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Jerome Kern

Biography

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is arguably the daddy modern American music movie theater. Born in NY of German traditions, he attended the brand new York University of Music and begun to break right into Broadway movie theater during the initial 10 years of the hundred years by having tracks of his interpolated into displays. An Anglophile and friend of P.G. Wodehouse, Kern have scored his initial success with tracks inserted in to the Young lady from Utah, a United kingdom transfer, in 1914, like the ballad “They Didn’t TRUST ME.” Breaking from the Western european style of waltz music, Kern demonstrated adept at adapting contempoarary dance music into his tracks in addition to producing refined, inventive ballads. He collaborated with Man Bolton and, afterwards, Wodehouse on some shows presented on the Princess Movie theater in the center of the 10 years, notably EXCELLENT Eddie, and continuing to rating successes in to the ’20s. But Kern actually entered the annals books with Present Boat (1927), the very first really contemporary American musical, with a built-in tale and such unforgettable tunes as “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Like a lot of his contemporaries, Kern divided his time taken between Broadway and Hollywood within the ’30s, after audio came into the films, and his film strikes included the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film Golf swing Period, with such tunes as “AN EXCELLENT Love” and “HOW YOU Appear Tonight” (with lyrics by Dorothy Areas). Kern worked well continuously — he published or added to 37 displays during his profession — and was starting focus on Annie GET THE Weapon when he passed away all of a sudden in 1945. He left out among the richest catalogs of display music ever sold.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerome Kern
Died November 11, 1945, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Film Score Composer
Education Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Nationality American
Spouse Eva Leale
Children Elizabeth Kern
Parents Fannie Kakeles Kern, Henry Kern
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Trustees Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Music Songs All the Things You Are, The Song Is You, Yesterdays, The Last Time I Saw Paris, They Didn't Believe Me, I Won't Dance, I've Told Ev'ry Little Star, The Folks Who Live on the Hill, You Couldn't Be Cuter, Remind Me, She Didn't Say Yes, Nobody Else But Me, The Land Where the Good Songs Go, Life Upon the Wicked Stage, Dearly Beloved, How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?, Cotton Blossom, All Through the Day, Cleopatterer, Some Sort Of Somebody, An Old Fashioned Wife, Have a Heart, Babes In The Wood, Sure Thing, Till Good Luck Comes My Way, You're Devastating, The Girl From Utah, Cinderella Sue, You're Here And I'm Here, Where's the Mate for Me?, Oh, Lady! Lady!, Every Little Star
Albums Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Jerome Kern Treasury (London Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta Chorus feat. conductor John McGlinn), The Sound of the Movies, Vol.15 (Irving Berlin), Jazz and Hot Dance in Spain, Brigadoon / Lovely to Look At, Jerome Kern In London: 1914 - 23 Volume 1, Show Boat (1971 London revival cast), Life Upon the Wicked Stage, Roberta, Centennial Summer, The Music of Jerome Kern, Show Boat / Annie Get Your Gun, Sally, Show Boat, The Desert Song / Roberta, The Platinum Collection - Irving Berlin / Song Book, Jerome Kern Songbook: A Fine Romance, Allgäuer Volksmusik mit Martin Kern und seinen Musikanten, The Jerome Kern Songbook: All the Things You Are, The Film Musicals Collection: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, A Jerome Kern Songbook, Treasury Of Great Operettas: Show Boat; The New Moon, In London and Hollywood
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Mastercard Best New Musical
Movies Show Boat, Broadway Rhythm, Sunny, Roberta, Music in the Air


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1 "Show Boat" in the Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Production.
2 Jerome Kern's (27 Jan 1885-11 Nov 1945, age 60) friendship with Noël Coward (16 Dec 1899-26 March 1973, age 73) resulted with an agreement for them to collaborate on a future musical play project. With Jerome Kern's death, 11 November 1945, age 60, Noël lamented that they were prevented from sharing the collaboration experience.
3 "Three Sisters" his 1934 London Musical received its American Premiere in December 2011, 77 years after the original production. The script and score were restored by San Francisco revival theatre company 42nd Street Moon, in a sponsored production by the National Endowment for the Arts.
4 Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) was Hollywood's version of his biography.
