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Mack Gordon (I) (1904–1959)

Mack Gordon was born on June 21, 1904 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland] as Morris Gittler. He is known for his work on The Shape of Water (2017), Collegiate (1936) and Sweet and Low-Down (1944). He was married to Elizabeth Cook and Rose Ponelli. He died on February 28, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Shape of Water Soundtrack
Collegiate Mack Gordon
Sweet and Low-Down Music Department
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 2003 Cyndi Lauper: At Last (Video short) (stock music)
 1956 Bundle of Joy (lyrics by)
 1953 The Girl Next Door (lyrics: songs)
 1951 Call Me Mister (music and lyrics by)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (musical consultant)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (lyrics & music by)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (music and lyrics by)
 1940 Young People (music and lyrics by)
 1938 My Lucky Star (music and lyrics by)
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (music and lyrics by)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (music & lyrics by)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything (music and lyrics by)
 1937 This Is My Affair (music and lyrics by)
 1937 Head Over Heels in Love (words and music by)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (music and lyrics by)
 1936 F-Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Florida Special (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Two for Tonight (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Paris in Spring (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Love in Bloom (lyrics: songs)
 1934 Behold My Wife! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Rhythm on the Roof (Short) (lyrics)
 1934 She Loves Me Not (music and lyrics by)
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way (music and lyrics by)
 1934 Shoot the Works (music and lyrics by)
 1934 We're Not Dressing (lyrics and music by)
 1934 Six of a Kind (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Sitting Pretty (music and lyrics by)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Smiling Faces. Musical comedy. Book by Harry Clark. Music by Harry Revel. Lyrics by Mack Gordon. Choreographed by Merriel Abbott. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Costume Design by Ernest Schrapps. Directed by R.H. Burnside. Shubert Theatre: 30 Aug 1932- 24 Sep 1932 (31 performances). Cast: Adora Andrews (as "Cordonia Potts"), ... See more »


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Mack Gordon's family emigrated to New York in about 1908. See more »

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