Here Again'")
- Episode dated 16 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say about Dixie?")
 1971-1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lucy and Phil Harris Strike Up the Band (1974) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?")
- Won't You Calm Down Dan Dailey? (1971) ... (writer: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1973 The Age of Ballyhoo (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm")
  The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1972)
- Episode dated 3 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Al Jolson tribute medley: California, Here I Come / Carolina in the Morning / You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) / Swanee / California, Here I Come (reprise)")
- Episode dated 2 November 1972 (1972) ... (lyrics: "Juggling medley: Cabaret / Tea for Two / Mountain Greenery")
- Episode dated 19 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Al Jolson tribute medley: California, Here I Come / Carolina in the Morning / You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) / Swanee / California, Here I Come (reprise)")
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... ("I Want to Be Happy")
 1972 The 26th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "You Can Dance with Any Girl", "I Want to Be Happy")
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 1971 (1971) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1971 Sez Les (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1971) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen? (writer: "Animal Crackers in My Soup", "Oh, You Nasty Man")
 1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Big Record (1970) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1960)
- Episode #22.15 (1969) ... (writer: "Is it True What They Say About Dixie?")
- Episode #13.43 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
  The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #3.17 (1968) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.6 (1967) ... (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Coffin Too Frequent (1967) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Wish You Were Here (1967) ... (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy" - uncredited)
  The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #4.24 (1967) ... (writer: "Yankee Doodle Blues")
- Episode #3.31 (1966) ... (writer: "Sometimes I'm Happy")
- Episode #2.25 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Swanee")
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1961-1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Songs of the South (1967) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
- French Champagne Music (1961) ... (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1965 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tangled Web (1965) ... (writer: "Tea For Two" - uncredited)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1964) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1963) (music - 1 episode, 1963)
- Hillbilly Sketch (1964) ... (writer: "I Was Born Too Late" - uncredited)
- Amateur Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
- Jack Meets Max Bygraves (1963) ... (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited) / (music: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
- The Bob Hope Show (1962) ... (writer: "Tea For Two" - uncredited)
 1964 American Bandstand (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.36 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- School for Traitors (1963) ... (lyrics: "Tea For Two")
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Golden Horseshoe Revue (1962) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Swanee")
 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (TV Special) (writer: "Swanee")
 1959-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Hen-pecked Charley (1961) ... (lyrics: "I Want To Be Happy" - uncredited)
- Old Man Danny (1961) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
- Shirley Jones Makes Good (1959) ... (lyrics: "Tea For Two" - uncredited)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Item (1961) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1958-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #12.30 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two Cha Cha Cha" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.4 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Widow Wouldn't Weep (1959) ... (music: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1959 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Shirley Jones/Eddie Hodges/Mort Sahl (1959) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Danny Thomas, Jay North, Angela Cartwright & Rusty Hamer (1959) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two Cha-Cha" - uncredited)
- Margaret and Barbara Whiting (1956) ... (writer: "Sometimes I'm Happy" - uncredited)
 1958 The Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.11 (1958) ... (writer: "Irving Caesar Medley")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1956-1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes)
- Episode #3.12 (1957) ... (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.15 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm")
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy", "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (lyrics: "I Want to Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Jeannie the Cook (1956) ... (lyrics: "I Want To Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1955 Hit the Deck (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy" (1927) - uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1954 The Black Glove (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Gracie on Train/Murder (1953) ... (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (lyrics: "TEA FOR TWO")
 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.25 (1952) ... (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm")
 1951 The Dinah Shore Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 1951 (1951) ... (writer: "Tea for Two")
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (lyrics: "Vienna Dreams" - uncredited)
 1951 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.37 (1951) ... (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie")
 1950 I'll Get By (lyrics: "Yankee Doodle Blues")
 1950 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.20 (1950) ... (lyrics: "Tea for Two")
 1950 Tea for Two (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm", "Tea for Two", "I Want to Be Happy", "The Call of the Sea" (uncredited))
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?", "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You (writer: "I'll Do the Strut-Away (In My Cutaway)" (1944) - uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1946 The Jolson Story (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (lyrics: "Swanee", "The Yankee Doodle Blues" - uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions (writer: "Umbriago" (1944) - uncredited)
 1943 His Butler's Sister (writer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited)
 1941 Minstrel Days (Short) (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1940 No, No, Nanette (writer: "No No Nanette", "I Want To Be Happy", "Tea For Two", "Dream Dance Sequence - music medley: "Tea For Two", "I Want To Be Happy", "No No Nanette")
 1940 If I Forget You (Short) (writer: "If I Forget You")
 1939 Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1939 On the Air (Short) (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1939 Lying Lips (lyrics: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1939 Dave Apollon and His Club Casanova Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1939 Sundae Serenade (Short) (lyrics: "Crazy Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1938 Music with a Smile (Short) (lyrics: "South American Joe" - uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Co-ed (music: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (1936) - uncredited)
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (lyrics: "Animal Crackers in My Soup")
 1937 Stand-In (writer: "Is it True What They Say About Dixie?" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Stowaway (lyrics: "That's What I Want for Christmas" (1935) - uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid (lyrics: "Swanee" - uncredited)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy! (lyrics: "Oh, You Nasty Man")
 1935 Curly Top (lyrics: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" (1935) - uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals (lyrics: "Nasty Man", "Sweet and Simple", "Hold My Hand", "Cabin in the Cotton and The Cotton in the Cabin", "Six Women", "So Nice", "My Dog Loves Your Dog", "Every Day Is Father's Day With Baby", "Following In Mother's Footsteps") / (music: "Cabin in the Cotton and The Cotton in the Cabin")
 1932 Just a Gigolo (Short) (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 1932 Crooner (lyrics: "Sweethearts Forever" - uncredited)
 1932 It's Got Me Again! (Short) (lyrics: "It's Got Me Again")
 1931 Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (Short) (lyrics: "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" - uncredited)
 1931 What Price Pants (Short) (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 1931 Success (Short) (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" - uncredited)
 1931 Just a Gigolo (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo" (1929) - uncredited)
 1931 Just a Gigolo/II (Short) (lyrics: "Just a Gigolo")
 1930 No, No, Nanette (lyrics: "Tea for Two", "I Want to Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1929 Hit the Deck (lyrics: "Sometimes I'm Happy")
 1929 Headin' South (Short) (lyrics: "Imagination")
 1928 Lucky Boy (lyrics: "My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now" - uncredited)
 1928 Show Girl (lyrics: "Buy, Buy for Baby" - uncredited)
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Stage: Wrote lyrics for "George White's Scandals", produced on Broadway. Musical revue. See more »
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Personal Quote:

It may sound a little immodest, but you'd be amazed--perhaps you shouldn't be--that most of my songs that sold were written in less than 15 minutes. "Tea for Two" was written in less than four minutes, "I Wanna Be Happy" in about 12 minutes. "Swanee"--George Gershwin and I wrote that in about 15 minutes while there was a card game going in the parlor. "Just a Gigolo"--no, that took me overnight, ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. See more »

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