5 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
6 Daughter Betty Jane born in 1913.
7 Named after Jerome Park, in New York.
8 Father-in-law of longtime MGM producer Jack Cummings.
9 Father-in-law of Artie Shaw.
10 Often called "the granddaddy of American musical theatre".
11 Pictured on a 22¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts USA series, issued 26 January 1985 (4 days before 100th anniversary of his birth).
12 Born at 7:00pm-EST


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela's Ashes 1999 writer: "You Couldn't be Cuter"
Random Hearts 1999 writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
Black & White 1999/I writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tea with Mussolini 1999 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Will & Grace 1999 TV Series music - 1 episode
October Sky 1999 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Payback 1999/I writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Man of the Century 1999 writer: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Bernadette Peters in Concert 1998 TV Movie music: "Just the Way You Look Tonight" - uncredited
L'ennui 1998 writer: "Lovely to Look At"
Meet Joe Black 1998 writer: "Lovely To Look At", "Can't Help Loving That Man"
The Rat Pack 1998 TV Movie writer: "The Song is You"
Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1998 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Coming Home 1998 TV Series writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Déj 1997 writer: "Dearly Beloved"
Dusk 'til Dawn 1997 writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes", "Yesterdays"
Deconstructing Harry 1997 music: "All the Things You Are" 1939, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight", "The Way You Look Tonight" uncredited
L.A. Confidential 1997 music: "Look for the Silver Lining" 1920
Nil by Mouth 1997 writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Vegas Vacation 1997 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Going All the Way 1997 "Why Was I Born"
Pavarotti & Friends for War Child 1996 TV Special writer: "Long Ago and Far Away"
Feeling Minnesota 1996 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Leading Man 1996 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight" - as Kern
Mrs. Winterbourne 1996 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Fallen Angels 1993-1995 TV Series writer - 9 episodes
Home for the Holidays 1995 writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
The Grass Harp 1995 writer: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY"
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 TV Special music: "Kim's Charleston"
Jack & Sarah 1995 writer: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Cafe Society 1995 music: "Remind Me" 1940
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927 - uncredited
Sliders 1995 TV Series music - 1 episode
Smoke 1995 writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes"
Backfire! 1995 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Today TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1995 music - 1 episode, 1966
Cari fottutissimi amici 1994 writer: "OL' MAN RIVER"
Cobb 1994 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Bullets Over Broadway 1994 music: "Make Believe", "Who"
The Mask 1994 writer: "Ol' Man River"
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special music: "Ol' Man River"
Wild Reeds 1994 "Smoke gets in your eyes"
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary music: "Cleopatterer" 1917, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994 writer: "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "A Fine Romance"
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933 - as Kern
Sista dansen 1993 music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Lush Life 1993 TV Movie "All the Things You Are", "I'm Old Fashioned"
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Son in Law 1993 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Chaplin 1992 "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Pilkkuja ja pikkuhousuja 1992 writer: "Smoke gets in Your Eyes from musical Roberta"
Peter's Friends 1992 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Husbands and Wives 1992 music: "The Song Is You" 1932
Quantum Leap 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Anita 1992 writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Canary Brothers of Tondo 1992 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Father of the Bride 1991 music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Bugsy 1991 music: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY" 1944
Billy Bathgate 1991 music: "Who"
The Wonder Years 1989-1991 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Muuttolinnun aika 1991 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Alice 1990 writer: "I Dream Too Much" 1935, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
The Rookie 1990 writer: "All The Things You Are"
Old Explorers 1990 writer: "Ol' Man River"
Live from Lincoln Center 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
Designing Women 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 music: "Ol'Man River"
Always 1989 writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Kill Me Again 1989 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Catch Me If You Can 1989 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 music: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
New York Stories 1989 writer: "All The Things You Are"
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 music: "Pick Yourself Up"
'Allo 'Allo! 1985-1988 TV Series music - 4 episodes
