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Ralph Freed (1907–1973)

Songwriter ("How About You?", "Hawaiian War Chant"), composer, author and producer, educated at Hollywood High School. He was a contract writer for Paramount, Universal and MGM studios, and then began producing television shows and films, beginning in 1954. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief musical collaborators included Sammy Fain, Burton ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

The Fisher King Soundtrack
Her Jungle Love Music Department
Surf's Up Soundtrack
Flight at Midnight Soundtrack


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 2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (writer: "I Thought Of You Last Night")
 2009 Udo Jürgens: Einfach ich (Video) (writer: "Ich war noch niemals in New York / New York, New York / How About You / Downtown / Autumn in New York / On Broadway")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Hoe Down", "How About You?", "Du Barry Was a Lady" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 2007 How About You... (writer: "How About You")
 2007 Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane (Video documentary short) ("How About You?")
 2007 Surf's Up (writer: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)")
 2007 Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "How About You?")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (writer: "Hawaiian War Chant")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "How About You?") / (writer: "How About You?")
 2003 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot: Eddie (2003) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant")
 2002 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Alec Baldwin/P.O.D. (2002) ... (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1999 One More Kiss (writer: "How About You")
 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams (Video short) (writer: "The Worry Song")
 1995 Circle of Friends (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (lyrics: "Ten Percent Off" (1947), "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1991 The Fisher King (writer: "How About You?")
 1989 Pink Cadillac (writer: "Hawaiian War Chant")
 1984 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- To Tell the Truth (1984) ... (lyrics: "How About You")
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sylvester Stallone (1979) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant" - uncredited)
 1977 The Goodbye Girl (lyrics: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited) / (writer: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust (lyrics: "I'm Feelin' High")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "Hoe Down" (1941), "Babes on Broadway" (1941) - uncredited)
 1972 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Songs of the 40's (1972) ... (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lucy Goes Hawaiian: Part Two (1971) ... (lyrics: "A Hawaiian War Chant")
 1971 Get Carter (lyrics: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Music Hath Charms (1965) ... ("How About You")
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cool of the Evening (1963) ... (writer: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mission to Montreal (1962) ... (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant (lyrics: "How About You?")
 1962 Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody (TV Special) (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1961 Buffalo Gun (writer: "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore")
 1960 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.4 (1960) ... (writer: "You Were Meant For Me", "All I Do Is Dream of You/Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart/Why/The Last Mile Home" (medley))
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kill from Nowhere (1959) ... (writer: "How About You?")
- Breakout (1959) ... (writer: "How About You?")
 1958 The Young Lions (lyrics: "How About You" - uncredited)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (lyrics: "How About You?")
 1957 Slim Carter (writer: "Gold")
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hawaiian Party (1957) ... (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)")
 1956 Teenage Rebel (lyrics: "Dodie")
 1956 The Opposite Sex (lyrics: "Young Man With a Horn", "Rock and Roll Tumbleweed" - uncredited)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1956) (music - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Rochester Falls Asleep, Misses Program (1956) ... (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited) / (music: "How About You?" - uncredited)
- Gary Crosby Show (1955) ... (writer: "How About You?" (1941))
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dateline II (1955) ... (writer: "How About You?")
 1955 We're No Angels (lyrics: "Sentimental Moments" - uncredited)
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1948 The Truce Hurts (Short) (lyrics: "Worry Song" - uncredited)
 1948 Call Northside 777 (lyrics: "Please Don't Say "No"")
 1948 Three Daring Daughters ("FLEURETTE", uncredited)
 1947 This Time for Keeps (lyrics: "I Love to Dance", "Ten Percent Off", "S'No Wonder They Fell in Love", "Un poquito de Amor" - uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia (lyrics: "Melody of Spring" - uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love (lyrics: "All the Time" - uncredited)
