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Jack Norworth

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b. 5 January 1879, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 1 Sept 1959, Laguna Seaside, California, USA. A songwriter, manufacturer, and all-round entertainer within the musical theater, Norworth began being a black-faced comedian, and spent many years in minstrel displays and vaudeville on the convert of the twentieth hundred years. In 1906, he made an appearance in Lew Areas’ complex vaudeville revue About City, and 2 yrs later joined up with contralto Nora Bayes – his second wife – within the Ziegfeld Follies Of 1908. They presented their most well-known composition, ‘Glimmer On Harvest Moon’, for the reason that display, and were collectively once again in Follies Of 1909, The Jolly Bachelors (1910), Small Miss Fix-It (1911), and Roly Poly (1912). In the first years of Globe Battle I Norworth is at London, where he starred in productions such as for example Hullo Tango (overtaking during the operate in 1914), Rosy Rapture-The Satisfaction Of the wonder Chorus and SEARCHING (both 1915), focusing on tongue-twisting numbers such as for example ‘Sister Susie’s Sewing T shirts For Troops’ (R.P. Weston-Herman Darewski) and ‘Which Change Is The Change, Miss, For Ipswich?’ (Darewski-F.W. Tag). He produced his last Broadway appearance in ASSORTED ITEMS (1917), which he also co-produced. Norworth’s additional compositions with Bayes included ‘Switch Off Your Light, Mr. Moon-Man’, ‘Nice You Fancying Me’, ‘I’m Sorry’, and ‘Youthful America’. He also had written the lyrics for composer Albert Von Tilzer’s greatly popular ‘Consider Me Out To The Ball Video game’, along with other numbers such as for example ‘Honey Boy’, ‘Smarty’, and ‘Great Evening, Caroline’. Norworth and Bayes’ most well-known song, ‘Glow On Harvest Moon’, was sung by Ruth Etting within the Ziegfeld Follies Of 1931, and it had been the title from the Norworth-Bayes 1944 film biography, which starred Ann Sheridan and Dennis Ruler. In 1948 Norworth was still reported to become active in advantage displays, in addition to owning a novelty store in California.

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Full Name Jack Norworth
Died September 1, 1959, Laguna Beach, California, United States
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Nora Bayes, Louise Dresser, Dorothy Adelphi
Parents Louisa H. Pearson, Theodore Christian Knauff
Music Songs Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon-Man, You Can't Get Away From It, The Further It Is From Tipperary, Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Movies Queen of the Night Clubs