Another Woman 1988 music: "Lovely to Look At" 1935, "A Fine Romance" 1936, "Make Believe" 1927
Rocket Gibraltar 1988 writer: "I'm Old Fashioned", "Shorty George"
Trading Hearts 1988 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 lyrics: "Bill" Instrumental, "Lovely To Look At" Instrumental / music: "Bill" Instrumental, "Lovely To Look At" Instrumental
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
September 1987 "Who"
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" / writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Dearly Beloved", "Yesterdays", "Make Believe", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Long Ago and Far Away", "Look for the Silver Lining", "All the Things You Are", "Bill", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Old Man River/Finale"
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Someone to Love 1987 writer: "Sure Thing", "Long Ago and Far Away"
Rock Odyssey 1987 writer: "Yesterdays"
La Bamba 1987 lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television 1987 TV Movie music: "Overture to 'Show Boat'"
Tin Men 1987 music: "All the Things You Are"
Population: 1 1986 lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Daar gaat de bruid 1986 TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Lost Empires 1986 TV Mini-Series music: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Night of the Creeps 1986 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 "I'm Old Fashioned", "The Way You Look Tonight"
She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas 1985 music: "Bill' - uncredited
The Passing 1985 writer: "Ka-Lu-A-Medley Fox Trot" - as Kern
The Two Ronnies 1985 TV Series music - 1 episode
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary music: "I Won't Dance", "Pick Yourself Up"
Fresh Fields 1984 TV Series writer: "Pick Yourself Up" Main Theme
Parade of Stars 1983 TV Movie writer: "Bill"
Happy Days 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited
Sinatra: Concert for the Americas 1982 Video music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Nightdreams 1981 writer: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
A Fine Romance 1981 TV Series writer: "A Fine Romance"
Ciranda de Pedra 1981 TV Series music: "Fumo Negli Occhi Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary music: "A Fine Romance"
American Pop 1981 music: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Bill"
Lili Marleen 1981 music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Big Blonde 1980 TV Movie music: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Darker Than You Think music: "Old Man River" announced
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Going Steady 1979 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series music - 1 episode
Agatha 1979 writer: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Café Society 2016 writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
The Muppet Show TV Series music - 6 episodes, 1977 writer - 1 episode, 1978
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pennies from Heaven 1978 TV Mini-Series music - 3 episodes
By the Sea 2015 writer: "All the Things You Are"
M*A*S*H TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1976
BBC Proms 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
All in the Family 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Alice Sweet Alice 1976 writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - as Kern
Agent Carter 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Children 1976 Short writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
45 Years 2015 writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Kern
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "The Last Time I Saw Paris" 1941 - uncredited
Dancing with the Stars 2012-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 writer: "Yesterdays"
Magic in the Moonlight 2014 music: "Who"
The Hindenburg 1975 writer: "I Won't Dance", "Lovely To Look At" - uncredited
Call the Midwife 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man About the House 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Voices of Hollywood 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "I'm Old Fashioned" from You've Never Looked Lovelier
The Waltons 1974 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Chinatown 1974 "The Way You Look Tonight"
Bi no tsubo TV Series music - 4 episodes, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Great Gatsby 1974 writer: "Who?"
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2001
6 Rms Riv Vu 1974 TV Movie music: "You Are Love" fragment
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
That's Entertainment! 1974 music: "Reckless" 1935, "Cotton Blossom" 1927, "Make Believe" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited
The Walking Dead 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1973 TV Series music - 1 episode
Vegas 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Graffiti 1973 music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Girl 2012 TV Movie writer: "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star"
Baxter! 1973 music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1972 music: "Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes"
Glee 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Fritz the Cat 1972 writer: "Yesterdays" 1952
Breaking Bad 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
A Safe Place 1971 music: "I'm Old-Fashioned"
BBC Proms 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Our American Musical Heritage 1971 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Bunheads 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1957
Magic City 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Liza 1970 TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" / writer: "Can't Help Lovin' That Man"
Criminal Minds 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Das Kaffeehaus 1970 TV Movie writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong 2012 TV Movie documentary music: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" - uncredited
The Lawrence Welk Show 1957-1970 TV Series music - 5 episodes
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special music: "The Artist", "Midnight in Paris"
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969 TV Series music - 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire TV Series 1 episode, 2010 music - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 3 episodes, 2010
Roberta 1969 TV Movie music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "You're Devastating", "I Won't Dance"
Premios Ondas 2011 2011 TV Special writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969 music: "They Didn't Believe Me" - uncredited
Hung 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Downton Abbey 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1968 TV Series music - 1 episode
Stella Days 2011 writer: "Cover Girl"
The Dean Martin Show 1968 TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim 1967 TV Special music: "Ol' Man River", "The Song Is You" - uncredited
Citizen Gangster 2011 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Mike Douglas Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
I Spy 1966 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Chaperone 2011 writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
Hallelujah! 1966 TV Series writer: "A Fine Romance"
The Music Never Stopped 2011 writer: "All The Things You Are"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series music - 1 episode
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary writer: "Ol' Man River"
The Red Skelton Hour 1965 TV Series music - 1 episode
Wrath 2011 writer: "Smoke Get in Your Eyes"
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Upstairs Downstairs 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall 1962 TV Special documentary writer: "History of Musical Comedy
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus 2010 music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Yves Montand on Broadway 1961 TV Movie music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - uncredited
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958-1961 TV Series music - 2 episodes
La noche que no acaba 2010 Documentary writer: "Can't Help Loving That Man", "Bill"
The Twentieth Century 1961 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Miral 2010 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as J. Kern
Glenn Miller Time 1961 TV Series music - 1 episode
Somewhere 2010 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Rencontres de septembre 1961 Documentary short music: "Ol' Man River"
Step Up 3D 2010 writer: "I Won't Dance"
Startime 1960 TV Series music - 2 episodes
American Idol TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004 music - 1 episode, 2010
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1959 music - 1 episode, 1958
Barney's Version 2010 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
You Bet Your Life 1954-1959 TV Series music - 3 episodes
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 "Pick Yourself Up"
Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes 1959 TV Special music: "Old Man River" - uncredited
Parks and Recreation 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Valentine's Day 2010/I writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Eddie Fisher Show 1958 TV Series music - 1 episode
Blue Valentine 2010 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
An Evening with Fred Astaire 1958 TV Special "A Fine Romance" / music: "I Won't Dance"
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1958 TV Series music - 3 episodes
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary music: "I'm Old Fashioned", "Ol' Man River", "These Orchids", "Dearly Beloved", "Wedding in the Spring"
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 writer: "Ol' Man River"
The Lux Show 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Helen Morgan Story 1957 music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Bill", "Why Was I Born?"
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
Tip on a Dead Jockey 1957 "You Found Me and I Found You"
Grey Gardens 2009 TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance", "We Belong Together", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Life Upon the Wicked Stage", "All the Things You Are"
Hey, Jeannie! 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
Saving Grace B. Jones 2009 writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Nat King Cole Show 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Louise Log 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Rack 1956 music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary music: "I Won't Dance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited
Omnibus 1956 TV Series music - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary music: "Make Believe", "Long Ago and Far Away", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Ol' Man River", "Look for the Silver Lining", "Who?" - uncredited / writer: "Make Way for Tomorrow" - uncredited
La joie de vivre 1956 TV Series music - 1 episode
Caminho das Índias 2009 TV Series music: "Smoke Get in Your Eyes"
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Informative Adventures of Joe Average 2008 Video short music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Ford Star Jubilee 1955 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Other End of the Line 2008 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