 1946 Holiday in Mexico (lyrics: "Someone to Love", "These Patient Years", "Holiday in Mexico", "And Dreams Remain" - uncredited)
 1946 The Hick Chick (Short) (lyrics: "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (lyrics: "There Are Two Sides to Ev'ry Girl" (1946), "Nellie Martin" (1946), "The Firechief's Daughter" (1946), "G'Wan Home Your Mudder's Callin'" (1946), "Down By the Ocean" (1946), "After the Show" (1946), "Oh Dream of Love" (1946) - uncredited)
 1945 Tee for Two (Short) (lyrics: "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance (lyrics: "Please Don't Say No, Say Maybe" - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (lyrics: "Sons of the Desert" (1944) - uncredited) / (music: "Sons of the Desert" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno (lyrics: "Panhandle Pete" (1944), "This Little Bond Went To Battle" (1944) (uncredited))
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (lyrics: "My Mother Told Me" (1944), "In a Moment of Madness" (1944), "The Young Man with a Horn" (1944), "You, Dear" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Hat Check Honey (lyrics: "It Happened in Kaloha" - uncredited)
 1943 Tornado (lyrics: "I'm Afraid of You")
 1943 Swing Fever (lyrics: "Mississippi Dreamboat", "I Planted a Rose", "One Girl and Two Boys")
 1943 I Dood It (lyrics: "So Long Sarah Jane" (1943))
 1943 Thousands Cheer (lyrics: "I Dug A Ditch")
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (lyrics: "DuBarry Was a Lady" (1943), "I Love an Esquire Girl" (1943), "Madame, I Like Your Crepe Suzettes" (1943))
 1943 The Lonesome Mouse (Short) (lyrics: "How About You?" - uncredited)
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short) (lyrics: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (lyrics: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts (lyrics: "Tulip Time" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Northwest Rangers (lyrics: "That Good for Nothin' Man of Mine" (1942)) / (music: "That Good for Nothin' Man of Mine" (1942))
 1942 Get Hep to Love (lyrics: "Villanelle" - uncredited)
 1942 Pierre of the Plains (lyrics: "Saskatchewan", "Sweethearts")
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover (lyrics: "I Dare You" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Grand Central Murder (lyrics: "How About You?" (1941) - uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy (lyrics: "How About You?" (1941))
 1942 Song of the Islands (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)" (1936) - uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (lyrics: "How About You?", "Anything Can Happen in New York", "Hoe Down" - uncredited)
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii (lyrics: "Hawaiian War Chant")
 1941 I'll Wait for You (lyrics: "A Lesson in Latin" (1941))
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (lyrics: "Caribbean Love Song" (1941) - uncredited)
 1941 A Shot in the Dark (lyrics: "It Just Happened")
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven (music: "The Dawn of Love" - uncredited)
 1940 It's a Date (lyrics: "It Happened In Kaloha" (1940), "Gypsy Lullaby" (1940), "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)" (uncredited))
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables (lyrics: "THE COLOR OF YOUR EYES" (1940))
 1939 Miracle on Main Street (lyrics: "City of Angels", "Lullaby")
 1939 First Love (lyrics: "Spring in My Heart")
 1939 Rio (lyrics: "Heart of Mine", "Si, Si, Si", "It Seems To Be Spring" - uncredited)
 1939 Flight at Midnight (lyrics: "I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love Again")
 1939 She Married a Cop (lyrics: "I Can't Imagine", "I'll Remember", "Here's to Love")
 1939 Papa Soltero (lyrics: "Canción de cuna")
 1939 Hotel Imperial ("There's Something Magic Saying Nitchevo")
 1938 You Leave Me Breathless (Short) (lyrics: "You Leave Me Breathless")
 1938 Cocoanut Grove (lyrics: "You Leave Me Breathless")
 1938 Sing for Sweetie (Short) (lyrics: "Did an Angel Kiss You (the Day You Were Born)" - uncredited)
 1938 Her Jungle Love (lyrics: "COFFEE AND KISSES", "JUNGLE LOVE", "LOVELIGHT IN THE STARLIGHT" - uncredited)
 1938 Partners of the Plains (writer: "Moonlight on the Sunset Trail")
 1937 Wells Fargo (lyrics: "Where I Ain't Been Before" (1937))
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway (lyrics: "Olympiad")
 1937 Double or Nothing (lyrics: " (You Know It All) Smarty" - uncredited)
 1937 Blonde Trouble (writer: "It's All In Fun")
 1937 Angel's Holiday (lyrics: "Who's That Knocking at My Heart")
 1937 King of Gamblers (lyrics: "I'm Feelin' High")
 1937 Her Husband Lies (lyrics: "No More Tears", "You Gambled With Love")
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low (lyrics: "Swing High, Swing Low" (1937), "Spring Is in the Air" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Champagne Waltz (lyrics: "When Is A Kiss Not A Kiss")
 1936 That Girl from Paris (lyrics: "The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314" (1867) - uncredited)
 1936 College Holiday (lyrics: "The Sweetheart Waltz", "Who's That Knocking at My Heart?")
 1936 Hideaway Girl (lyrics: "Two Birdies Up a Tree", "Dancing into My Heart")
 1934 Little Dutch Mill (Short) (lyrics: "Little Dutch Mill")
 1933 Turkey Time (writer: "Was My Face Red" - uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware (lyrics: "Together Again" - uncredited)
 1932 Careless Lady (lyrics: "When You Hear This Song, Remember Me" - uncredited)
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