Home / Biography / Edward Eliscu

Edward Eliscu

Biography

Lyricist Edward Eliscu was a playwright, acting professional, and producer who have done Broadway and in Hollywood. Created in N.Con.C., in 1902, Eliscu researched at CCNY, after that worked as a acting professional on Broadway, showing up in such takes on as The Racquet and Quarantine. Like a playwright, Eliscu had written The Holdup Guy plus they Can’t ENABLE YOU TO GET Down and in addition had written humor sketches for such evaluations because the Third Little Display (1931). By this time around, he had obtained his first display, 1929’s Great Day time, which he co-wrote with composer Vincent Youmans and lyricist William Rose. Aside from the well-known title melody, this present also included the effective music “A LOT MORE THAN YOU UNDERSTAND” and “With out a Melody.” Brought western world by RKO, Eliscu composed music and lyrics for a small number of RKO movies: the very best and most unforgettable of the was Flying Right down to Rio (1933), which highlighted Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Then transferred to 20th Century-Fox, where, among various other tasks, he was primary scenarist for the Jane Withers movies. At General in the past due ’30s, he done such tasks as Charlie McCarthy, Detective, and Small Tough Men in Culture (both 1939). After functioning as composer and librettist from the Broadway revues Frederika (1937) and Meet up with the People (1940), Eliscu resolved down at Columbia, where he composed many “B” musicals and comedies and offered as manufacturer for the 1944 Ann Miller automobile Hey, First year. Eliscu also composed the screenplays for the movies The Homosexual Divorcee (1933), Out of nowhere (1947), and, his last credit, United Performers’ Three Husbands (1950). He was eventually blacklisted for his politics opinions; Eliscu do, however, continue steadily to function in movie theater and television. Being a lyricist, his best-known music were those found in Great Time, in addition to “Carioca” (1933) and “Damn the Torpedoes, Total Speed Forward” (1943). During the period of his profession, Eliscu collaborated numerous songwriters including Jay Gorney, Johnny Green, Gus Kahn, and Vernon Duke. Past due in existence, Eliscu was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity. Between 1968 and 1973, he offered as the chief executive from the American Guild of Writers & Composers.

Quick Facts


Full Name Edward Eliscu
Date Of Birth April 2, 1902
Died June 18, 1998, Newtown, Connecticut, United States
Profession Actor, Singer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Lyricist
Education City College of New York
Nationality American
Spouse Stella Bloch
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song
Movies Flying Down to Rio, Hit the Deck, Little Tough Guys in Society, Whoopee!, Alice in Wonderland, Three Husbands, Rockabye, Sis Hopkins, Little Miss Nobody, Isle of Missing Men, Music Is Magic, Diplomaniacs, High Tension, Out of the Blue, Paddy O'Day, Silk Hat Kid, Every Saturday Night, Knee Deep in Music, A Touch of Magic, The Gay Senorita


