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Fred Wise


b. 27 Might 1915, NEW YORK, NY, USA, d. 18 January 1966, NEW YORK, NY, USA. A generally collaborative songwriter Smart published for 40s movies, including I’m Simply Interested (1944), Snap Content (1945) and On An Isle ALONG WITH YOU (1948). The second option featured ‘Nightingale’, made up with co-writers Xavier Cugat and George Rosner. Smart required co-credit with Friend Kaye and Sidney Lippman for ‘A?You’re Adorable’, a 1948 track recorded by Perry Como. Among 50s and early 60s movies in which Smart’s songs had been sung are Ruler Creole (1958, ‘Crawfish’), Crazy In THE UNITED STATES (1961, ‘I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell’ and ‘In My Method’), Stick to That Fantasy (1962, the name tune, with music by Ben Wiesman), Child Galahad (1962, ‘This Can be Living’, ‘Operating The Rainbow’ and ‘I Got Lucky’), Fun In Acapulco and Kissin’ Cousins (both 1963). For the last mentioned, Smart collaborated with Randy Starr for the starting credits tune, ‘Kissin’ Cousins’, which produced the very best 20 graphs through Elvis Presley’s saving. (The similarly entitled closing credits tune was by others.) Many of the foregoing movies starred Presley and in the middle-60s, Smart wrote a number of the music for the superstar’s Roustabout (1964), Heaven – Hawaiian Design and Spinout (both 1966; UK name for the last mentioned California Vacation). With Weisman, Kay Twomey and Bert Kaempfert, Smart had written the English-language version of ‘Wooden Heart’, sung by Presley in G.We. Blues (1960). Among various other songs Smart co-wrote which were documented by Presley are ‘Popularity And Lot of money’, ‘Summertime Kisses, Wintertime Tears’ and ‘Nearly Always Accurate’, the last mentioned modified from a spanish tune by Joseph Saucier. Another international song that Smart helped Sidney Keith Russell and Milton Leeds adjust was Nicholas Roubanis’ 1941 transcription of the Greek folk tune ‘Misirlou’. A 1927 documenting of this tune by Greek vocalist Michalis Patrinos provides resulted in his sometimes getting acknowledged as co-composer. This tune proved to extremely popular and was documented by a large number of performers, specifically during pop’s browsing stage, and was utilized extensively through the 2004 Olympic Video games in Athens. The Beatles documented a song Smart had written with Weisman and Twomey, ‘Lend Me Your Comb’. Long after Smart’s loss of life his tune ‘Pocketful Of Rainbows’ was found in Jerry Maguire (1996), while Dick Dale And His Del-Tones’ edition of ‘Misirlou’ was noticed in Pulp Fiction (1994).

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Full Name Fred Wise
Date Of Birth May 27, 1915
Died January 18, 1966, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Lyricist

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The Simpsons 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flirting with Disaster 1996 writer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
Eastern Championship Wrestling 1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Se7en 1995 writer: "In the Beginning"
Kidsongs: Baby Animal Songs 1995 Video short lyrics: "'A' You're Adorable" - uncredited
Pulp Fiction 1994 writer: "Misirlou"
School Ties 1992 "Let Me Go Lover"
Canary Brothers of Tondo 1992 writer: "I Won't Cry Anymore"
Until the End of the World 1991 writer: "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears"
Breaking In 1989 "'A'-You're Adorable"
Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show 1984-1986 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Outsiders 1983 writer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
This Is Elvis 1981 writer: "As Long As I Have You", "Rock-A-Hula Baby" - uncredited
The Story of Elvis Presley 1977 Documentary writer: "Fame and Fortune"
The Benny Hill Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stay Away, Joe 1968 writer: "All I Needed Was the Rain" - uncredited
Peggio per me... meglio per te 1967 writer: "Wooden Heart" - as Weise
Spinout 1966 writer: "Adam and Evil" - uncredited
Paradise, Hawaiian Style 1966 writer: "Datin'"
Frankie and Johnny 1966 writer: "Look Out Broadway" - uncredited
Tickle Me 1965 writer: "It Feels So Right", "Put the Blame on Me"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roustabout 1964 writer: "Carny Town"
Viva Las Vegas 1964 writer: "The Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas" - uncredited
Kissin' Cousins 1964 writer: "Kissin' Cousins" - uncredited
Fun in Acapulco 1963 writer: "There's No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car"
It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 writer: "Beyond the Bend" - uncredited
Kid Galahad 1962 writer: "This Is Living", "Riding the Rainbow", "I Got Lucky"
Follow That Dream 1962 "Follow That Dream"
Blue Hawaii 1961 writer: "Almost Always True", "Rock-a-Hula Baby"
Wild in the Country 1961 writer: "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell", "In My Way" - uncredited
G.I. Blues 1960 writer: "Wooden Heart", "Pocketful Of Rainbows"
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley 1960 TV Special writer: "Fame and Fortune"
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1958 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
King Creole 1958 writer: "Crawfish", "Don't Ask Me Why", "As Long As I Have You"
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maverick 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gene Autry Show 1953-1955 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ten Years Ago Today 1949 TV Movie documentary writer: "'A' You're Adorable"
Eggs Don't Bounce 1944 Short lyrics: "Little Lulu Theme" / music: "Little Lulu Theme"
Follies Girl 1943 writer: "Thoity Poiple Boids", "Fascination", "I Knew Your Father, Son"
Clyde Lucas and His Orchestra 1939 Short writer: "The Whistling Cowboy"
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie writer: "Misirlou"
Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street 2014 Short writer: "It Feels So Right"
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Timeshift 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Limitless 2011/I writer: "Lonely Blue Boy"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Special Relationship 2010 TV Movie writer: "Lonely Blue Boy"
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs 2009 Video documentary writer: "As Long As I Have You"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances 2007 Video writer: "Wooden Heart", "Rock-a-Hula Baby"
Willkommen Österreich 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Love 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 Documentary writer: "Crawfish"
A Very British Gangster 2007 Documentary as Wise, "Misirlou"
Le concile de pierre 2006 writer: "Let Me Go Lover"
Kupetzky 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: The Last 24 Hours 2005 TV Movie writer: "Fame and Fortune"
The Five People You Meet in Heaven 2004 TV Movie writer: "Pocketful of Rainbows" - as F. Wise
Elvis Has Left the Building 2004 writer: "Follow That Dream"
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers 2004 Video writer: "A - You're Adorable"
25 Years of Skinnamarink 2004 TV Movie writer: "'A' You're Adorable"
Riding Giants 2004 Documentary writer: "Misirlou"
7th Heaven 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Punch-Drunk Love 2002 writer: "Danny Lonely Blue Boy"
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 2002 Video documentary writer: "Follow That Dream", "Kissin' Cousins"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary writer: "Rock-a-Hula Baby", "Misirlou"
Making of: Taxi 2000 Video documentary short writer: "Misirlou"
Taxi 1998/I "Misirlou"
The Big One 1997 Documentary writer: "Misirlou" 1946
Weapons of Mass Distraction 1997 TV Movie writer: "A - YOU'RE ADORABLE"
Fully Booked 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jerry Maguire 1996 writer: "Pocketful of Rainbows"
Space Jam 1996 writer: "Misirlou"

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