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David Heneker (1906–2001)

David Heneker was born on March 31, 1906 in Southsea, Hampshire, England as David William Heneker. He was married to Ellen Hope and Gwenol Satow. He died on January 30, 2001 in Cardigan, Wales. See full bio »


(age 94) in Cardigan, Wales, UK

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Known For

Irma la Douce Music Department
Half a Sixpence Music Department
I've Gotta Horse Music Department


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 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ricky Groves (2016) ... (writer: "Flash Bang Wallop" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5 (2014) ... (writer: "Flash, Bang, Wallop" - uncredited)
 2000 Two Family House (writer: "Where Are the Stars")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.5 (1996) ... (writer: "Flash, Bang, Wallop!")
 1972-1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 26 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Charlie Girl")
- Episode dated 26 September 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "My Favourite Occupation")
 1967 Half a Sixpence (writer: "All in the Cause of Economy", "Half a Sixpence", "Money to Burn", "The Race", "She's Too Far Above Me", "Flash, Bang, Wallop", "I Don't Believe a Word of It", "If the Rain's Got to Fall", "I'm Not Talking to You", "This Is My World", "I Know What I Am")
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.19 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Dis-Donc" - uncredited)
 1965 I've Gotta Horse (writer: "I've Gotta Horse", "Stand By Me", "I Cried All Night", "I Like Animals", "Dressed Up For A Man", "Won't Somebody Tell Me Why", "Problems", "You've Got To Look Right For The Part", "Finale Medley" - uncredited)
 1965 The Truth About Spring (lyrics: "The Truth About Spring")
 1963 Irma la Douce (lyrics: "Our Language of Love")
 1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Our Language of Love" - uncredited)
 1961 Bandstand (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 March 1961 (1961) ... (lyrics: "Our Language Of Love")
 1959 Expresso Bongo (music: "Nausea", "The Shrine on the Second Floor", "I've Never Had It So Good", "Nothing Is For Nothing" - as David Henneker, uncredited)
 1951 Bikini Baby ("If I Painted A Picture")
 1949 Maytime in Mayfair (writer: "Do I Love You?" - uncredited)
 1943 Young and Beautiful (Short) (writer: "The Thing Ummy Bob" - as Heneker)
 1934 Vagabond Violinist (writer: "Just Call Me Cherie" - uncredited)
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Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Half a Sixpence. Musical comedy. Book by Beverley Cross. Music by David Heneker. Lyrics by David Heneker. Based on "Kipps" by H.G. Wells. Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler. Dance arrangements and orchestrations by Robert Prince. Opening ballet music composed ... See more »

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David Henneker

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Was nominated for three Tony Awards: in1961, as one of the authors of the English book and lyrics for Best Musical nominee "Irma la Douce," and in 1965, as Best Composer and Lyricist and for music and lyrics of Best Musical nominee "Half a Sixpence."

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