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Encyclopedia > Harry Warren

Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 - September 22, 1981) was a music composer of many different styles.


Born Salvatore Guaragna in Brooklyn, New York, he is regarded as one of America's most prolific but least-known composers.


Warren composed music with Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Billy Rose, and Al Dubin. His Chattanooga Choo Choo was the first gold record.


Songs

Music by Warren, unless noted.


Warren won three Academy Awards for Best Song:

  • "Lullaby Of Broadway" (1935) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1935
  • "You'll Never Know" (1943) w. Mack Gordon for Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe" (1945) w. Johnny Mercer for The Harvey Girls


He wrote the following songs for the stage:

  • "Cheerful Little Earful" (1930) w. Ira Gershwin & Billy Rose for Sweet & Low
  • "Would You Like To Take A Walk?" (1930) w. Mort Dixon & Billy Rose for Sweet & Low
  • "I Found A Million Dollar Baby" (In A Five And Ten Cent Store) (1931) w. Billy Rose & Mort Dixon for Crazy Quilt
  • "Ooh That Kiss" (1931) w. Mort Dixon & Joe Young for The Laugh Parade
  • "You're My Everything" (1931) w. Mort Dixon & Joe Young for The Laugh Parade
  • "Jeepers Creepers" (1938) w. Johnny Mercer for Swingin' The Dream


He wrote the following #1 songs:

  • "Too Many Tears" (1932) w. Al Dubin
  • "Lullaby Of Broadway" (1935) w. Al Dubin
  • "I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs" (1936) w. Al Dubin
  • "Remember Me?" (1937) w. Al Dubin
  • "September In The Rain" (1937) w. Al Dubin
  • "With Plenty Of Money And You" (1937) w. Al Dubin
  • Jeepers Creepers (1938) w. Johnny Mercer
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (1938) w. Johnny Mercer
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941) w. Mack Gordon
  • I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo (1942) w. Mack Gordon
  • My Heart Tells Me (1943) w. Mack Gordon
  • You'll Never Know (1943) w. Mack Gordon
  • The More I See You (1945) w. Mack Gordon

He wrote the following songs for the movies:

