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Vernon Duke (1893–1969)

Composer, songwriter ("April in Paris", "Autumn in New York", "I Can't Get Started"), author and pianist, educated at the Kiev Conservatory (which he entered at age thirteen) and a music student of Reinhold Gliere and Marian Dombrovsky. He had composed ballets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, but he fled Russia after the revolution. He composed the ... See full bio »

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Chinatown Soundtrack
(1974)
(2015)
(1989)
(1989)

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 2017 Finding Your Feet (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 2015 My First Apartamento: Christiaan Houtenbos (Documentary short) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (writer: "Autumn in New York")
  Bi no tsubo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Tanada (2013) ... (music: "April in Paris")
- Sakura (2013) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2013 The Unmastered Art of Baking (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Unmastered Art of Baking Pear and Almond Cake (2013) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2009 Udo Jürgens: Einfach ich (Video) (writer: "Ich war noch niemals in New York / New York, New York / How About You / Downtown / Autumn in New York / On Broadway")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 2006 Le héros de la famille (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ceremony (2006) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2003 Anything Else (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie) (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1998 The Cruise (Documentary) (writer: "Autumn In New York")
 1997 The Shining (TV Mini-Series) (music: "I Can't Get Started")
 1996 Basquiat (music: "April in Paris")
 1995 Forget Paris (music: "April in Paris")
 1993 The Pickle (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1992 Sinatra (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure (1990) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1990 Avalon (music: "I Can't Get Started")
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow... (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Autumn In New York")
 1988 Bird (music: "April in Paris")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Debut (1986) ... (music: "Our Love is Here to Stay" - uncredited)
 1986 'Round Midnight (writer: "Autumn in New York")
 1985 Spies Like Us (writer: "I'LL BE LOVING YOU")
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series) (music: "April in Paris")
 1984 Chance in a Million (TV Series) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Crossing the River (1984) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1983) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1981 Passez donc me voir (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 March 1981 (1981) ... (music: "Avril à Paris" (April in Paris))
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (1977) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York")
  Dinah! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Bob Hope: The Road to Hollywood (1977) ... ("I Can't Get Started")
- Episode #2.191 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1976 CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock-a-Bye Baby / We're Having a Baby")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940) - uncredited)
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.115 (1976) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1974 Chinatown ("I Can't Get Started")
 1974 Pen Pals (writer: "I Can't Get Started" - uncredited)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1973 Save the Tiger (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky")
 1972 Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (TV Movie) (writer: "Just Like a Man", "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ethel Waters/Robert Goulet/Hines, Hines and Dad (1971) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1970 Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Osacar Peterson, Kenny Burrell, Stéphane Grappelli, Miles Davis (1970) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Started")
 1968 Hippydrome Tiger (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 August 1966 (1966) ... (music: "Taking A Chance On Love")
 1964 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1964) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1959-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (music - 9 episodes)
- Lady in the Sun (1963) ... (music: "I Like the Likes of You" - uncredited)
- Dial 'S' for Spencer (1963) ... (music: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
- The Tarnished Idol (1963) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- The Steerer (1962) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- The Lady Has the Answers (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1962 Frankly Jazz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 November 1962 (1962) ... (writer: "What is There to Say?")
 1961 Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... (music: "I Like the Likes of You" - uncredited)
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (music - 1 episode, 1961)
- Joanie Sommers (1961) ... (music: "I Like the Likes of You" - uncredited)
- Ronald Reagan (1959) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
- Ethel Waters (1959) ... (writer: "Cabin in the Sky" - uncredited)
- Jo Stafford (1957) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1961) (writer - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1959)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.4 (1959) ... (writer: "Autumn In New York" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.4 (1958) ... (music: "I Like the Likes of You" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.19 (1958) ... (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.4 (1957) ... (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1961 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- French Champagne Music (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Than a Serpent's Tooth (1961) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Encore in Paris (1961) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 Trip for Tat (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 Who Scent You? (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1960 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies (TV Special) (music: "Ring the Bell" - uncredited)
 1959 Some of Manie's Friends (TV Movie) (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Started with You")
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Started" - uncredited)
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Ella Fitzgerald (1958) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
- Dinah Shore (1958) ... (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited) / (writer: "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1957) ... (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1957 A Hatful of Rain (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1957 This Could Be the Night (music: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
  The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (music - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode #2.22 (1957) ... (writer: "Island in the West Indies")
- Charlton Heston/Gypsy Rose Lee/Ethel Waters (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
- Judy Holliday/Tony Bennett/Louis Jordan/Carmen Cavallaro (1956) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
- Buddy Hackett/Count Basie/The Four Lads (1956) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Girl from Iowa (1957) ... (music: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
  You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (music - 1 episode, 1954)
- Episode #7.3 (1956) ... (writer: "Autumn In New York")
- Episode #5.10 (1954) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (music: "Taking A Chance On Love" - uncredited)
 1956 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paris in the Springtime (1956) ... (writer: "That's What Makes Paris, Paree")
 1955 Stork Naked (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1953 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Monsieur La Blanche (1953) ... (music: "April in Paris")
 1952 April in Paris (music: "April in Paris" (1932), "It Must Be Good" (uncredited), "Life Is Such A Pleasure", "Give Me Your Lips" (uncredited), "I'm Gonna Ring the Bell Tonight" (uncredited), "I Know a Place" (uncredited), "That's What Makes Paris Paree" (uncredited), "I Ask You" (uncredited))
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy Is Enceinte (1952) ... (music: "We're Having a Baby" - uncredited)
 1952 She's Working Her Way Through College (music: "All Hail to Midwest State" (uncredited), "I'll Be Loving You", "Midwest Fight Song" (uncredited), "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of", "Love Is Still for Free", " (You've Got to) Give 'em What They Want" (uncredited))
 1951 Scent-imental Romeo (Short) (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "Takin' a Chance on Love")
 1950 Backfire (music: "April in Paris" - uncredited)
 1948 The Angry God (music: "Song of Our Love")
 1944 11th. Naval District 'United States Coast Guard Band' (Short) (music: "The Silver Shield")
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (music: "We're Having a Baby" (1941))
 1943 Crazy House (music: "My Song Without Words" - uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It (music: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (music: "Cabin in the Sky" (1940), "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940), "Honey in the Honeycomb" (1940) - uncredited)
 1941 Gatans serenad (Short) (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love (Han var den bättre där)")
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies (music: "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" (1937), "Love Is Here to Stay" (1937), "Water Nymph Ballet" (1937), "Spring Again" (1937), "I'm Not Complaining" (1937) - uncredited)
 1934 Harold Teen (music: "This Is Romance" - uncredited)
 1931 Devil Sea (Short) (music: "Old Devil Sea" - uncredited)
 1930 Office Blues (Short) (music: "We Can't Get Along", "Dear Sir" - uncredited)
 1930 The Sap from Syracuse (music: "Capitalize That Thing Called It")
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Stage Play: Two's Company [Charles Sherman's Musical Revue]. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. Additional Lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Sketches by Charles Sherman. Sketches written with Peter DeVries. Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick ("A Man's Home"). Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock. Ballet Music by Genevieve ... See more »

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Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Star Sign:

Libra

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