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Fred Fisher (I) (1875–1942)

Composer, songwriter ("Chicago", "Peg O' My Heart", "And the Band Played On"), author and publisher, educated in Germany. He later served in the German Navy and the French Foreign Legion, and came to the USA in 1900, beginning his songwriting career in Chicago, then moving in New York. He became the manager of publishing firms Harms & Company and ... See full bio »

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Raging Bull Soundtrack
Titanic Soundtrack
Chicago Soundtrack
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 2016/I Race (writer: "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rachel Weisz/Spike Lee/R. Kelly (2015) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 2015 The Childhood of a Leader (writer: "Oui, Oui, Marie" - uncredited)
 2014/I Serena (writer: "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 September 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 2014 Anzac Girls (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mateship (2014) ... (writer: "Peg o' My Heart" - uncredited)
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.100 (2013) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 2012 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.49 (2012) ... (writer: "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt of My Tears")
 2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death by Miss Adventure (2012) ... (writer: "Dance of the Blue Danube")
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (2011) ... (music: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine")
 2011 Hugo (writer: "Dardanella")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (writer: "Chicago, That Toddlin' Town")
 2011 Hop (writer: "Peg O' My Heart")
 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (writer: "Daddy You've Been a Mother to Me" - uncredited)
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary) (writer: "Chicago, Chicago, That Toddlin' Town")
 2008 Be Kind Rewind (writer: "Your Feets Too Big")
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Family 8108 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Chicago")
 2006 Everyone's Hero (writer: "Chicago (That Toddling Town)")
 2004 Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates (Video documentary) (writer: "Chicago (That Toddling Town)")
 2002 Chicago (writer: "Chicago" (1922))
 2001 Madison (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 2000 Liam (writer: "Happy Days and Lonely Nights")
 1999 Swing (writer: "Blitzkrieg Baby")
 1998 Little Voice (writer: "Chicago (that toddlin' town)")
 1997 Titanic ("Come, Josephine, In My Flying Machine")
 1996 Michael (writer: "Chicago (That Toddling Town)" (1922))
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (writer: "Your Feet's Too Big" - as Fisher)
 1991 Bix (writer: "Dardanella")
 1988 Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- September 1939 (1988) ... (lyrics: "Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)" - uncredited)
 1988 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album (1988) ... (writer: "Peg O' My Heart")
 1987 Orphans (writer: "CHICAGO")
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (writer: "Your Feet's Too Big")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Skin (1986) ... (writer: "Peg o' My Heart")
 1986 Bassie & Adriaan (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Achter de wolken schijnt de zon (1986) ... (music: "Chicago")
 1986 George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (TV Special) (writer: "She Looks Like Helen Brown")
 1983 Redd Foxx: Video in a Plain Brown Wrapper (Video) (writer: "Chicago")
 1983 Zelig (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922))
 1982 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Friends, Romans, and Accountants (1982) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1982 Forbidden Zone (writer: "Yiddishe Charleston" - as Fischer)
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine")
 1981 Riding High (writer: "Your Feet's Too Big")
 1981 This Is Elvis (music: "That's When Your Heartaches Begin")
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1980 Raging Bull (lyrics: "Whispering Grass" (1940))
 1980 Sanford (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Benefit (1980) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1980 Pink Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Silver Wings (1979) ... (music: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine (Up She Goes!)" (1910))
 1979 George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (TV Movie) (writer: "She Looks Like Helen Brown")
 1976 Nickelodeon (writer: "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1975 The Hindenburg (writer: "Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine")
 1975 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top of the Pops '75: Part 2 (1975) ... (writer: "Whispering Grass")
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Old Flame (1975) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" {uncredited)
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.103 (1975) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (music: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1975 Funny Lady (music: "Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Face, Have a Heart" - uncredited)
 1974 Harry and Tonto (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1974 California Split (writer: "Peg o' My Heart" - uncredited)
  Bearcats! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1971) (music - 1 episode, 1971)
- Assault on San Saba (1971) ... (writer: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
- Ground Loop at Spanish Wells (1971) ... (music: "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lucy and Carol Burnett (1971) ... (That Toddlin' Town}", (writer: "Chicago)
 1969 Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Johnny Dankworth Orchestra (Encore) (1969) ... (writer: "Chicago")
- Johnny Dankworth Orchestra (1969) ... (writer: "Chicago")
 1968 Funny Girl ("I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Than Be Happy With Somebody Else)" (As I'd Rather Be Blue))
 1967 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 July 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "Chicago")
 1964 Judy Garland in Concert (Documentary) (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1949-1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #17.1 (1963) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.53 (1949) ... (writer: "Peg O' My Heart" - uncredited)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1961 Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... (writer: "Peg o' My Heart")
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1961 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Gobel, Diahann Carroll (1961) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Juliet Prowse, Steve Lawrence, Milt Kamen, The Kingston Trio (1960) ... (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Bailey (1960) ... (writer: "Chicago" - uncredited)