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#Fact
1 Although he and Albert Van Tilzer wrote "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in 1908, neither man had ever been to a baseball game in person, nor did they go to one for another 32 and 20 years, respectively. On both occasions, they were honored as the composers of baseball's unofficial national anthem.
2 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
3 Although famous for writing "Shine On, Harvest Moon," his most popular song by far is "Take Me Out To the Ballgame," which he wrote in 1908. Only "Happy Birthday" and "The Star Spangled Banner" are sung more often.
4 With wife Nora Bayes, starred in stage shows and co-wrote songs. Most famous composition is "Shine On, Harvest Moon".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm 1985 Video short writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Mr. Belvedere 1985 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Riptide 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Waltons TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1977 lyrics - 1 episode, 1975
That's Entertainment! 1974 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 1908 - uncredited
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra 1973 TV Special documentary writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Petticoat Junction 1967-1968 TV Series lyrics - 3 episodes
Summer Sounds 1966 TV Movie documentary music: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
The Hollywood Palace 1966 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Judy Garland Show 1963 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show 1963 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lucy Show 1963 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bell Telephone Hour 1962 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hey, Jeannie! 1956 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Around the World Revue 1956 Short writer: "Shine on Harvest Moon"
I Love Lucy 1952-1955 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Name That Tune 1954 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Liberace Show 1954 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Kid from Left Field 1953 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
The Dennis Day Show 1953 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Winning Team 1952 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
Dagmar's Canteen 1952 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'll See You in My Dreams 1951 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1951 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Nancy Goes to Rio 1950 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
Look for the Silver Lining 1949 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1949 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
The Babe Ruth Story 1948 lyrics: "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" 1908 - uncredited
Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight 1948 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
Base Brawl 1948 Short lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
The Naughty Nineties 1945 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 1908 - uncredited
Shine on Harvest Moon 1944 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908, "How Can They Tell That I'm Irish?", "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 1908, "I've Got a Garden in Sweden" - uncredited
Meet John Doe 1941 lyrics: "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME" 1908 - uncredited
The Flying Deuces 1939 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Sidewalks of London 1938 writer: "Shine on Harvest Moon" - uncredited
A Slight Case of Murder 1938 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Ever Since Eve 1937 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Bring on the Girls 1937 Short writer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
Bengal Tiger 1936 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Tuned Out 1935 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
No Contest! 1934 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Death on the Diamond 1934 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 1908 - uncredited
The Song of Fame 1934 Short writer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon"
A Torch Tango 1934 Short writer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon"
Knee Deep in Music 1933 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
California Weather 1933 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
Along Came Ruth 1933 Short lyrics: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives 1933 Short lyrics: "Shine on, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Shine on Harvest Moon 1932 Short lyrics: "Shine On Harvest Moon"
The Heart of New York 1932 music: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Musical Moods 1931 Short writer: "Sine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited
The Naggers' Day of Rest 1931 Short performer: "Honey Boy", "The Man and the Monkey", "My Boy"
Fuller House 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Mozart in the Jungle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Sex Tape 2014 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
Call the Midwife 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vampyre Web 2013 TV Series 1 episode
42 2013 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
The Kings of Summer 2013 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Play Doll 2012 Short writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Parental Guidance 2012 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Transatlantic Coffee 2012 writer: "Shine on Harvest Moon"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lay the Favorite 2012 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Mad 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Zombie Nine 2010 Short writer: "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" - uncredited
Undercover Boss 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hung 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story 2010 Documentary writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cop Out 2010 writer: "Take Me Out To the Ball Game"
The Cleveland Show 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freddy's Return: A Nightmare Reborn 2009 Video lyrics: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
We Believe 2009 Documentary writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
The Perfect Game 2009 writer: "Take Me Out to The Ballgame"
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
Sugar 2008/I writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League III 2007 Video "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
How I Met Your Mother 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Inning Stretch 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Saturday Night Live 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benchwarmers 2006 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
American Dad! 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Game 6 2005 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 1908
Two and a Half Men 2004 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Nine Innings from Ground Zero 2004 TV Movie documentary writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Mr 3000 2004 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2004 lyrics - 1 episode, 1997
Kingdom Hospital 2004 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina 2003 Documentary lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" 1908
Down with Love 2003 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch 2002 Video lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Uncle Frank 2002 Documentary lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Frequency 2000 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1994
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary lyrics: "Take Me Out To the Ballgame", "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Apt Pupil 1998 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
Everybody Loves Raymond 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mob Queen 1998 lyrics: "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
The Angry Beavers 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends 1997 Video short writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Jam 1996 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
The Fan 1996 writer: "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father 1996 TV Movie writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
Ed 1996 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Freakazoid! 1995 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Animaniacs 1995 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Blue in the Face 1995 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
The Swan Princess 1994 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
The Scout 1994 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 9 episodes
Barney Live! In New York City 1994 Video lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - uncredited
Angels in the Outfield 1994 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Hear No Evil 1993 writer: "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME" - as Jerry Norworth
Beverly Hills, 90210 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A League of Their Own 1992 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
'Allo 'Allo! 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Johnsons 1992 writer: "Shine on Harvest Moon" - as Bayes-Norworth
Hook 1991 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
K2 1991 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Only the Lonely 1991 writer: "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME"
Designing Women 1991 TV Series 1 episode
My Blue Heaven 1990/I writer: "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" - as Jerry Norworth
Taking Care of Business 1990 writer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Shining Time Station 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Three Wishes 1989 Video short writer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Falcon Crest 1987 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Princess Bride 1987 writer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Off Beat 1986 lyrics: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Webster TV Series 1 episode, 1986 lyrics - 1 episode, 1983

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Southerner 1945 Dr. White
The Season's Greetings 1931 Short Jack Norworth
The Naggards Go Rooting 1931 Short Jack
The Naggers' Day of Rest 1931 Short Husband
The Nagger at Breakfast 1930 Short Husband
Odds and Ends 1929 Short
Queen of the Night Clubs 1929 Phil Parr
The Crooked Dagger 1919

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ed Sullivan Show 1952-1958 TV Series Himself
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
Texaco Star Theatre 1949-1951 TV Series Himself - Songwriter
Jack Norworth 1929 Short Himself

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