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.
2 He was educated at the City College of New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Originals 2015-2016 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie writer: "Carioca"
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show 2003 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Great Day" / writer: "Great Day"
Madame Satã 2002 writer: "Carioca"
Rue des plaisirs 2002 writer: "Carioca"
Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember 1997 Documentary lyrics: "Carioca"
Box of Moon Light 1996 writer: "Carioca" - as Edward Elisey
Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration 1995 Video short writer: "Without A Song"
The Night We Never Met 1993 writer: "More Than You Know"
Sinatra 1992 TV Mini-Series lyrics: "Without a Song"
Great Performances 1991 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 lyrics: "Great Day" 1929
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 writer: "More Than You Know"
Radio Days 1987 lyrics: "Carioca" 1933
The Boss' Wife 1986 "Carioca"
They All Laughed 1981 writer: "MORE THAN YOU KNOW"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "The Carioca"
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music 1980 TV Special lyrics: "Without A Song"
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 lyrics: "Carioca" - uncredited
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Funny Lady 1975 lyrics: "More Than You Know", " It's Gonna Be A Great Day" - uncredited
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1969 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Subject Was Roses 1968 writer: "Flying Down to Rio" - uncredited
The Producers 1967 writer: "Flying Down To Rio"
The Danny Kaye Show 1966 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music 1965 TV Special lyrics: "Without a Song" - uncredited
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1962 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1959 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Make Room for Daddy TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hit the Deck 1955 lyrics: "More Than You Know" 1929 - uncredited
To Paris with Love 1955 lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Frank Sinatra Show 1952 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'll See You in My Dreams 1951 lyrics: "Carioca" - uncredited
Encore 1951 lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited
Three Husbands 1950 lyrics: "Poor Chap"
Trio 1950 lyrics: "More Than You Know" - uncredited
The Gay Senorita 1945 writer: "Juarez and Lincoln"
Hot Rhythm 1944 lyrics: "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree" 1929 - uncredited / music: "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree" 1929 - uncredited
Hey, Rookie 1944 writer: "Streamlined Sheik", "You're Good for My Morale", "Hey Rookie"
The Heat's On 1943 lyrics: "I'm Just a Stranger in Town" 1943, "There Goes That Guitar" 1943, "The White Keys and the Black Keys" 1943, "They Looked So Pretty on the Envelope" 1943, "Hello, Mi Amigo" 1943
The More the Merrier 1943 lyrics: "The Torpedo Song" 1943
Paddy O'Day 1936 lyrics: "I Like a Balalaika", "Keep That Twinkle in Your Eye"
Cock o' the Walk 1935 Short lyrics: "Carioca"
Stingaree 1934 lyrics: "I Wish I Were a Fisherman" 1934, "Once You're Mine" 1934 - uncredited
Love Detectives 1934 Short lyrics: "I Thought I Wanted You"
Flying Down to Rio 1933 lyrics: "Music Makes Me" 1933, "Carioca" 1933, "Orchids in the Moonlight" 1933, "Flying Down to Rio" 1933 - uncredited
The Son of Kong 1933 lyrics: "The Runaway Blues" - uncredited
Blind Adventure 1933 lyrics: "My Imaginary Sweetheart" - uncredited
Professional Sweetheart 1933 lyrics: "My Imaginary Sweetheart" - uncredited
Diplomaniacs 1933 lyrics: "Ood-Gay Eye-bay" 1933, "Sing To Me" 1933, "On the Boulevard" 1933, "Sing to Me" 1933, "No More War" 1933 - uncredited
The Half Naked Truth 1932 lyrics: "O! Mister Carpenter" 1932 - uncredited
Rockabye 1932 writer: "Till the Real Thing Comes Along" - uncredited
Arsène Lupin 1932 lyrics: "When The Clock Is Striking Twelve" - uncredited
The Prodigal 1931 writer: "Without a Song"
Whoopee! 1930 lyrics: "I'll Still Belong to You" 1930 - uncredited
Follow Thru 1930 writer: "It Must Be You"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Touch of Magic 1961 Short
Three Husbands 1950 screenplay
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 1950 TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
Alice in Wonderland 1949 screenplay
Out of the Blue 1947 screenplay
The Gay Senorita 1945 story and screenplay
Hey, Rookie 1944 screenplay
Something to Shout About 1943 writer
Isle of Missing Men 1942 screenplay
Sis Hopkins 1941 screenplay
Charlie McCarthy, Detective 1939 screenplay
His Exciting Night 1938 writer
Little Tough Guys in Society 1938 story and screenplay
Top of the Town 1937 contributing writer - uncredited
High Tension 1936
Little Miss Nobody 1936
Every Saturday Night 1936
Paddy O'Day 1936
Music Is Magic 1935 screenplay
Silk Hat Kid 1935 screenplay
Love Detectives 1934 Short screen play
School for Romance 1934 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra 1992 TV Mini-Series composer - 4 episodes
Alice in Wonderland 1949 additional lyrics
Behind the Headlines 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Silver Streak 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited
Blind Date 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited
Stingaree 1934 music and lyrics by
Love Detectives 1934 Short lyrics: songs
Flying Down to Rio 1933 lyrics by
Professional Sweetheart 1933 lyrics: songs
Diplomaniacs 1933 music and lyrics by
Rockabye 1932 music and lyrics by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knee Deep in Music 1933 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hey, Rookie 1944 associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story 1987 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1935 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Flying Down to Rio (1933) · Vincent Youmans (music)
· Gus Kahn (lyrics)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have pictures. Sorry!

Check Also

Borah Bergman

Early in his career, it had been typical for jazz critics to compare the extraordinary …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *