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Jack Lawrence

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Jack port Lawrence contributed lyrics (and occasionally music) to many of the very most private ballad standards from the 1940s, including “EASILY Didn’t Treatment,” “Tenderly,” “All or Almost nothing,” and “Beyond the ocean.” Given birth to in Brooklyn in 1912, he obtained his first achievement at age 20 with “Play, Fiddle, Play.” Though few strikes had been forthcoming, he continuing composing and relocated to Hollywood in the past due ’30s to focus on Westerns and musicals for Republic Photos. After the Printer ink Spots required his “EASILY Didn’t Treatment” towards the strike parade, he assumed much larger leverage along with his profession. By 1943, “All or Almost nothing” became his second smash strike (though he’d made up it a lot more than three years previously) once the Harry Wayne Orchestra with Frank Sinatra required it to the very best of the graphs. That same 12 months, Lawrence published another regular, “Tenderly,” though it didn’t recognition before mid-’50s. Lawrence, also known for his solid vocal skill, performed on many radio displays.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Lawrence
Died March 16, 2009, Redding, Connecticut, United States
Profession Singer, Bassist
Nationality American
Parents Barney Schwartz, Fanny Goldman Schwartz
Music Groups The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The Greenhornes, Blanche
Music Songs Main Title, Fantasmic!, Georgie, I Had a Ball, I'll Hate Myself In The Morning, Until Tomorrow, Needles And Pins, Molly Malone, Play, Fiddle, Play, Never Smile at a Crocodile, Você é o meu príncipe azul, You Are My Sunshine, Dornröschen: Ich kenn' dich, Traum-Walzer, The Fantasyland Darkride Suite, Tears, Steps in Time Finale, Rockin' Chair, Tenderly, Any Little Girl That's A Nice Little Girl, That Old Feeling, Manhattan
Albums Dodge and Burn, Sea of Cowards, Horehound, Consolers of the Lonely, Broken Boy Soldiers, Sewed Soles, Gun for You, If We Can't Trust the Doctors...
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song


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#Fact
1 One day in the late 1930s, he was sitting on a park bench in New York, and overheard a nearby couple arguing. The girl said, "You don't care about me", and the boy responded, "If I didn't care...", then gave her a list of reasons to trust him. Lawrence was inspired to write the words and music for "If I Didn't Care", which became the first hit song for the The Ink Spots.
2 After the war, he went to Hollywood and became a successful songwriter. He wrote the lyrics for "All or Nothing at All", "Tenderly", and "Hold My Hand".
3 During WWII, he served in the Coast Guard and the merchant marine.
4 He went to podiatry school to please his parents. He graduated the same year that his first published song became a hit -- "Play, Fiddle, Play".
5 Michael Feinstein, a friend, wrote the foreword to Lawrence's 2004 memoir "They All Sang My Songs".
6 Lawrence's wrote the song "Linda," for his lawyer's young daughter, Linda Eastman, who would later marry Paul McCartney. Wrote the lyrics for "Beyond the Sea".
7 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rules Don't Apply 2016 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Disney Magic Kingdom 2016 Video Game writer: "Once a Upon a Dream"
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill 2016 TV Movie writer: "Foolin' Myself" - as Lawrence
Call the Midwife 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vai que Cola 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Le mirage 2015 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Anesthesia 2015 writer: "Tenderly"
The Blacklist 2015 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Daily Ukulele 2014 TV Series short lyrics - 1 episode
Maleficent 2014 writer: "Once Upon a Dream"
Small Time 2014 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Fleming 2014 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The Pirate Fairy 2014 Video writer: "Never Smile At A Crocodile"
Boom Town 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Magic City 2012-2013 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Defiance 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cottage Country 2013 writer: "If I Didn't Care"
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks 2013 Documentary "If I Didn't Care"
Vegas 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hyde Park on Hudson 2012 writer: "If I Didn't Care"
Kurier Romy 2012 2012 TV Movie lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
The House I Live In 2012 Documentary writer: "IF I DIDN'T CARE"
Reiff für die Insel - Neubeginn 2011 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Kinect Disneyland Adventures 2011 Video Game writer: "Once Upon a Dream" 1958
La fille du puisatier 2011 "Foolin' Myself"
The Simpsons 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 writer: "Heads Up"
Get Low 2009 writer: "If I Didn't Care" 1939
Top Gear 2008 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 writer: "If I Didn't Care"
Tough Baby: Torch Song 2008 Video documentary short writer: "Tenderly"
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer 2007 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Rogue 2007 writer: "Never Smile at a Crocodile"
Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 2007 Video lyrics: "Tenderly" - uncredited
BioShock 2007 Video Game "If I Didn't Care" / lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Crazy Love 2007/I Documentary writer: "Linda"
Because I Said So 2007 writer: "Yes, My Darling Daughter"
Clatterford 2006 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Celtic Woman: A New Journey 2006 TV Movie lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Best of Country Live! 2006 Video lyrics: "Poor People of Paris" La Goualante du Pauvre Jean
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2006 writer: "Tenderly"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beyond the Sea 2004 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual 2004 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Joan of Arcadia 2003 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Matchstick Men 2003 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
The Human Stain 2003 lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon" 1940
Finding Nemo 2003 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
American Dreams 2002 TV Series lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Pop Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night with Robbie Williams 2001 TV Special documentary lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Festival in Cannes 2001 writer: "Passing By"
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 lyrics: "Sunrise Serenade"
My First Mister 2001 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Return to Me 2000 writer: "Tenderly"
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
You've Got Mail 1998 writer: "Never Smile At A Crocodile"
The Rat Pack 1998 TV Movie writer: "All or nothing at all"
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Wet Wet Wet Playing Away at Home: Live at Celtic Park Glasgow 1997 Video documentary lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
The Visitor 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 writer: "Tenderly"
Cop Land 1997 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Walt Disney World Explorer 1996 Video Game writer: "Once Upon a Dream"
The Evening Star 1996 writer: "Beyond the Sea"
The Proprietor 1996 writer: "If I Didn't Care"
Stealing Beauty 1996 writer: "TENDERLY"
A Month by the Lake 1995 lyrics: "Tuli-Tulip Time"
Apollo 13 1995 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary lyrics: "Once Upon a Dream" 1959 - uncredited / music: "Once Upon a Dream" 1959 - uncredited
Today 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1994 lyrics - 1 episode, 1993
The Shawshank Redemption 1994 "If I Didn't Care"
Clean Slate 1994 lyrics: "WITH THE WIND AND RAIN IN YOUR HAIR"
The X-Files 1994 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Vale Abraão 1993 writer: "Tenderly"
Amos & Andrew 1993 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Sinatra 1992 TV Mini-Series lyrics: "All or Nothing at All"
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song 1992 Video documentary writer: "Once Upon a Dream"
La Vie de Bohème 1992 lyrics: "Chantez pour moi violons"
Father of the Bride 1991 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 writer: "What Will I Tell My Heart" - as Lawrence
Flirting 1991 writer: "Sleepy Lagoon" - as Lawrence
Scenes from a Mall 1991 writer: "Tenderly"
Havana 1990/I lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Love Hurts 1990 performer: "TENDERLY" / writer: "TENDERLY"
Goodfellas 1990 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Men Don't Leave 1990 writer: "IF I DIDN'T CARE"
In Too Deep 1990 "TENDERLY"
Black Rain 1989 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Sea of Love 1989 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event 1989 TV Special documentary lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" - uncredited
Tequila Sunrise 1988 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Rocket Gibraltar 1988 writer: "Foolin' Myself"
Aloha Summer 1988 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
School Daze 1988 writer: "If I Didn't Care"
Frank's Place 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Days 1987 lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" 1940 / writer: "If I Didn't Care" 1939
Women of Valor 1986 TV Movie lyrics: "Sunrise Serenade" / writer: "Sunrise Serenade"
Crime Story 1986 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
DTV Valentine 1986 TV Movie writer: "Once Upon a Dream"
Webster 1986 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Diner 1982 lyrics: "Beyond the Sea"
Missing 1982 writer: "ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL" 1940
Sinatra: Concert for the Americas 1982 Video lyrics: "All Or Nothing At All" - uncredited
Sanford 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raging Bull 1980 lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" 1940
Fedora 1978 lyrics: "Tenderly" - uncredited
Sinatra and Friends 1977 TV Special lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" - uncredited
Sanford and Son 1973-1976 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Muppet Show 1976 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rhoda TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1975 music - 1 episode, 1975
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1973 TV Series 1 episode
A Safe Place 1971 writer: "Passing By'
Gomer Pyle: USMC 1966 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Shindig! TV Series music - 1 episode, 1965 lyrics - 1 episode, 1964
Satan in High Heels 1962 "I Would If I Could", "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
Glenn Miller Time 1961 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall TV Series 1 episode, 1954 writer - 1 episode, 1960 lyrics - 1 episode, 1959
Sleeping Beauty 1959 lyrics: "Once Upon a Dream" 1958 - uncredited / music: "Once Upon a Dream" 1958 - uncredited
She Gods of Shark Reef 1958 writer: "Nearer My Love to You"
The Tender Game 1958 Short writer: "Tenderly"
The Lux Show 1957 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Voice of Firestone 1956 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Rosemary Clooney Show 1956 TV Series lyrics: "Tenderly"
Grand Ole Opry 1956 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955 TV Special writer: "Hold My Hand"
Susan Slept Here 1954 lyrics: "Hold My Hand" / writer: "Susan Slept Here" - uncredited
The Bob Hope Show 1954 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Torch Song 1953 music: "Tenderly"
Little Boy Lost 1953 lyrics: "Mon Coeur est un Violin"
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The I Don't Care Girl 1953 writer: "The Johnson Rag" - uncredited
Teresa Brewer and the Firehouse Five Plus Two 1951 Short lyrics: "Johnson Rag" - uncredited
The Spider and the Fly 1949 writer: "Symphony" - uncredited
Texaco Star Theatre 1949 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Killer Diller 1948 lyrics: "If I didn't Care" / music: "If I didn't Care"
Musical Merry-Go-Round #3 1948 Short writer: "Linda"
Little 'Tinker 1948 Short lyrics: "All or Nothing"
Community Sing 9651: Heartaches 1947 Short writer: "Linda"
Swing the Western Way 1947 writer: "Chopsticks"
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami 1947 "My Bel Ami"
The Bachelor's Daughters 1946 writer: "Twilight Song"
One Exciting Week 1946 lyrics: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!" / music: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!"
Den allvarsamma leken 1945 lyrics: "Yes, My Darling Daughter" / writer: "Yes, My Darling Daughter"
A Thousand and One Nights 1945 lyrics: "All or Nothing at All" 1940 - uncredited
Dreaming 1944 writer: "All or Nothing At All" - uncredited
Moonlight and Cactus 1944 writer: "Heave Ho"
Artistry in Rhythm 1944 Short writer: "I'm Going Mad for a Pad"
This Is the Life 1944 lyrics: "All or Nothing At All" - uncredited
Week-End Pass 1944 writer: "All or Nothing at All"
The United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Band 1944 Short writer: "Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!" - uncredited
Doughboys in Ireland 1943 lyrics: "All Or Nothing At All" - uncredited
Sleepy Lagoon 1943 lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon"
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 lyrics: "Sleepy Lagoon" 1940
The Big Store 1941 writer: "Yes, My Darling Daughter" 1939 - uncredited
The Great American Broadcast 1941 writer: "If I Didn't Care" - uncredited
The Lady Eve 1941 music: "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" 1940 - uncredited
Hullabaloo 1940 writer: "A Handful of Stars" 1940 - uncredited
The Quarterback 1940 writer: "Sentimental Me"
Romance in Rhythm 1940 Short writer: "Chopsticks" - uncredited
Man from Music Mountain 1938 writer: "The Man From Music Mountain" - uncredited
Romance on the Run 1938 writer: "Are You a Dreamer?" - uncredited
Under Western Stars 1938 writer: "Send My Mail to the County Jail", "When a Cowboy Sings a Song", "Back to the Backwoods"
Outside of Paradise 1938 writer: "Outside of Paradise", "Sweet Irish Sweetheart of Mine", "Shenanigans"
The Old Barn Dance 1938 writer: "Ten Little Miles" 1938, "At the Old Barn Dance" 1938 - uncredited
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1937 lyrics: "Have You Ever Been to Heaven", "I Owe You", "All Over Nothing at All" - uncredited / writer: "It's Round Up Time in Reno" - uncredited
Starlets 1937 Short writer: "Big Boy Blue" - uncredited
Love Under Fire 1937 lyrics: "The Language of Love"
Harry Horlick and His Gypsies 1935 Short lyrics: "My Gypsy Rhapsody" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Old Barn Dance 1938 songs by

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1959 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television Sleeping Beauty (1959) · George Bruns (Music Adapter; Orchestral Score)
· Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ("Sleeping Beauty Ballet")
· Tom Adair (Lyrics)
· Winston Hibler (Lyrics; only for "I Wonder")
· Ted Sears (Lyrics; only for "I Wonder")
· Sammy Fain (Music and Lyrics; only for "Once Upon a Dream")
· Erdman Penner (Lyrics)
· Mary Costa (Performer)
· Bill Shirley (Performer)
1955 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Susan Slept Here (1954) · Richard Myers


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