M-G-M Jubilee Overture 1954 Short music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '67 2008 Video music: "Yesterdays"
The Last Time I Saw Paris 1954 music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Cuéntame 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Lovely to Look At 1952 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Lovely To Look At", "The Touch of Your Hand", "I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "You're Devastating", "I'll Be Hard to Handle", "Lafayette" - uncredited
New York, I Love You 2008 music: "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
The Voice of Firestone 1952 TV Series music - 1 episode
Of Time and the City 2008 Documentary writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
Footlight Varieties 1951 music: "The Show Must Go On"
Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You 2008 Video writer: "All the Things You Are"
Dagmar's Canteen 1951 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary music: "Waltz in Swing Time", "Ol' Man River", "Look for the Silver Lining", "Alter Ego Dance" - uncredited
Show Boat 1951 music: "Cotton Blossom" 1927 uncredited, "Where's the Mate For Me?" 1927 uncredited, "Make Believe" 1927 uncredited, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927 uncredited, "I Might Fall Back on You" 1927 uncredited, "Mis'ry's Comin' Round" 1927 partial uncredited, "Ol' Man River" 1927 uncredited, "Montage: Make Believe" reprise, "You Are Love" 1927 uncredited, "Why Do I Love You?" 1927 uncredited, "Bill" 1927 uncredited, "C'mon Folks" 1927 uncredited, "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" 1927 uncredited, "Cakewal
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary music: "Who?", "Unidentified Tune" - uncredited
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story 1951 Documentary music: "Ol' Man River" partial
The War 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Broadway Open House 1951 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Con la muerte en los tacones 2007 Short writer: "I've Told Every Little Star"
The Frank Sinatra Show 1950 TV Series music - 1 episode
Reign Over Me 2007 writer: "I'm Old Fashioned"
The Miniver Story 1950 music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Mr. Fix It 2006 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
That Midnight Kiss 1949 music: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Gray Matters 2006/I writer: "I Won't Dance"
Look for the Silver Lining 1949 music: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Who?", "Wild Rose" - uncredited
Peter Capusotto y sus videos 2006 TV Series music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Homicide 1949 music: "All Through the Day" - uncredited
Canadian Idol 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Admiral Broadway Revue 1949 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Beales of Grey Gardens 2006 Documentary music: "I Dream Too Much", "Don't Ever Leave Me"
The Man I Love 1947 music: "Why Was I Born?", "Bill"
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Till the Clouds Roll By 1946 music: "The Siren's Song" uncredited, "Show Boat", "Ka-lu-a", "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?" uncredited, "They Didn't Believe Me" uncredited, "Till The Clouds Roll By" uncredited, "Cleopatterer" uncredited, "Leave It to Jane" uncredited, "Look for the Silver Lining" uncredited, "Who?" uncredited, "Sunny" uncredited, "One More Dance" uncredited, "I Won't Dance" uncredited, "She Didn't Say 'Yes'" uncredited, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" uncredited, "The Last Time I Saw Paris" uncredited, "The Lan
What I Like About You 2006 TV Series music - 1 episode
Centennial Summer 1946 music: "The Right Romance", "Up with the Lark", "All Through the Day", "In Love in Vain", "Cinderella Sue" - uncredited
The King of Queens 2006 TV Series music - 1 episode
War Comes to America 1945 Documentary music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited
Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 2005 Video music: "All the Things You Are"
Can't Help Singing 1944 music: "MARCH", "CAN'T HELP SINGING", "ELBOW ROOM", "HONKY-TONK", "ANY MOMENT NOW", "SWING YOUR SWEETHEART", "MORE AND MORE", "CALIFORN-I-AY"
Martha 2005 TV Series music - 1 episode
Cover Girl 1944 music: "THE SHOW MUST GO ON", "WHO'S COMPLAINING?", "SURE THING", "MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW", "PUT ME TO THE TEST", "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY", "ALTER-EGO DANCE", "COVER GIRL THAT GIRL ON THE COVER" - uncredited
Gilmore Girls 2001-2005 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Song of Russia 1944 music: "And Russia Is Her Name" 1943
Mrs Henderson Presents 2005 music: "All the Things You Are"
Broadway Rhythm 1944 music: "All The Things You Are"
History Detectives 2005 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
You Were Never Lovelier 1942 music: "You Were Never Lovelier" 1942, "Dearly Beloved" 1942, "Wedding in the Spring" 1942, "These Orchids" 1942, "I'm Old Fashioned" 1942, "The Shorty George" 1942 - uncredited
Breakfast on Pluto 2005 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933 - as Kern
The Male Animal 1942 music: "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
Zui hao de shi guang 2005 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Lady Be Good 1941 music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" 1940
Warm Springs 2005 TV Movie writer: "I Won't Dance"
Sunny 1941 music: "D'ye Love Me?", "Sunny", "Two Little Love Birds", "Who?"
