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Gene de Paul (1919–1988)

Songwriter ("I'll Remember April", "Cow Cow Boogie", "Teach Me Tonight"), composer, pianist, singer and arranger, educated at Benjamin Franklin High School and in private piano study. He was a pianist in dance orchestras, and toured theatres as a singer, also arranging music for vocal groups before working under contract to film studios. He served... See full bio »

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Gangster Squad Soundtrack
Raging Bull Soundtrack
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 2017 Jalouse (music: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2017) ... (writer: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited)
 2016 Fences (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 2016 Outlander (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Through a Glass, Darkly (2016) ... (writer: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet")
 2014 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spring Breakers (2014) ... (writer: "Spring, Spring, Spring")
 2013 Family United (writer: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Theme")
 2013 Kill Your Darlings (writer: "Gimme Some Skin, My Friend")
 2013 Gangster Squad (writer: "Mr. Five by Five")
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (writer: "I'm In Love With You")
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Jubilation T. Cornpone", "It's a Typical Day")
  BBC Proms (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (music: "Wonderful, Wonderful Day") / (writer: "Barn Dance")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (music: "Beside the Rio Tonto Shore" - uncredited)
 2008 Revolutionary Road (writer: "The Sidewalk Shufflers")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (music: "June Bride", "Lonesome Polecat" - uncredited)
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Performance Show: The 50's (2006) ... (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 2005 Little Manhattan (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Coat of White Primer (2005) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941) - as Gene DePaul) / (music: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941) - as Gene DePaul)
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- University (2001) ... (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 2000 Masterpiece (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
  Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2000) (performer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Kill Me Now (2000) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited) / (performer: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1999 Liberty Heights (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1999 Anywhere But Here (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1999 Plenilune (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (writer: "Your Red Wagon")
 1999 Swing (writer: "Watch the Birdie")
 1998 Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland (Video short) (lyrics: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") / (music: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
 1998 Dance with Me (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1997 My Son the Fanatic (writer: "Teach Me Tonight" - as De Paul)
 1997 Trial and Error (writer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (writer: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Last of the Wild Horses (1994) ... (music: "Bless Your Beautiful Hide")
- Radar Secret Service (1993) ... (writer: "Bless Your Beautiful Hide")
- The Painted Hills (1993) ... (music: "Sobbin' Women")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our Game (1994) ... (writer: "The First Baseball Game")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music: "Solid Potato Salad" (1943) - uncredited)
 1993 This Boy's Life (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1993 Born Yesterday (writer: "TEACH ME TONIGHT")
 1990 Love at Large (writer: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (music: "Star Eyes" (1943) - as Gene DePaul)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- One Night with You (1989) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited)
 1988 Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live (Video documentary) (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1986 Blues for Central Avenue (Documentary) (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1986 The Color of Money (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1985 Sweet Dreams (writer: "Cowcow Boogie")
 1983 Easy Money ("Teach Me Tonight")
 1983 Deep in the Heart (music: "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide", "Goin' Co'tin'")
 1980 Raging Bull (lyrics: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941)) / (music: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941))
 1978 Jaws 2 (music: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited)
 1977 Sorcerer (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "Lonesome Polecat" (1954) - uncredited)
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1975 The Great McGonagall (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (music: "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide (Barn-Raising Dance)" (1954) - uncredited)
