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Herbert Kretzmer (1925–2020)

Herbert Kretzmer was born on October 5, 1925 in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa. He was married to Sybil Sever and Elisabeth Wilson. He died on October 14, 2020 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 95) in London, England, UK

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(2012)
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 2020 Dispatches from Elsewhere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cave of Kelpius (2020) ... (writer: "On My Own")
 2019 Show Offs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Raining Fur (2019) ... (writer: "Do You Hear the People Sing?")
 2019 There's Something About Movies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (writer: "Who Am I?")
 2018 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 October 2018 (2018) ... (lyrics: "She" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 9 May 2018 (2018) ... (lyrics: "She" - uncredited)
 2018 ITV Evening News (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 October 2018 (2018) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2018 The Clash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The First Clash (2018) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2013-2018 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Knockouts 3 (2018) ... (lyrics: "Bring Him Home")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 3 (2014) ... (lyrics: "On My Own")
- The Battles, Part 2 (2013) ... (lyrics: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2018 Hoy nos toca (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 February 2018 (2018) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2016-2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Musikaali (2017) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
- Musikaali (2016) ... (writer: "On My Own")
 2017 Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Crooners at the BBC (2017) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2017 Mom and Dad (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 2017 The Women's Football Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.6 (2017) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2017 Cortá por Lozano (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 April 2017 (2017) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2016 The 70th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "One Day More")
 2016 The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Geena Davis/Wayne Brady/Band of Horses (2016) ... (lyrics: "One Day More")
 2016 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2016 iZombie (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Whopper (2016) ... (lyrics: "One Day More")
 2015 2 Broke Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- And the Inside-Outside Situation (2015) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Quarter-Final Results (2015) ... (writer: "At the End of the Day" - uncredited)
- The Quarter-Final: Musicals Special (2015) ... (writer: "At the End of the Day" - uncredited)
 2015 Dispuesto a todo (TV Special) (lyrics: "She")
 2015 Divendres (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.117 (2015) ... (writer: "On My Own")
 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kai (2014) ... (writer: "Look Down" - uncredited)
 2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "One Day More")
 2014 Million Dollar Arm (writer: "I Dreamed A Dream")
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2014 All Star Family Fortunes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Debbie Rush vs Andrew Whyment (2014) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2014 Medcezir (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 23. Bölüm (2014) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2014 Sherlock (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Empty Hearse (2014) ... (lyrics: "Do You Hear the People Sing?" - uncredited)
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2013) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2013 Secret Voices of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 2013: Auditions 4 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Bring Him Home", "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2013 Sanders Shorts (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Doing the Reverse This Time (2013) ... (lyrics: "Stars" - uncredited)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (writer: "Suddenly", "One Day More", "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2009-2013 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Diva (2013) ... (lyrics: "Bring Him Home" - uncredited)
- Dream On (2010) ... (lyrics: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
- Pilot (2009) ... (lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited)
 2013 Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (Documentary) (writer: "Look Down")
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Fantine's Death (Come to Me)")
 2012 Les Misérables (writer: "Look Down", "Do You Hear The People Sing?", "On Parole", "Beggars At The Feast", "Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven", "Valjean's Soliloquy", "Turning", "At the End of the Day", "I Dreamed a Dream", "The Sewers", "The Confrontation", "Castle on a Cloud", "The Runaway Cart", "Master of the House", "Lovely Ladies", "Suddenly", "Stars", "Fantine's Arrest", "ABC Café / Red and Black", "Who Am I?", "In My Life", "A Heart Full of Love", "Come to Me", "On My Own", "One Day More", "Drink With Me", "Bring Him Home", "The Final Battle", "Javert's Suicide", "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables", "Epilogue", "The Robbery/Javert's Intervention", "Eponine's Errand", "Attack on the Rue Plumet", "Little People", "A Little Fall Of Rain", "The Night Of Anguish", "The Bishop", "The Well Scene", "The Thénardier Waltz Of Treachery", "Work Song", "Building The Barricade (Upon These Stones)", "Javert's Arrival", "Every Day/A Heart Full Of Love (Reprise)", "The Death of Gavroche", "The Wedding", "Valjean's Confession", "Suddenly (Reprise)")
 2010-2012 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (2012) ... (lyrics: "One Day More")
- Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha (2010) ... (lyrics: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2011 The X Factor UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 7 (2011) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.7 (2011) ... (lyrics: "She" - uncredited)
 2011 The Nostalgia Chick (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Les Miserables: The Musical (2011) ... (lyrics: "The Confrontation")
 2011 Melancholia (lyrics: "She")
 2011 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "On My Own")
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "On My Own")