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "Peg o' My Heart")
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1956 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Talented Kid (1956) ... (writer: "Daddy, You've Been A Mother To Me" - uncredited)
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (music: "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Mertz and Kurtz (1954) ... (music: "They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me" - uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory (music: "Oui, Oui, Marie" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (writer: "CHICAGO")
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll (lyrics: "Dardanella") / (music: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine", "Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There") / (writer: "I Want You to Want Me", "When I Get You Alone Tonight", "Peg o' My Heart", "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway", "Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me", "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1949 Beyond the Forest (music: "Chicago" - uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime (music: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1949 You're My Everything (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (music: "Oui, Oui, Marie")
 1948 Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra in Redskin Rhumba (Short) (music: "Peg o' My Heart")
 1948 Call Northside 777 (music: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1947 Let's Sing an Old Time Song (Short) (music: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights (writer: "Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me" - uncredited)
 1945 Coney Island Honeymoon (Short) (music: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine" - as Fred Fischer, uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street (lyrics: "Peg O' My Heart") / (music: "Peg O' My Heart")
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (music: "Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There" - uncredited)
 1943 Lady of Burlesque (writer: "Ireland Must Be Heaven" - uncredited)
 1943 Hi, Buddy (music: "Oui, Oui, Marie", "They Go Wild Over Me" - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me" (1917), "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (music: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event (writer: "Chicago" - uncredited)
 1942 Broadway (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1942 Roxie Hart (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1941 Your Feet's Too Big (Short) (writer: "Your Feet's Too Big")
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry (writer: "Chicago" (1922) - uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe (writer: "Chicago" (1922) - uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (music: "Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Little Girl, is the Right Little Girl For Me" (1910) - uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile (music: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1940 Frankie Masters and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Peg O' My Heart")
 1939 The Star Maker (lyrics: "Dardanella" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine", "Chicago" - uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford (Short) (writer: "Dance of the Blue Danube")
 1937 Community Sing: Series 2, No. 1 (Short) (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)")
 1937 Slim (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1936 Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (Short) (music: "Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me" - uncredited)
 1935 The Informer (writer: "Dardanella" - uncredited)
 1935 After Office Hours (writer: "Dardanella" - uncredited)
 1934 A Lost Lady (music: "Chicago" (1922) - uncredited)
 1934 Roast-Beef and Movies (Short) (music: "Dust")
 1933 Stage Mother (music: "Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Little Girl, Is the Right Little Girl for Me")
 1933 The Little Giant (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1922) - uncredited)
 1932 Big City Blues (lyrics: "Dardanella" - uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade (writer: "Chicago That Toddlin' Town" (1922) - uncredited)
 1931 Thrills of Yesterday (Short) (music: "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" - uncredited)
 1931 Any Little Girl That's a Nice Little Girl (Short) (music: "Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Little Girl, Is the Right Little Girl for Me")
 1930 The Devil to Pay! (writer: "Happy Days and Lonely Nights" - uncredited)
 1930 The Devil's Cabaret (Short) (music: "Dust" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The March of Time (writer: "Monongaheela")
 1930 Children of Pleasure (music: "Dust" (1930), "Leave It That Way" (1930) - uncredited) / (writer: "The Better Things in Life" (1930), "Girl Trouble" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Mammy (music: "Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?" - uncredited)
 1930 The Girl Said No (lyrics: "I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love)" (1928) - uncredited) / (music: "I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love)" (1928) - uncredited)
 1930 Broadway Folly (Short) (writer: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - uncredited)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (writer: "My Dynamic Personality" - uncredited)
 1930 The Song Writers' Revue (Short) (lyrics: "Dardanella") / (performer: "Dardanella")
 1929 Their Own Desire (lyrics: "Blue Is the Night" (1929) - uncredited) / (music: "Blue Is the Night" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 So This Is College (lyrics: "Until the End" (1929) - uncredited) / (music: "Until the End" (1929), "I Don't Want Your Kisses If I Can't Have Your Love" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Wonder of Women (lyrics: "At Close Of Day") / (music: "At Close Of Day")
 1929 Madonna of Avenue A (music: "My Madonna")
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (writer: "Bones and Tambourines" (1929), "Strike Up the Band" (1929), "Tableau of the Jewels" (1929) - uncredited)
 1928 Scarlet Seas (writer: "Dardanella" - uncredited)
 1928 My Man (music: "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" - uncredited)
 1928 Dorothy Whitmore (Short) (music: "I'm Walking Between the Raindrops")
 1928 The Larry Ceballos Revue (Short) (music: "When the Morning Glories Wake Up in the Morning (Then I'll Kiss Your Two Lips Good-Night)" - uncredited)
 1919 Evangeline (music: "Evangeline" (Theme Song))
 1919 Eyes of the Soul (music: "Eyes of the Soul")
 1908 If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon (Short) (writer: "If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon")
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Fred Fischer

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Good friend of Lou Gehrig and Eleanor Gehrig. Wrote a song with Eleanor Gehrig titled "I Can't Get to First Base With You." See more »

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