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Irving Kahal

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Broadway and Hollywood pop lyricist Irving Kahal experienced very much success through the past due 1920s and ’30s. Created in Pa in 1903, Kahal sang in vaudeville at a age, after that performed for awhile having a troupe led by Gus Edwards. It had been during this time period that Kahal fulfilled vaudevillian songwriter Sammy Fain. Through the mid-’20s on, the songwriting duo developed pop strikes for the stage and silver screen, with some self-employed successes aswell, including “Allow a Smile Become Your Umbrella” (1928), “Wedding ceremony Bells (Are SPLITTING UP That Aged Gang of Mine)” (1929), “You Brought a fresh Kind of Want to Me” (1930), “AFTER I Take My Sugars to Tea” (1931), “I COULD Fantasy, Can’t I?,” and “I’M GOING TO BE Viewing You” (1938). Their tracks were noticed in such film musicals because the Big Fish pond (1930), Footlight Parade (1933), and Harold Teenager (1934). After 17 years, the duo of Kahal and Fain finished with Irving Kahal’s loss of life in N.Con.C. in 1942.

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Full Name Irving Kahal
Died February 7, 1942, New York City, New York, United States
Movies Fashions of 1934, Mandalay, Footlight Parade, The Big Pond, What, No Men!


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1 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Changi 2001 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
EastEnders 2000 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Beyond the Mat 1999 Documentary writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Vengeance Unlimited 1999 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Bernadette Peters in Concert 1998 TV Movie lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" - uncredited
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1998 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Beavis and Butt-Head 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love To Me" 1930
The First Wives Club 1996 writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
Stealing Beauty 1996 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Golden Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Wedding Bells"
The Grass Harp 1995 writer: "YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME"
The Critic 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tales from the Far Side 1994 TV Short "I'll Be Seeing You"
A Simple Twist of Fate 1994 writer: "When I Take My Sugar To Tea"
Forrest Gump 1994 "Paramount Newsreel Music" 1930
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 lyrics: "The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful"
Sinatra 1992 TV Mini-Series lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
School Ties 1992 "When I Take My Sugar To Tea"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Shining Through 1992 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Howling VI: The Freaks 1991 Video lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Misery 1990 writer: "I'LL BE SEEING YOU"
Designing Women TV Series 1 episode, 1987 lyrics - 2 episodes, 1990
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1990 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" 1938
New York Stories 1989 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Crazy Moon 1987 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Children of a Lesser God 1986 "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
Swing Shift 1984 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Racing with the Moon 1984 as I. Kahal, "Just a Melody For a Memory"
Brusten himmel 1982 lyrics: "The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful"
Mr. Griffin and Me 1981 TV Movie lyrics: "I'll be Seeing You"
Raging Bull 1980 lyrics: "A New Kind of Love" 1930 / music: "A New Kind of Love" 1930
Bad Timing 1980 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Yanks 1979 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You"
All in the Family TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1978 lyrics - 1 episode, 1974
New York, New York 1977 lyrics: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" - uncredited
Carpenters Very First Television Special 1976 TV Special lyrics: "I Can Dream, Can't I?"
