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Douglas Furber

Biography

English lyricist Douglas Furber is most likely most widely known for co-writing “The Bells of St. Mary’s,” and experienced one of is own best successes posthumously having a revival of his display Me and My Lady. Furber was created Might 13, 1885, and produced his 1st headway into professional songwriting in tandem with Australian-born composer A. Emmett Adams. After conference in Southampton in 1914, both published “The Bells of St. Mary’s,” that was in the beginning rejected by posting companies but finished up a major strike within the U.S. in 1917. Following that, Furber continued to write strikes like “Lambeth Walk” (with Noel Homosexual), “Limehouse Blues” (1924, with Philip Braham), and “God Send You Back again to Me” (1925, another cooperation with Adams that sold more than a million copies of sheet music). Furthermore to writing tracks, Furber sang and acted in several Broadway revues over 1924-1925. In 1937, he and Noel Homosexual had written a musical humor known as Me and My Female, and in 1945, “The Bells of St. Mary’s” became popular yet again when Bing Crosby documented it because the name tune of his most recent film. Furber passed on in London on Feb 20, 1961; 27 years afterwards, Me and My Female opened up on Broadway with modified and up to date lyrics and reserve. It was popular, working from 1986-1989 and getting two nominations on the 1987 Tonys (for Greatest Score and Greatest Book).

Quick Facts


Full Name Douglas Furber
Date Of Birth May 13, 1885
Died February 20, 1961, London, United Kingdom
Profession Playwright, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Nationality British, English
Awards Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Mastercard Best New Musical
Nominations Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical
Movies When Knights Were Bold, That's a Good Girl, Soldiers of the King, The Sky's the Limit, So This Is London, The Lucky Number, Yes, Mr Brown, Lucky Girl, The Thirteenth Hour, Brewster's Millions, Come Out of the Pantry, Happy Ever After, Queen of Hearts, Oh Boy!, Lovers?, Night and Day, Toni, Confetti


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1 In 1987, was posthumously nominated for two Tony Awards for "Me and My Girl": as Best Score, his lyrics with music by Noel Gay, and other lyrics by L. Arthur Rose; and as Best Book (Musical), with Rose and current contributions made by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Army of Crime 2009 "LAMBETH WALK"
Lymelife 2008 writer: "Bells of St. Mary's"
New Tricks 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alex & Emma 2003 writer: "Limehouse Blues"
Sweet and Lowdown 1999 music: "Limehouse Blues" 1922
The Accompanist 1992 writer: "The Lambeth Walk" - as Furber
Lo Kolel Sherut 1991 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Alice 1990 writer: "Limehouse Blues" 1921
Goodfellas 1990 writer: "Bells of St. Mary's"
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk"
Série noire 1979 writer: "Le Lambeth walk"
Top club dimanche 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
De Mike Burstyn show 1978 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Pennies from Heaven 1978 TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode
Overlord 1975 writer: "The Lambeth Walk"
The Benny Hill Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
All Creatures Great and Small 1975 TV Movie lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk" - uncredited
The Godfather 1972 lyrics: "The Bells of St. Mary's" 1971
A Little of What You Fancy 1968 Documentary lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk"
Little Big Time 1968 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Showtime 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Star! 1968 lyrics: "Limehouse Blues"
The Longest Day 1962 lyrics: "Lambeth Walk" - uncredited
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall 1962 TV Special documentary writer: "History of Musical Comedy
The Key 1958 lyrics: "Lambeth Walk" - uncredited
Friarannonsen 1955 writer: "The Lambeth Walk" 1937 - uncredited
Everything I Have Is Yours 1952 lyrics: "Like Monday Follows Sunday"
Greven från gränden 1949 music: "THE LAMBETH WALK"
The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 lyrics: "The Bells of St. Mary's"
Ziegfeld Follies 1945 lyrics: "Limehouse Blues"
To Have and Have Not 1944 music: "Limehouse Blues" - uncredited
Swinging the Lambeth Walk 1940 Short lyrics: "Lambeth Walk"
Laugh It Off 1940 writer: "God Send You Back to Me"
Spare Time 1939 Documentary short lyrics: "The Bells of St. Mary's" - uncredited
Me and My Girl 1939 lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk", "Me and My Girl"
Herr husassistenten 1939 lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk" / writer: "The Lambeth Walk"
Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra 1938 Short lyrics: "Limehouse Blues" - uncredited
George Takes the Air 1938 lyrics: "The Bell's Of St Mary's" - uncredited
Good Morning, Boys 1937 lyrics: "The Flies Crawled Up the Window" - uncredited
Soft Lights and Sweet Music 1936 lyrics: "Limehouse Blues"
Stormy Weather 1935 writer: "Three Wishes" - uncredited
Radio Rhapsody 1935 Short lyrics: "Limehouse Blues" - uncredited
Brewster's Millions 1935 lyrics: "The Carranga", "I Think I Can", "One Good Tune Deserves Another", "Pull Down the Blind"
Turkey Time 1933 lyrics: "Irgendwo auf der Welt gibt's ein kleines bisschen Glück" - uncredited
Friday the Thirteenth 1933 lyrics: "Sweep" - uncredited
That's a Good Girl 1933 lyrics: "So Green", "Now That I've Found You" / writer: "The One I'm Looking For", "Sweet So and So", "Oo La La"
Falling for You 1933/I lyrics: "You Don't Understand", "Mrs. Bartholomew", "Sweep", "Why Has a Cow Got Four Legs" - uncredited
Yes, Mr. Brown 1933 lyrics: "Leave a Little for Me', "Yes, Mr. Brown", "If You Would Learn to Live"
The Good Companions 1933 lyrics: "Lucky for Me", "Three Wishes", "Let Me Give My Happiness to You" - uncredited
Night and Day 1932 lyrics: "The Flies Crawled Up The Window", "I Want To Cling To Ivy", "If You Are Out To Give A Party"
Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet 1930 Short lyrics: "The Fox Has Left His Lair" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Tonight 1980 TV Movie
Lorden från gränden 1967 TV Movie
Jij en ikke 1965 TV Movie
Greven från gränden 1949 play "Me and My Gal"
Me and My Girl 1939 TV Movie play
Me and My Girl 1939 play "Me and My Girl"
So This Is London 1939 screenplay
The Sky's the Limit 1938 writer
Oh Boy! 1938 story
Queen of Hearts 1936 additional dialogue
When Knights Were Bold 1936 dialogue and scenario
Come Out of the Pantry 1935
Brewster's Millions 1935 adaptation - uncredited
That's a Good Girl 1933 play / screenplay
Falling for You 1933/I screenplay
Yes, Mr. Brown 1933 screenplay
The Woman in Command 1933 story
The Lucky Number 1932 additional dialogue
A Blonde Dream 1932
The Maid of the Mountains 1932 adaptation
Money Means Nothing 1932 story
Night and Day 1932 story
Lucky Girl 1932 play "Mr. Abdullah"
The Vagabond Queen 1929 story
Toni 1928 script
Confetti 1928 idea & manuscript
The Thirteenth Hour 1927 screenplay / story
Lovers? 1927
The Gay Deceiver 1926 titles

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Herr husassistenten 1939 composer: additional music
The Good Companions 1933 lyricist: songs
Love on Wheels 1932 lyricist: songs
Elstree Calling 1930 lyricist

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