 2010 Toast (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Per què he plorat? (2010) ... (lyrics: "One Day More - Finale")
 2010 Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (lyrics: "Prologue: Work Song", "Prologue: On Parole/Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven", "Prologue: What Have I Done?", "At the End of the Day", "I Dreamed a Dream", "Lovely Ladies" (uncredited), "Fantine's Arrest", "The Runaway Cart", "Who Am I?", "Come to Me", "Confrontation", "Castle on a Cloud", "Master of the House", "The Bargain/Waltz of Treachery", "Look Down", "The Robbery/Javert's Intervention", "Stars", "The ABC Café/Red and Black", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "In My Life", "A Heart Full of Love", "The Attack on the Rue Plumet", "One Day More", "Building the Barricade (Upon These Stones)", "The Letter", "On My Own", "At the Barricade (Upon These Stones)", "Javert's Arrival/Little People", "A Little Fall of Rain", "Night of Anguish", "The First Attack", "Drink with Me", "Bring Him Home", "The Final Battle", "Dog Eats Dog (The Sewers)", "Javert's Suicide", "Turning", "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables", "Every Day - A Heart Full of Love (Reprise)", "Valjean's Confession", "The Wedding", "Beggars at the Feast", "Valjean's Death", "The Finale", "Bring Him Home (Valjean Quartet)", "One Day More (Encore)" (uncredited), "The Sewers" (uncredited))
 2009-2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.88 (2010) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
- Episode #1.56 (2009) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2009 Angela and Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2009) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Round Eight: Results Show (2009) ... (lyrics: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited)
 2008 Diary of a Nymphomaniac (lyrics: "She")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 August 2007 (2007) ... (lyrics: "She")
- Episode dated 10 August 2007 (2007) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2006 Love and Other Disasters (lyrics: "She")
 2006 Infamous (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Topp 11 - Filmmusikk (2006) ... (lyrics: "She")
 2006 Diva (Video) (writer: "On My Own")
 1995-2004 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004) ... (lyrics: "At the End of the Day" / "One Day More")
- Les Misérables in Concert (1995) ... (lyrics: "At the End of the Day", "I Dreamed A Dream", "Who Am I?", "Come to Me", "Castle on a Cloud", "Master Of The House", "Look Down", "Stars", "Red and Black/Do You Hear the People Sing", "In My Life/A Heart Full of Love", "One Day More", "On My Own", "Upon These Stones", "Little People", "A Little Fall of Rain", "Drink with Me", "Bring Him Home", "Javert's Suicide", "Turning", "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables", "Beggars at the Feast", "Finale")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (lyrics: "Goodness Gracious Me") / (music: "Goodness Gracious Me")
 2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (lyrics: "Follow Me" (Theme Song))
 2003 Lea Salonga Live (Video documentary) (lyrics: "On My Own")
 2003 Still Game (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Dug (2003) ... (lyrics: "She" - uncredited)
 2003 Nouvelle Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... (writer: "On My Own")
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Guest Judge Jack Osbourne (2003) ... (writer: "On My Own")
 2002 Tadpole (lyrics: "She")
 2001 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "She" - uncredited)
 1999 Notting Hill (lyrics: "She")
 1998 Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beauty Contest (1998) ... (lyrics: "On My Own")
 1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.3 (1997) ... (writer: "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables")
 1991 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Jacket (1991) ... (writer: "Master of the House" - uncredited)
 1990 The ITV Chart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 December 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Kinky Boots")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1990) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1974)
- Episode dated 29 November 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Kinky Boots")
- Top of the Pops '74: Part 1 (1974) ... (lyrics: "She")
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Sailor Boys" - uncredited)
 1989 Scandal (lyrics: "Goodness Gracious Me" - uncredited)
 1988 In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway - The Shows (TV Special) (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #26.79 (1987) ... (lyrics: "I Dream a Dream")
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "At the End of the Day", "One Day More!")
 1987 The Late Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 January 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "I Dreamed a Dream")
 1984 Too Scared to Scream (lyrics: "I'll Be There" (Ça Passe))
 1979 Shirley MacLaine at the Lido (TV Special) (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Roy Clark (1978) ... (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore) - uncredited)
 1975 Hustle (lyrics: "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1969 Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (lyrics: "Piccadilly Lilly", "Sweet Love Child", "If All the World's a Stage", "Chalk and Cheese", "When You Gotta Go", "I'm All I Need", "On the Boards", "Once Upon a Time", "Oh What a Son of a Bitch I Am" - uncredited)
 1967 The Bobo ("Girl from Barcelona", "The Bulls of Salamanca")
  The Avengers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Murder Market (1965) ... ("Togetherness")
- The Removal Men (1962) ... (writer: "Goodness Gracious Me" - uncredited)
 1962 Postman's Knock (lyrics: "Postman's Knock")
 1961 The Hellions (lyrics: "The Hellions") / (writer: "The Hellions")
 1961 No, My Darling Daughter (lyrics: "No, My Darling Daughter")
 1961 Black Tights (lyrics: "La Croqueuse de Diamants")
 1961 I Like Money (lyrics: "I Like Money")
 1960 Playgirl After Dark (lyrics: "You Were Made For Me")
 1959 Chance Meeting (lyrics: "I'm A Lonely Man" - uncredited)
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Stage: Wrote (w/J.M. Barrie, David Lee) "Our Man Crichton", performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England, with Kenneth More, Millicent Martin, George Benson, David Kernan, Dilys Watling, Anna Barry, Glyn Worsnip and Patricia Lambert in the cast. Clifford Williams was director. See more »

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[on Greta Garbo] Boiled down to essentials, she is a plain mortal girl with large feet.

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music. He was the lyricist for the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, "Les Miserables.". See more »

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Libra

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