Forsthaus Falkenau 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night in the Tropics 1940 music: "You and Your Kiss", "Remind Me", "Back in My Shell", "Your Dream", "Farandola", "Simple Philosophy"
Dean Martin: Encore 2004 Video music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Land of Liberty 1939 music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939 music: "You're Here and I'm Here" - uncredited
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Joy of Living 1938 music: "Just Let Me Look at You" 1938, "What's Good About Good Night?" 1938, "A Heavenly Party" 1938, "You Couldn't Be Cuter" 1938 - uncredited
Around the Bend 2004 writer: "A Fine Romance"
High, Wide, and Handsome 1937 "High , Wild and Handsome", "Can I Forget You ?", "Will You Marry Me Tomorrow, Maria ?", "The Folks, who live on the Hill", "The Things I Want", "Allegheny Al"
First Daughter 2004 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
When You're in Love 1937 music: "Our Song", "The Whistling Boy"
I Do (But I Don't) 2004 TV Movie music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Swing Time 1936 music: "Pick Yourself Up" 1936, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936, "Waltz in Swing Time" 1936, "A Fine Romance" 1936, "Bojangles of Harlem" 1936, "Never Gonna Dance" 1936, "It's Not in the Cards" 1936 - uncredited
Ray 2004/I music: "Yesterdays"
Show Boat 1936 music: "Cotton Blossom" 1927, "Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo" 1927, "Where's the Mate for Me?" 1927, "Make Believe" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Mis'ry's Comin' Round" 1927, "Till Good Luck Comes My Way" 1927, "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" 1927, "I Have The Room Above Her" 1936, "Act II Opening Chorus - At The Fair" 1927, "Gallivantin' Around" 1936, "You Are Love" 1927, "Cakewalk" 1927, "Ah Still Suits Me" 1936, "Why Do I Love You?" 1927, "Bill" 1927, "Finale: You Are Lo
Being Julia 2004 writer: "They Didn't Believe Me", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 music: "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited / writer: "Look for the Silver Lining" 1921 - uncredited
5x2 2004 music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
I Dream Too Much 1935 music: "I Dream Too Much" 1935, "The Jockey on the Carousel" 1935, "I Got Love" 1935, "I'm the Echo You're the Song That I Love" 1935 - uncredited
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary music: "Ol' Man River"
In Person 1935 music: "Lovely To Look At"
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reckless 1935 music: "Reckless" 1935
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roberta 1935 music: "Let's Begin" 1933, "I'll Be Hard to Handle" 1933, "Yesterdays" 1933, "I Won't Dance" 1934, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933, "Lovely to Look At" 1935 - uncredited / writer: "Russian Lullaby" - uncredited
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special music: "Mystic River"
After Office Hours 1935 writer: "I Watch The Love Parade" - uncredited
Independent Lens 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sweet Adeline 1934 music: "We Were So Young" 1934, "Play Us a Polka Dot" 1934, "Here Am I" 1929, "Why Was I Born" 1929, "Oriental Moon" 1934, "Molly O'Donahue" 1934, "Lonely Feet" 1934, "'Twas Not So Long Ago" 1929, "Pretty Little Jenny Lee" 1934, "Don't Ever Leave Me" 1929 - uncredited
Michael Bublé: Live from Mohegan Sun 2004 TV Movie documentary writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Music in the Air 1934 music: "School Prayer", "One More Dance", "I've Told Every Little Star", "There's a Hill Beyond a Hill", "I'm So Eager", "I'm Coming Home", "We Belong Together", "I'm Alone"
Acoustic Night Out: The Concert Series 2004 Video documentary music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Cat and the Fiddle 1934 music: "Impressions in a Harlem Flat" 1931, "She Didn't Say Yes" 1931, "A New Love is Old" 1931, "The Night Was Made for Love" 1931, "I Watched the Love Parade" 1931, "Poor Pierrot" 1931, "The Breeze Kissed Your Hair" 1931, "One Moment Alone" 1931, "Try to Forget" 1931, "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing" 1933, "Ha! Cha Cha" 1931, "The Crystal Candelabra" 1931 - uncredited
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sunny 1930 music: "The Hunt Dance" 1925, "I Was Alone" 1925, "When We Get Our Divorce" 1925, "Who?" 1925, "Sunny" 1925, "D'Ya Love Me?" 1925, "Two Little Love Birds" 1925 - uncredited
The Saddest Music in the World 2003 music: "The Song Is You" 1932, "The Song Is You - Cylinder Dirge Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Flashback Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Narcissa's Foxtrot Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - The Town Sings Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Lady's Salon Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Marching Band Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Klezmer Band Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Chester's Last Gasp Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Roderick and Narcissa Version" 1932
Whoopee! 1930 music: "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited
Anything Else 2003 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee 1930 Short music: "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
