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Charles K. Harris

Biography

As an American melody writer, Charles K. Harris is most beneficial appreciated for his most widely used song “Following the Ball.” He set up a musical posting business in Milwaukee and NY and was a secretary for the American Culture of Composers, Writers and Web publishers from 1924 until 1930. Harris aimed the ASCAP from 1914 until 1924.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth May 1, 1867
Died December 22, 1930, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Songwriter
Nationality American
Movies The Raven


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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
2 His most famous musical composition is the song "After The Ball", written in 1892. The song was a flop at first, but became a huge hit when it was interpolated into the 1891 play, "A Trip To Chinatown", which was still running at the time. It has remained popular to this day as an example of the kind of popular music played in the 1890s. It was interpolated by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II into their classic 1927 musical, "Show Boat", to be sung at a climactic, poignant part in the story, and is always used in stage productions of the show. It was also used in the 1936 and 1951 film versions, but not in the 1929 part-talkie version.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer in February 2013 writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris
Boardwalk Empire 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Murdoch Mysteries 2008-2010 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Jekyll & Canada 2009 Video writer: "Fairy Moon"
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris
Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best 2004 Video short writer: "After the Ball"
Carnivàle 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' 2003 TV Series music - 1 episode
Wind at My Back TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2000 music - 1 episode, 2000
Avonlea 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1993 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Dogfight 1991 writer: "WOULD YOU CARE" - as Chas. K. Harris
American Experience 1991 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Missing Persons 1990 TV Movie writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 lyrics: "AFTER THE BALL" 1892 - as Charles K. Harris / music: "AFTER THE BALL" 1892 - as Charles K. Harris
Great Performances TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1989 music - 1 episode, 1989
Appointment with Death 1988 music: "After the Ball" - uncredited
Yanks 1979 writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
Pretty Baby 1978 music: "After the Ball" - uncredited
All You Need Is Love TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1977 writer - 1 episode, 1977
False Face 1977 "After the Ball"
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
Star! 1968 writer: "After the Ball"
Desert Mice 1959 writer: "Break the News To Mother" - uncredited
The Rosemary Clooney Show 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Bet Your Life 1956 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flickan från Backafall 1953 lyrics: "AFTER THE BALL" 1892 - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited / music: "AFTER THE BALL" 1892 - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited
Kvinnors väntan 1952 lyrics: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris / music: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris / writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris
O. Henry's Full House 1952 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Show Boat 1951 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Miss Julie 1951 writer: "After the ball" "Efter balen"
There's a Girl in My Heart 1949 writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
Let's Sing Grandfather's Favorites 1948 Short writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
The Babe Ruth Story 1948 writer: "After The Ball" 1891 - as Charles. K. Harris , uncredited
An Ideal Husband 1947 writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
The Jolson Story 1946 writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited
Variety Jubilee 1943 writer: "After the Ball" - uncredited
Birth of the Blues 1941 lyrics: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited / music: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited
Strike Up the Band 1940 music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Lillian Russell 1940 lyrics: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited / music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Only One Night 1939 lyrics: "After the Ball" / music: "After the Ball" / writer: "After the Ball" 1892, "After the Ball"
The Sisters 1938 music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Spawn of the North 1938 writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris, uncredited
San Francisco 1936 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Sporting Love 1936 writer: "After The Ball" - uncredited
Show Boat 1936 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Ah, Wilderness! 1935 writer: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Musical Memories 1935 Short music: "After the Ball" - uncredited
The Old Fashioned Way 1934 music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
Derby Decade 1934 Short writer: "After the Ball"
Snow-White 1933 Short writer: "Always in the Way" - uncredited
She Done Him Wrong 1933 music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
The Florodora Girl 1930 lyrics: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited / music: "After the Ball" 1892 - uncredited
After the Ball 1929 Short writer: "After the Ball" - as Charles K. Harris

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago After Midnight 1928 story
Silken Shackles 1926 play
The Bridge of Sighs 1925 story
After the Ball 1924 adapted from the song by / story
Slim Shoulders 1922 story - as Charles K. Harris
Ashamed of Parents 1921 story - as Charles K. Harris
The Barker 1917 story
Should a Baby Die? 1916 scenario - as Charles K. Harris
Hearts of Men 1915 play "School Bells" - as Charles K. Harris
Always in the Way 1915
When It Strikes Home 1915 story - as Charles K. Harris
After the Ball 1914 story and scenario

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Raven 1915 Mr. Pelham (as Charles K. Harris)
When It Strikes Home 1915 The Author (as Charles K. Harris)

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