 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (writer: "Wake Up, Jacob" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Bless Your Beautiful Hide")
 1972 The Godfather (writer: "Solid Potato Salad" - uncredited)
 1969 In Melbourne Tonight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 March 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Occupations (1969) ... (music: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - uncredited)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie (music: "Wait Till Tomorrow")
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Frozen Image (1967) ... (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1966 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liza Minnelli, Tommy Steele, Burr Tillstrom (1966) ... (writer: "Spring, Spring, Spring")
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1965) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1965) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1963 Bandstand (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 June 1963 (1963) ... (music: "You Don't Know What Love Is")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jack Does the U.S.O. Show (1963) ... (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Fly Away Home: Part I (1961) ... (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Special) (music: "Teach Me Tonight" - uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Cliff Arquette (1961) ... (writer: "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands" - uncredited)
- Remote from Drury College in Springfield (1960) ... (writer: "Spring, Spring, Spring" - uncredited)
 1960 Soft Lights and Sweet Music (TV Movie) (writer: "I'll remember April")
 1959 Li'l Abner (music: "It's a Typical Day", "If I Had My Druthers", "Jubilation T. Cornpone", "Don't That Take the Rag Offen the Bush", "Room Enuf for Us", "Namely You", "What's Good for General Bullmoose", "Unnecessary Town", "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands", "Sadie Hawkins Day Ballet", "It's a Nuisance Having You Around", "I'm Past My Prime", "Oh Happy Day", "(I Wish It Could Be) Otherwise", "Put 'Em Back", "The Matrimonial Stomp")
 1957 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Soap Box Derby (1957) ... (writer: "Love In A Home" - uncredited)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Bob Hope, Peggy Lee and Kim Novak (1957) ... (music: "He's My Guy" - uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (music: "Cow Cow Boogie" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.17 (1957) ... (music: "Namely You")
- Episode #1.13 (1957) ... (music: "Namely You" - uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Temporarily")
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It (music: "You Can't Run Away From It" (1956), "Howdy Friends and Neighbors", "Thumbin' A Ride", "Temporarily", "Scarecrow Ballet" (uncredited))
 1956 Cool and Groovy (Short) (music: "I'll Remember April")
 1955 Smarty Cat (Short) (music: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - uncredited)
 1954 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 December 1954 (1954) ... (music: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (music: "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide", "Wonderful, Wonderful Day", "When You're in Love", "Goin' Co'tin'", "House-Raising Dance", "Lonesome Polecat", "Sobbin' Women", "June Bride", "Spring, Spring, Spring" - uncredited)
 1953 Carnival in April (Short) (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1952 Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard (Short) (music: "Pig Foot Pete")
 1952 Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (writer: "'Twas Brillig" (1951) - uncredited)
 1949 Western Melodies (Short) (music: "Give Me My Saddle", "I'll Remember April")
 1949 Renegades of the Sage (writer: "I'm Thankful For Small Favors")
 1949 Jerry's Diary (Short) (writer: "Shorter Than Me" - as De Paul, uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (writer: "Ichabod" (1949), "Katrina" (1949), "The Headless Horseman" (1949) - uncredited)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss (music: "Judaline")
 1949 Criss Cross (writer: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (writer: "It's Whatcha Do With Whatcha Got" - uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born (lyrics: "A Song Is Born" (1948), "Daddy - O" (1948) - as Gene De Paul) / (music: "A Song Is Born" (1948), "Daddy - O" (1948) - as Gene De Paul)
 1948 They Live by Night (as Gene DePaul, "Your Red Wagon")
 1948 A Date with Judy (writer: "Judaline", "Judaline (reprise)")
 1948 Race Street (music: "Love That Boy" - uncredited)
 1947 Girl Time (Short) (music: "Jamaica Rhumba" - uncredited)
 1947 Part Time Pal (Short) (music: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - uncredited)
 1946 Solid Serenade (Short) (music: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" - uncredited)
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves (writer: "Where Am I Without You?" - uncredited)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood (writer: "Solid Potato Salad" - uncredited)
 1945 Quiet Please! (Short) (music: "Lord and Lady Gate" - uncredited)
 1945 Solid Senders (Short) (writer: "Boy With the Wistful Eyes")
 1945 Tee for Two (Short) (writer: "Shorter Than Me" - as De Paul, uncredited)
