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Jay Livingston (I) (1915–2001)

Jay Livingston was born March 28, 1915 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. He (along with his partner Ray Evans) composed many songs for movies such as To Each His Own (1946), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and Academy Award winning songs "Mona Lisa" from the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949), "Buttons and Bows" from the movie The Paleface (1948) and "Que ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1956)
Reindeer Games Soundtrack
(2000)
The Conversation Soundtrack
(1974)
(1949)

Filmography

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 2018/I Béa (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2006 Twisted Sister: Silver Bells (Music Video)
 2004 Helter Skelter (TV Movie) (composer: song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be")
 2001 Ponderosa (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Pilot: Part 1 (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
 1995 Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie) (composer: original theme)
 1993 Bonanza: The Return (TV Movie) (composer: theme "Bonanza")
 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (composer: original theme "Bonanza")
 1985 Bob Hope Buys NBC? (TV Special) (composer: theme music)
 1968-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (composer - 128 episodes)
- Byline, Alias Doris (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Livingston)
- Welcome to Big Sur, Sir (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Livingston)
- Meant for Each Other (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Livingston)
- The Magnificent Fraud (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Livingston)
- A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) ... (composer: theme music - as Livingston)
 1959-1973 Bonanza (TV Series) (composer - 371 episodes)
- The Hunter (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Witness (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- First Love (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
  The Good Guys (TV Series) (composer - 41 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1969)
- Art A La Carte (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Compulsion (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deep Are the Roots (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Fine Kettle of Fish (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Communications Gap (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965-1966 Tammy (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- Uncle Lucius, the Businessman (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Uncle Lucius Returns (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Cinemazation of Tammy Tarleton (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tammy Goes to Paris (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Larnin' Works Wonders (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Jon Provost Meets Mister Ed (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ed's Christmas Story (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Price of Apples (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Psychoanalyst Show (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Busy Wife (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965 Karen (TV Series) (special songs - 1 episode)
- Substitute Father (1965) ... (special songs)
 1963 Beetle Bailey (TV Series) (theme music composer - 49 episodes)
- A Tree Is a Tree Is a Tree (1963) ... (theme music composer - uncredited)
- Psychological Testing (1963) ... (theme music composer - uncredited)
- Et Tu Otto (1963) ... (theme music composer - uncredited)
- Hero's Reward (1963) ... (theme music composer - uncredited)
- Dr. Jekyl and Beetle Bailey (1963) ... (theme music composer)
 1961 All Hands on Deck (songs by)
 1960 Schlager-Raketen (lyrics)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (composer: theme song "This Is It")
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Shadow of Jesse James (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1959 A Private's Affair (songs)
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Wait (1959) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1958 Lawman (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Badge (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
 1952 Off Limits (writer: new songs)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (song: "Silver Bells")
 1949 My Friend Irma (new songs)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic (new songs)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Livingston | Richardson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Shirley Mitchell  (his death) | See more »
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Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977. See more »

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