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Moe Jaffe (1901–1972)

Songwriter ("Bell Bottom Trousers", "The Gypsy in My Soul", "If You Are But a Dream", "I'm My Own Grandpaw"), composer and author. He came to the USA in 1902 and was educated at the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he wrote Mask & Wig shows. He wrote songs for Broadway musicals, including "A Night in Venice" and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Payback
Payback Soundtrack
(1999)
House of Wax
House of Wax Soundtrack
(2005)
Predestination
Predestination Soundtrack
(2014)
Radio Days
Radio Days Soundtrack
(1987)

Filmography

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 2017 Wonder Wheel (writer: "Bell Bottom Trousers")
 2016 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mad City: Red Queen (2016) ... (writer: "If You Are But a Dream")
 2014/I Predestination (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
 2010-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Del McCoury Band (2013) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa" - uncredited)
- Jim Ed Brown (2010) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "I've Written A Letter To Daddy")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (writer: "Collegiate" - as M. Jaffe)
 2001 Last Orders (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" (1938))
 1999/I Payback (writer: "If I Had My Life to Live Over")
 1996 The Stupids (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpaw")
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "If You Are But a Dream" (1941))
 1979 The Rose (lyrics: "I've Written a Letter to Daddy") / (music: "I've Written a Letter to Daddy")
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bruce Forsyth (1976) ... (writer: "I'm My Own Grandpa")
- Ruth Buzzi (1976) ... (writer: "I Never Harmed An Onion (Onions Make Me Cry)")
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1965 Ice Capades of 1966 (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1965 Fanfare (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1963) ... (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1963 Bandstand (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 June 1963 (1963) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy In My Soul")
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ernie Kovacs (1958) ... (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1958 Six-Five Special (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Eydie Gorme (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1955 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.12 (1955) ... (writer: "Bell Bottom Trousers")
 1955 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1955 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You're Driving Me Crazy (1955) ... (writer: "The Gypsy in My Soul")
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Goldie, Fields and Glide (1954) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1952 Dr√∂msemester (lyrics: "She Told Him Emphatically No") / (writer: "She Told Him Emphatically No")
 1949 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.49 (1949) ... (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1948 The Arkansas Swing (writer: "The Whoopee Hat Brigade")
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (writer: "If You Are But a Dream" - uncredited)
 1945 Community Sing No. 12, Volume 10 (Short) (writer: "Bell Bottom Trousers")
 1943 Thumbs Up (writer: "Thumbs Up" - uncredited)
 1938 Sing for Sweetie (Short) (lyrics: "The Gypsy in My Soul" - uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers (writer: "Collegiate" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 Animal Crackers (music: "Collegiate")
 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (writer: "Collegiate" - uncredited)
 1929 Mal Hallett and His Entertaining Orchestra (Short) (writer: "I Love the College Girls")
 1927/I Waring's Pennsylvanians (Short) (writer: "Collegiate", "I Love the College Girls" - uncredited)
 1925 The Freshman (writer: "Collegiate" (1925))
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Pleasure Bound (1929). Musical revue. See more »
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