Baby Blue Marine 1976 "I'LL BE SEEING YOU"
The Front Page 1974 lyrics: "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine"
The Conversation 1974 lyrics: "When I Take My Sugar To Tea" 1931
A Summer Without Boys 1973 TV Movie writer: "I'll Be Seeing You" - as Fain & Kahal
The Naked Ape 1973 lyrics: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fuzz 1972 "I'll Be Seeing You"
The Lawrence Welk Show 1969 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary lyrics: "Spin a Little Web of Dreams" - uncredited
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare 1964 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall"
A New Kind of Love 1963 "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959-1963 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Glenn Miller Time TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1961 music - 1 episode, 1961
Make Room for Daddy 1958-1960 TV Series lyrics - 3 episodes
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956-1959 TV Series lyrics - 3 episodes
Peter Gunn 1959 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Liberace Show 1953-1954 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Trouble Along the Way 1953 lyrics: "When the Roll Is Called Alma Mater" - uncredited
She's Back on Broadway 1953 lyrics: "The Good Green Acres of Home" - uncredited
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1952 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Starlift 1951 lyrics: "The Good Green Acres of Home" - uncredited
Hotel Sahara 1951 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" - uncredited
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1951 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Mating Season 1951 lyrics: "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" - uncredited
The Pest That Came to Dinner 1948 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
Let's Sing a Song from the Movies 1948 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall"
Wigwam Whoopee 1948 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
The Unfinished Dance 1947 lyrics: "I Went Merrily Merrily on My Way" / music: "I Went Merrily Merrily on My Way"
No Leave, No Love 1946 lyrics: "Old Sad Eyes" - uncredited
I'll Be Seeing You 1944 "I'll Be Seeing You"
Calling All Girls 1942 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall"
The Singing Hill 1941 lyrics: "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella on a Rainy Day"
Goofy Groceries 1941 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
Little Blabbermouse 1940 Short lyrics: "Shake Your Powder Puff" - uncredited
Double or Nothing 1940 Short lyrics: "Now I'm a Lady" - uncredited
They Made Me a Criminal 1939 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1933 - uncredited
Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue 1938 Short "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful" 1936, uncredited
September in the Rain 1937 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
A Sunbonnet Blue 1937 Short lyrics: "A Sunbonnet Blue and a Yellow Straw Hat"
Double or Nothing 1937 lyrics: "Don't Look Now" - uncredited
Double Talk 1937 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
Don't Get Me Wrong 1937 lyrics: "By a Waterfall", "Sittin' on a Backyard Fence" - uncredited
Shake, Mr. Shakespeare 1936 Short lyrics: "Romeo, Where the Heck Are You?", "Friends, Romans and Countrymen" - uncredited
Rhythmitis 1936 Short lyrics: "As I Swing Along", "Top Hat on the Moon" - uncredited
Bingo Crosbyana 1936 Short lyrics: "Bingo Crosbyana" 1936 - uncredited
I'm Much Obliged 1936 Short lyrics: "Oh, How We Wish That We Could Dance", "Merrily Bound for Nowhere" - uncredited
Love at Sea 1936 writer: "My Heart Jumped Over The Moon" - uncredited
College Dads 1936 Short writer: "Sliding on the Ice", "Collegietta" - uncredited
Wash Your Step 1936 Short lyrics: "Edison, Marconi and Complex" - uncredited
Between the Lines 1936 Short lyrics: "Caroline in Crinoline", "Get Hot, Suzanna" - uncredited
Katz' Pajamas 1935 Short lyrics: "Why Go to Paree?" - uncredited
Roof Tops of Manhattan 1935 Short lyrics: "With a Roof Under Your Feet" 1935 - uncredited
By Request 1935 Short lyrics: "Ev'ry Day" - uncredited
Reg'lar Kids 1935 Short lyrics: "Hey! Sailor" - uncredited
Johnny Green & His Orchestra 1935 Short lyrics: "Ev'ry Day" - uncredited
Tickets, Please 1935 Short lyrics: "Do It for the Girl You Love", "The Boys Who Made the Nineties Gay" - uncredited