  • Three's a Crowd (1932) w. Al Dubin & Irving Kahal for Crooner
  • Too Many Tears (1932) w. Al Dubin for Blessed Event
  • You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (1932) w. Al Dubin for 42nd Street
  • Forty-Second Street (1933) w. Al Dubin for 42nd Street
  • Shuffle Off To Buffalo (1933) w. Al Dubin for 42nd Street
  • Young And Healthy (1933) w. Al Dubin for 42nd Street
  • The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (1933) w. Al Dubin for Moulin Rouge
  • Coffee In The Morning, Kisses In The Night (1933) w. Al Dubin for Moulin Rouge
  • Song Of Surrender (1933) w. Al Dubin for Moulin Rouge
  • Build A Little Home (1933) w. Al Dubin for Roman Scandals
  • Keep Young And Beautiful (1933) w. Al Dubin for Roman Scandals
  • I've Got To Sing A Torch Song (1933) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Pettin' In The Park (1933) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Remember My Forgotten Man (1933) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Shadow Waltz (1933) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1933
  • We're In The Money (1933) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Honeymoon Hotel (1933) w. Al Dubin for Footlight Parade
  • Shanghai Lil (1933) w. Al Dubin for Footlight Parade
  • Dames (1934) w. Al Dubin for Dames
  • I Only Have Eyes For You (1934) w. Al Dubin for Dames
  • Fair And Warmer (1934) w. Al Dubin for Twenty Million Sweethearts
  • I'll String Along With You (1934) w. Al Dubin for Twenty Million Sweethearts
  • Wonder Bar (1934) w. Al Dubin for Wonder Bar
  • About A Quarter To Nine (1935) w: Al Dubin for Go Into Your Dance
  • Go Into Your Dance (1935) w: Al Dubin for Go Into Your Dance
  • She's A Latin From Manhattan (1935) w. Al Dubin for Go Into Your Dance
  • Don't Give Up The Ship (1935) w. Al Dubin for Shipmates Forever
  • I'd Love To Take Orders From You (1935) w. Al Dubin for Shipmates Forever
  • Lullaby Of Broadway (1935) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Lulu's Back In Town (1935) w. Al Dubin for Broadway Gondolier
  • The Rose In Her Hair (1935) w. Al Dubin for Broadway Gondolier
  • September In The Rain (1935) w. Al Dubin for Stars Over Broadway
  • I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs (1936) w. Al Dubin for Cain & Mabel
  • With Plenty Of Money And You (1936) w. Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1937
  • Am I In Love? (1937) w. Al Dubin for Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
  • Remember Me? (1937) w. Al Dubin for Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
  • Cause My Baby Says It's So (1937) w. Al Dubin for The Singing Marine
  • I Know Now (1937) w. Al Dubin for The Singing Marine
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (1938) w. Johnny Mercer for Hard to Get
  • Two Dreams Met (1940) w. Mack Gordon for Down Argentine Way
  • Boa Noite (1941) w. Mack Gordon for That Night in Rio
  • Chica Chica Boom Chic (1941) w. Mack Gordon for That Night in Rio
  • I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (1941) w. Mack Gordon for That Night in Rio
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941) w. Mack Gordon for Sun Valley Serenade
  • I Know Why (And So Do You) (1941) w. Mack Gordon for Sun Valley Serenade
  • It Happened In Sun Valley (1941) w. Mack Gordon for Sun Valley Serenade
  • At Last (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Sun Valley Serenade
  • I Had The Craziest Dream (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Springtime In The Rockies
  • I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Orchestra Wives
  • People Like You And Me (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Orchestra Wives
  • Serenade In Blue (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Orchestra Wives
  • That's Saboutage (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Orchestra Wives
  • There Will Never Be Another You (1942) w. Mack Gordon for Iceland
  • A Journey To A Star (1943) w. Leo Robin for The Gang's All Here
  • No Love, No Nothin' (1943) w. Leo Robin for The Gang's All Here
  • My Heart Tells Me (1943) w. Mack Gordon for Sweet Rosie O'Grady
  • You'll Never Know (1943) w. Mack Gordon for Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (1945) w. Johnny Mercer for The Harvey Girls
  • The More I See You (1945) w. Mack Gordon for Diamond Horseshoe
  • Shoes With Wings On (1948) w. Ira Gershwin for The Barkleys Of Broadway
  • My One And Only Highland Fling (1949) w. Ira Gershwin for The Barkleys Of Broadway
  • That's Amore (1953) w. Jack Brooks for The Caddy
  • The Birds And The Bees (1956) Mack David for The Birds And The Bees
  • An Affair To Remember (1957) w. Harold Adamson & Leo McCarey for An Affair To Remember


He wrote many other songs which have entered the American songbook:

  • Rose Of The Rio Grande (1922)w. Edgar Leslie m. with Ross Gorman
  • (Home In) Pasadena (1923)w.m. Harry Warren, Grant Clarke & Edgar Leslie
  • I Love My Baby (1925) w. Bud Green
  • I'm Lonely Without You (1926) w. Bud Green
  • Where Do You Work-A, John? (1926) w. Mortimer Weinberg & Charley Marks
  • Ya Gotta Know How To Love (1926) w. Bud Green
  • Nagasaki (1928) w. Mort Dixon
  • Telling It To The Daisies (1930) w. Joe Young
  • By The River Sainte Marie (1931) w. Edgar Leslie
  • Devil May Care (1940) w. Johnny Burke

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O.B.C. Biography - Harry V. Warren (278 words)
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Warren has been associated with the B.C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines since 1932 when he first taught at the Chamber's annual prospectors training classes.
Warren's public service activities have benefitted a diverse array of organizations, from the Vancouver Board of Trade to the United Nations Association of Canada.
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