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Kay Swift (1897–1993)

Kay Swift is better known for her decade-long involvement with George Gershwin than she is for her own musical contributions to the American Songbook. After George's death, she was sought after far more as an expert on his work than for her own original musical compositions. Though many people believe that she made this choice, she had a great ... See full bio »


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 2018 Podatek od milosci (music: "Can't We Be Friends?")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Can't We Be Friends")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" (uncredited), "Fine and Dandy" (uncredited), "Rich or Poor" (uncredited), "Can This Be Love?" (uncredited), "Polka from 'Alma Mater'", "Sawing a Woman in Half", "Sagebrush Lullaby", "Keep On Keeping On")
 1994 North ("FINE AND DANDY")
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - as Kay Smith)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
 1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- The Dresden Doll (1960) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
- Six Superior Skirts (1959) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Death Across the Board (1960) ... (writer: "Fine and Dandy")
- Send a Thief (1960) ... (writer: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
 1960 Dog Gone People (Short) (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1959 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra (TV Special) (writer: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.23 (1958) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy")
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1952 Room for One More (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1951 Starlift (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1950 Never a Dull Moment ("Once You Find Your Guy", "The Man with the Big Felt Hat', "Sagebrush Lullaby")
 1950 Young Man with a Horn (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
 1950 Backfire (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
 1947 The Man I Love (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (Short) (music: "A Moonlight Memory" - uncredited)
 1933 The Keyhole (music: "Can This Be Love?" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 The Gigolo Racket (Short) (music: "Nobody Breaks My Heart" - uncredited)
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Contributed significant additional musical material for The Little Show (1929), which debuted on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on April 30th. Sketches written by George S. Kaufman, Marya Mannes, Fred Allen, Lew Levinson, Howard Dietz, Henry Myers, Charlotte Kent, Henry Ruskin. Songs principally by Howard Dietz and Arthur ... See more »

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