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples (lyrics: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited) / (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1945 I'll Remember April (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1945 Song of the Sarong (writer: "Lovely Luana", "Island of the Moon" - uncredited)
 1945 Night Club Girl (music: "Vingo Jingo" - uncredited)
 1944 Who's Who in Animal Land (Short) (lyrics: "Cow-Cow Boogie")
 1944 Mouse Trouble (Short) (writer: "Lord and Lady Gate" - as DePaul, uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (music: "What Does It Take" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 The Singing Sheriff (writer: "Beside the Rio Tonto")
 1944 Reckless Age (music: "Get on Board, Little Children" - uncredited)
 1944 The Soul of a Monster ("Ain't That Just Like a Man?")
 1944 Christmas Holiday ("I'll Remember April", uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Catchers (writer: "I'll Remember April", "Pig Foot Pete")
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (writer: "Who's Who?", "Solid Potato Salad", "Irresistible You", "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet", "I Love Corny Music")
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (writer: "I Won't Forget the Dawn" - uncredited)
 1944 Week-End Pass (music: "We're in the Navy")
 1944 Ladies Courageous (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1944 Phantom Lady (music: "I'll Remember April" - uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House (music: "Tropicana", "Get On Board, Little Children" - uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It (music: "Star Eyes" (1943), "Shorter Than Me" (1943) (uncredited), "Lord and Lady Gate" (uncredited))
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid (writer: "Mr. Five by Five")
 1943 Larceny with Music (writer: "Do Your Hear Music", "They Died With Their Boots Laced", "Please, Louise" - uncredited)
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin? (writer: "Where Am I Without You?", "Ain't That Just Like a Man", "Short, Fat and 4F")
 1943 Two Tickets to London (music: "You Don't Know What Love Is" - uncredited)
 1943 She Has What It Takes (lyrics: "Honk, Honk") / (music: "Honk, Honk")
 1943 He's My Guy (writer: "He's My Guy")
 1943 Hi, Buddy (writer: "We're in the Navy")
 1943 Hi'Ya Chum (music: "Two on a Bike", "He's My Guy", "I'm Hitting a High Spot", "You've Gotta Have Personality")
 1943 Reveille with Beverly (writer: "Cow-Cow Boogie")
 1943 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (writer: "Cow Cow Boogie")
 1942 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (writer: "Cow Cow Boogie")
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (writer: "Say It With Dancing", "This Is It")
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball ("Mr. Five by Five") / (writer: "Atlas Did It, But He Won't Admit It", "Keep 'Em Laughing", "Bravest of the Brave", "Don't You Think We Ought To Dance", "Riverboat Jamboree", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Wasn't It Wonderful?")
 1942 Strictly in the Groove (writer: "I'll Remember April")
 1942 Get Hep to Love (music: "Heaven for Two" - uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (writer: "Lovely Luana" (1942), "Vingo Jingo" (1942) (uncredited), "Island of the Moon" (1942) (uncredited))
 1942 Private Buckaroo (music: "Johnny Get Your Gun Again" - uncredited)
 1942 Unseen Enemy (music: "Gimme Some Skin, My Friend")
 1942 What's Cookin' (music: "If", "Love Laughs at Anything" - uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy (lyrics: "Rockin' and Reelin'" - uncredited) / (music: "Give Me My Saddle", "Wake Up, Jacob", "Beside the Rio Tonto Shore", "I'll Remember April", "Ride 'em Cowboy", "Rockin' and Reelin'" - uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin' (music: "Watch The Birdie", "You Were There", "What Kind of Love Is This?", "Heaven for Two", "Hellzapoppin'", "Putting on the Dog", "Congeroo", "Conga Beso")
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying (music: "Let's Keep 'Em Flying" (1941), "Pig Foot Pete" (1941), "The Boy With the Wistful Eyes" (1941))
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii (music: "All for One", "It's People Like You", "Poi", "We'll Have a Lot of Fun", "Moonlight in Hawaii", "Aloha Low Down" - uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose (music: "Mexican Jumping Bean", "You've Got What It Takes")
 1941 In the Navy (music: "Starlight, Starbright" (1941), "We're Off to See the World" (1941), "Gimme Some Skin, My Friend" (1941), "A Sailor's Life for Me" (1941), "We're in the Navy" (1941), "Hula-Ba-Luau" (1941))
 1938 Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "You've Got What It Takes")
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Other Works:

He composed music for the musical, "Lil' Abner," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Dagmar, MIchael Beirne and Willi Burke in the cast. James Mitchell was director. Norman Panama and Melvin Frank wrote the book. Johnny Mercer was lyricist. See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene De Paul | Gene DePaul

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Score, with his original lyrics and the original music of 'Johnny Merce' cited with additional, new music and lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." See more »

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