On the Wagon 1935 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
Goin' to Town 1935 lyrics: "HE'S A BAD MAN", "NOW I'M A LADY", "LOVE IS LOVE"
'G' Men 1935 lyrics: "You Bother Me an Awful Lot" 1935 - uncredited
The Case of the Curious Bride 1935 lyrics: "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" - uncredited
Traveling Saleslady 1935 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1933 - uncredited
Guess Stars 1935 Short writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" - uncredited
Sweet Music 1935 lyrics: "Ev'ry Day", "The Good Green Acres of Home", "Selzer's Cigars", "There's a Diff'rent You in Your Heart" - uncredited
Maybe It's Love 1935 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1933 - uncredited
Show Kids 1935 Short lyrics: "Collegiate Wedding" - uncredited
What, No Men? 1935 Short lyrics: "Scientific Gentlemen", "My Journey's End", "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" - uncredited
Flirtation Walk 1934 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1933 - uncredited
Gentlemen Are Born 1934 lyrics: "When the Roll Is Called, Alma Mater", "Beauty Must Be Loved" - uncredited
Shake Your Powder Puff 1934 Short lyrics: "Shake Your Powder Puff" - uncredited
Happiness Ahead 1934 lyrics: "Beauty Must Be Loved" 1934 - uncredited
Desirable 1934 lyrics: "Desirable" 1934 - uncredited
Dames 1934 lyrics: "When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye" 1934 - uncredited
The Stolen Melody 1934 Short lyrics: "Lonely Lane" - uncredited
How Do I Know It's Sunday 1934 Short lyrics: "How Do I Know It's Sunday?", "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
Strictly Dynamite 1934 lyrics: "Money in My Clothes" 1934 - uncredited
Morocco Nights 1934 Short lyrics: "Taking Satan for a Ride", "I Need You", "I Love to Paint Mustaches on Photographs" - uncredited
Upperworld 1934 lyrics: "Shake Your Powder Puff" - uncredited
A Very Honorable Guy 1934 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1930 - uncredited
Buddy's Adventures 1934 Short lyrics: "Hey! Sailor" 1934 - uncredited
Harold Teen 1934 lyrics: "How Do I Know It's Sunday?", "Simple and Sweet", "Farewell Covina", "Collegiate Wedding", "Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar" - uncredited
Registered Nurse 1934 lyrics: "The Goldfish Song" - uncredited
Hollywood Newsreel 1934 Short lyrics: "How Do I Know It's Sunday?", "Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar", "Simple and Sweet" - uncredited / performer: "How Do I Know It's Sunday?" - uncredited
Honeymoon Hotel 1934 Short lyrics: "Ah! The Moon Is Here" 1933
Fashions of 1934 1934 lyrics: "Spin a Little Web of Dreams" 1934, "Broken Melody" 1934 - uncredited
Mandalay 1934 lyrics: "When Tomorrow Comes" - uncredited
Not Tonight, Josephine 1934 Short lyrics: "Beautiful Opposite Sex" - uncredited
Pettin' in the Park 1934 Short lyrics: "Ah! The Moon Is Here" 1933 - uncredited
Easy to Love 1934 lyrics: "Easy to Love" 1933 - uncredited
Radio Scout 1934 Short lyrics: "By a Waterfall" - uncredited
The Road Is Open Again 1933 Short lyrics: "The Road Is Open Again" - uncredited
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence 1933 Short lyrics: "Sittin' on a Backyard Fence"
Girl Trouble 1933/II Short writer: "I Need You", "London Bridge Is Falling Down", "Tell Your Boy Friend to Find a New Girl Friend" - as Kahal
College Coach 1933 lyrics: "Men of Calvert" 1933, "Lonely Lane" 1933 - uncredited
Footlight Parade 1933 lyrics: "By a Waterfall" 1933, "Ah! The Moon Is Here" 1933, "One Step Ahead of My Shadow" 1933, "Sittin' on a Back Yard Fence" 1933 - uncredited
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #7 1933 Short lyrics: "I May Never Pass Your Way Again" - uncredited
One Step Ahead of My Shadow 1933 Short lyrics: "One Step Ahead of My Shadow" - uncredited
Three's a Crowd 1932 Short lyrics: "Three's a Crowd"
Bosko's Dizzy Date 1932 Short lyrics: " We've Got To Put that Sun Back in the Sky"
Tip Tap Toe 1932 Short lyrics: "Three's a Crowd" - uncredited
Blessed Event 1932 lyrics: "How Can You Say No When All the World Is Saying Yes?" 1932 - uncredited
Crooner 1932 lyrics: "Three's a Crowd" - uncredited
Moonlight for Two 1932 Short lyrics: "Moonlight for Two" 1932 - uncredited
Dream House 1932 Short lyrics: "When I Take My Sugar to Tea"