The Movie Break 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back Pay 1930 music: "They Didn't Believe Me" 1914 - uncredited
What a Girl Wants 2003 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Three Sisters 1930 music: "Lonely Feet", "Hand in Hand", "Keep Smiling", "I Won't Dance", "Roll on Rolling Road", "What Good Are Words", "You Are Doing Very Well"
Mulheres Apaixonadas 2003 TV Series music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Sally 1929 music: "Sally" 1920, "Look for the Silver Lining" 1920, "Wild Rose" 1920 - uncredited
Normal 2003 TV Movie writer: "Long Ago and Far Away"
Show Boat 1929 music: "C'mon Folks" Queenie's Ballyhoo 1927, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Hey, Feller!" 1927, "Bill" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "Why Do I Love You" 1927 - uncredited
Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar 2002 Video writer: "Just The Way You Look Tonight"
Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich 1928 Short music: "They Didn't Believe Me" - uncredited
Catch Me If You Can 2002 music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Boat Trip 2002 writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Manna from Heaven 2002 music: "Just the Way You Look Tonight"
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002 Video Game writer: "I'm Living In A Great Big Way"
Six Feet Under 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
El cumple 2002 music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Kern
Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew 2002 Documentary writer: "Why Was I Born"
The Cockettes 2002 Documentary writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Dean Martin: That's Amore 2001 TV Movie music: "Ol' Man River"
Hearts in Atlantis 2001 music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" 1933
Anja & Viktor 2001 writer: "All The Things You Are"
Mulholland Dr. 2001 writer: "I've Told Every Little Star"
Great Performances 1989-2001 TV Series music - 6 episodes
Everybody Loves Raymond 2001 TV Series music - 1 episode
What Women Want 2000 writer: "I Won't Dance"
The Family Man 2000 writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Young Americans 2000 TV Series writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Histeria! 1998-2000 TV Series music - 6 episodes
Friends 2000 TV Series music - 1 episode
Love's Labour's Lost 2000 "The Way You Look Tonight" / music: "I Won't Dance"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Show Boat Story 1989 TV Movie documentary composer: "Show Boat"
Uncle Tom's Cabin 1965 composer: song "Ol' Man River"
Today 1963 TV Series 1 episode
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1957 TV Series featuring the music of - 1 episode
Till the Clouds Roll By 1946 music composed by
Sunny 1941 composer: song "Who"
Joy of Living 1938 music by
Show Boat 1936 music by
I Dream Too Much 1935 music
Roberta 1935 music by
Sunny 1930 music by
Sally 1929 composer: Ziegfeld's musical comedy
Show Boat 1929 music: stage production

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roberta 1969 TV Movie play
Roberta 1958 TV Movie play
Show Boat 1951 based on the immortal musical play "Show Boat" by
Roberta 1935 from the play
Sweet Adeline 1934 by
Music in the Air 1934 play
The Cat and the Fiddle 1934 from the play by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Sticks: A Musical Journey 2014 Documentary
Song by Song 1978-1979 TV Series 2 episodes
Cover Girl 1944
Swing Time 1936
The Flame Within 1935
Don't Turn My Picture to the Wall 1913 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary grateful acknowledgment: to the extraordinary composers and lyricists
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary acknowledgement: the special style and content of the musical sequences were created by
That's Entertainment! 1974 acknowledgment: composer of the words and music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 9 1938 Short documentary Himself - Oscar Presenter
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee 1930 Short Himself (as Mr. Jerome Kern)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1942 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Lady Be Good (1941) · Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
1937 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Swing Time (1936) · Dorothy Fields (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1947 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Centennial Summer (1946) · Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
1946 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Can't Help Singing (1944) · E.Y. Harburg (lyrics)
1946 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Can't Help Singing (1944) · Hans J. Salter
1945 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Cover Girl (1944) · Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
1943 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song You Were Never Lovelier (1942) · Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
1936 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Roberta (1935) · Dorothy Fields (lyrics)
· Jimmy McHugh (lyrics)


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