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Harold Spina (1906–1997)

Wrote first song words at age ten. At 16 had own orchestra, playing Catskills, Adirondacks, Poconos, also local New York jobs. At 18 started with Witmark & Sons Music Publishers, in Minstrel Department, "producing" shows for fraternal, religious and other organizations, supplying them with songs, skits, and jokes from Tams Library. Transferred to ... See full bio »


(age 91)

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Little Miss Broadway
Little Miss Broadway Music Department
New Faces of 1937
New Faces of 1937 Soundtrack
The Phenix City Story
Happy Landing
Happy Landing Soundtrack


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 2015 Fallout 4 (Video Game) (writer: "He's A Demon, He's A Devil, He's A Doll")
 1999 Anywhere But Here (writer: "Be Optimistic")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Hop, Skip, Jump and Slide", "Toscanini, Stokowski and Me")
 1982 Kiss My Grits (writer: "Would I Love You" - as H. Spina)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 March 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Cumana")
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1967 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.25 (1967) ... (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 September 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Wallpaper Roses")
 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home (lyrics: "Lazy Summer Night" (1958), "Octavians" (1958)) / (music: "Lazy Summer Night" (1958), "Unkwinit" (1958), "Octavians" (1958)) / (writer: "U Gotta Soda")
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dinah Shore and Danny are Rivals (1958) ... (music: "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House" - uncredited)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (writer: "Would I Love You?")
 1957 Baby Face Nelson ("I'm So In Love With You")
 1955 The Phenix City Story (lyrics: "Phenix City Blues") / (music: "Phenix City Blues")
 1954 The Long Wait (writer: "ONCE")
 1953 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.9 (1953) ... (music: "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House", "It's so Nice to Have a Girl Around the House")
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla (music: "Song of the Women's Army Corps")
 1952 Por qué peca la mujer (writer: "Es Que Yo Te Quiero Tanto")
 1951 Honeychile (writer: "Tutti-Frutti", "Honeychile" (reprise), "Honeychile")
 1950 California Passage (writer: "Second-Hand Romance", "I'm Goin' Round in Circles")
 1950 Dark City (music: "IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU" - uncredited)
 1949 Love Happy (writer: "Who Stole the Jam?" (1948) - uncredited)
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round #1 (Short) (writer: "Cumana")
 1944 Music for Millions (writer: "Toscanini, Iturbi and Me" (1940) - uncredited)
 1944 Pay Day (Short) (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1942 True to the Army (music: "Spangles On My Tights", "Wacky For Khaki", "Jitterbug's Lullaby", "Need I Speak")
 1942 Carl Hoff and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "I Could Use a Dream" - uncredited)
 1941 Golden Hoofs (writer: "Consider Yourself in Love")
 1940 Beyond Tomorrow ("It's Raining Dreams" (1940))
 1938 Just Around the Corner (music: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" (1938), "Just Around the Corner" (1938), "I Love to Walk in the Rain" (1938) - uncredited) / (writer: "Brass Buttons and Epaulettes" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (music: "Little Miss Broadway" (1938), "Be Optimistic" (1938), "How Can I Thank You?" (1938), "We Should Be Together" (1938), "If All the World Were Paper" (1938), "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (music: "I Could Use a Dream", "Half Moon on the Hudson", "This Is Where I Came In", "Help Wanted -- Male", "Who Stole the Jam?" - uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement (writer: "Think Twice")
 1938 Happy Landing (writer: "You Appeal To Me")
 1937 52nd Street (music: "I Still Love to Kiss You Goodnight", "I'd Like to See Samoa of Samoa", "Don't Save Your Love for a Rainy Day", "Fifty-Second Street", "Let Your Hair Down and Sing", "Nothing Can Stop Me Now", "Twenty-Three Skidoo", "We Love the South" - uncredited)
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (music: "The Widow in Lace" (1937))
 1935 Starlit Days at the Lido (Short) (music: "Love Dropped in for Tea" - uncredited)
 1935 Eggs Mark the Spot (Short) (music: "The Beat o' My Heart" - uncredited)
 1934 Ben Pollack & His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Beat o' My Heart" - uncredited)
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #8 (Short) (music: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - uncredited)
 1934 Everybody Likes Music (Short) (music: "Between You and Me", "Cuban Serenade", "Everybody Likes Music" - uncredited)
 1934 The Knife of the Party (Short) (music: "That's All There Is, There Isn't Any More", "Whistle While You Work", "Why Am I in Love?" - uncredited)
 1934 Henry the Ache (Short) (music: "Queens' Song", "The King Has Had a Change of Heart", "The Moment the King Turned His Back" - uncredited)
 1933 Strange Case of Hennessy (Short) (music: "I Always Get My Man", "I Knew I'd Find You", "Make a Note of It", "I Thought I Heard a Noise" - uncredited)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)

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Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (1936). Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Director: John McManus. Music orchestrated by [error], Conrad Sallinger, Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Additional music by Harold Spina. Additional Orchestrations by Conrad Sallinger... See more »

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