Monkey Business 1931 writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" 1930, "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" 1931 - uncredited
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1931 Short writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" - uncredited
The Happiness Remedy 1931 Short lyrics: "Homemade Sunshine" - uncredited
Follow the Leader 1930 lyrics: "Satan's Holiday" - uncredited
Laughter 1930 "Little Did I Know"
Dangerous Nan McGrew 1930 writer: "Once a Gypsy Told Me You Were Mine" - uncredited
With Byrd at the South Pole 1930 Documentary lyrics: "Back Home" - uncredited
The Big Pond 1930 writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me", "Mia Cara"
Young Man of Manhattan 1930 "I've Got 'It' But 'It' Don't Do Me No Good", "I'll Bob Up With The Bob-O-Link", "Good 'N' Plenty", "If You Can Just Forgive and Forget", uncredited
It's a Great Life 1929 lyrics: "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella on a Rainy Day" - uncredited
The Fatal Forceps 1929 Short writer: "If I Give Up the Saxophone"
Don't Get Nervous 1929 Short lyrics: "Sweetheart's Holiday" - uncredited
A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic 1929 Short writer: "If I Give Up the Saxophone"
Romance of the Underworld 1928 writer: "Judy"
I Thank You 1928 Short lyrics: "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella on a Rainy Day" - uncredited
Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors 1928 Short lyrics: "There's Something About a Rose" - uncredited
The Morrissey & Miller Night Club Revue 1928 Short lyrics: "It Was Only a Sun Shower" - uncredited
The Secret Hour 1928 lyrics: "The Beggar"
The Night Court 1927 Short lyrics: "I Ain't That Kind of a Baby" - uncredited
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Masters of Sex 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Since I Don't Have You 2013 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Call the Midwife 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Gin & Dry 2010 Short lyrics: "I'll be seeing you"
Eureka TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 lyrics - 1 episode, 2010
Moonlight Serenade 2009 Video writer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
Army Wives 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Land Girls 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Hangover 2009 writer: "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine", "Wedding Bells Are Breaking up That Old Gang of Mine"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary lyrics: "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "The Road Is Open Again" - uncredited
Mad Men 2007 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Slipstream 2007 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
We Own the Night 2007 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Midsomer Murders 2006 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Cinderella Man 2005 writer: "Put That Sun Back in the Sky" 1932
The Aviator 2004 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" 1944
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 writer: "I Haven't Told Her & She Hasn't Told Me"
The Notebook 2004 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" 1937
The Guerrilla Masquerade Party 2004 Documentary short writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
Bright Young Things 2003 lyrics: "By A Waterfall"
Complicated Women 2003 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Spin a Little Web of Dreams", "By a Waterfall"
Children on Their Birthdays 2002 writer: "I'll Be Seeing You"
The Good Girl 2002 lyrics: "I'll Be Seeing You" 1944

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Calling All Girls 1942 Short lyrics
Shake, Mr. Shakespeare 1936 Short special songs
Rhythmitis 1936 Short lyricist: songs
Wash Your Step 1936 Short lyricist: original songs
Roof Tops of Manhattan 1935 Short special music and lyrics
Gentlemen Are Born 1934 lyricist: songs
Happiness Ahead 1934 music & lyrics by
Dames 1934 music & lyrics by - as Kahal
Strictly Dynamite 1934 music and lyrics by
Fashions of 1934 1934 music & lyrics by
The Road Is Open Again 1933 Short lyrics
Footlight Parade 1933 music and lyrics by
Young Man of Manhattan 1930 songs by - as Kahal
The Victoria Girls 1928 Short composer: song "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Newsreel 1934 Short Himself (uncredited)

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