Harry Warren

Harry Warren

Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981; born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna in Brooklyn, New York) was an Italian-American composer and lyricist.

Biography

Harry Warren married Josephine Wensler in 1917. They had a son, also named Harry (who died of pneumonia in 1938 at the age of 19), and a daughter, Joan. Warren wrote songs with Al Dubin, Billy Rose, Mack Gordon, Leo Robin, Ira Gershwin and Johnny Mercer. His "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" was the first gold record. Among his hits are "There Will Never Be Another You," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "42nd Street," "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In The Money)," "Young and Healthy," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Serenade in Blue," "At Last," "Jeepers Creepers" and "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me".

Warren is particularly remembered for writing scores for the films of Busby Berkeley. The musical "42nd Street" showcases his spectacularly popular songs from these films. Warren won the Oscar for Best Song with three collaborating lyricists: "Lullaby of Broadway" with Al Dubin in 1935, "You'll Never Know" with Mack Gordon in 1943, and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" with Johnny Mercer in 1946.

The only musical score Warren composed specifically for Broadway was "Shangri-La", a disastrous 1956 adaptation of James Hilton's "Lost Horizon".

Warren is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The plaque bearing Warren's epitaph displays the first few notes of "You'll Never Know".

Songs

Music by Warren, unless noted.

Academy Award-winners

* "Lullaby of Broadway" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1935" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0310a.htm]
* "You'll Never Know" (1943) w. Mack Gordon for "Hello, Frisco, Hello" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0631.htm]
* "On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1945) w. Johnny Mercer for "The Harvey Girls " [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0385i.htm]

Broadway

* "Cheerful Little Earful" (1930) w. Ira Gershwin and Billy Rose for "Sweet & Low" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0060.htm]
* "Would You Like to Take a Walk?" (1930) w. Mort Dixon and Billy Rose for "Sweet & Low" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0614.htm]
* "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)" (1931) w. Billy Rose and Mort Dixon for "Crazy Quilt" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0183.htm]
* "Ooh That Kiss" (1931) w. Mort Dixon and Joe Young for "The Laugh Parade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0390.htm]
* "You're My Everything" (1931) w. Mort Dixon and Joe Young for "The Laugh Parade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0637.htm]
* "Jeepers Creepers" (1938) w. Johnny Mercer for "Going Places" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0253.htm]

#1 hits

* "By the River Sainte Marie" (1931) w. Edgar Leslie
* "Too Many Tears" (1932) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0534.htm]
* "I Found a Million Dollar Baby" (1932) w. Mort Dixon
* "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" (1933) w. Al Dubin
* "Forty Second Street" (1933) w. Al Dubin
* "Shadow Waltz" (1933) w. Al Dubin
* "I'll String Along With You" (1934) w. Al Dubin
* "Lullaby of Broadway" (1935) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0310b.htm]
* "She's a Latin from Manhattan" (1935) w. Al Dubin
* "I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs" (1936) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0217.htm]
* "Remember Me?" (1937) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0428.htm]
* "September in the Rain" (1937) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0451.htm]
* "With Plenty of Money and You" (1937) w. Al Dubin [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0606.htm]
* "Jeepers Creepers" (1938) w. Johnny Mercer [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0253.htm]
* "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" (1938) w. Johnny Mercer [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0627.htm]
* "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1941) w. Mack Gordon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0058.htm]
* "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" (1942) w. Mack Gordon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0247.htm]
* "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)" (1943) w. Mack Gordon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0352.htm]
* "I Had the Craziest Dream" (1943) w. Mack Gordon
* "You'll Never Know" (1943) w. Mack Gordon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0631.htm]
* "The More I See You" (1945) w. Mack Gordon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0345.htm]
* "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1945) w. Johnny Mercer

Other songs from films

* "Three's a Crowd" (1932) w. Al Dubin and Irving Kahal for "Crooner" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0527.htm]
* "Too Many Tears" (1932) w. Al Dubin for "Blessed Event" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0534.htm]
* "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" (1932) w. Al Dubin for "42nd Street" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0636.htm]
* "Forty-Second Street" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "42nd Street" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0121.htm]
* "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "42nd Street" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0460.htm]
* "Young and Healthy" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "42nd Street" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0632.htm]
* "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Moulin Rouge" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0037.htm]
* "Coffee in the Morning, Kisses in the Night" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Moulin Rouge" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0065.htm]
* "Song of Surrender" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Moulin Rouge" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0474.htm]
* "Build a Little Home" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Roman Scandals" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0044.htm]
* "Keep Young and Beautiful" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Roman Scandals" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0259.htm]
* "I've Got to Sing a Torch Song" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1933" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0259.htm]
* "Pettin' in the Park" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1933" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0406.htm]
* "Remember My Forgotten Man" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1933" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0406.htm]
* "Shadow Waltz" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1933" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0453.htm]
* "We're in the Money" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1933" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0140.htm]
* "Honeymoon Hotel" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Footlight Parade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0167.htm]
* "Shanghai Lil" (1933) w. Al Dubin for "Footlight Parade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0455.htm]
* "Dames" (1934) w. Al Dubin for "Dames" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0082.htm]
* "I Only Have Eyes for You" (1934) w. Al Dubin for "Dames" (1934 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0195a.htm] ; Art Garfunkel 1975 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0195b.htm] )
* "Fair and Warmer" (1934) w. Al Dubin for "Twenty Million Sweethearts" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0108.htm]
* "I'll String Along with You" (1934) w. Al Dubin for "Twenty Million Sweethearts" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0219c.htm]
* "Wonder Bar" (1934) w. Al Dubin for "Wonder Bar" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0608.htm]
* "About a Quarter to Nine" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Go Into Your Dance" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0001.htm]
* "Go Into Your Dance" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Go Into Your Dance" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0136.htm]
* "She's a Latin from Manhattan" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Go Into Your Dance" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0457.htm]
* "Don't Give Up the Ship" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Shipmates Forever" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0093.htm]
* "I'd Love to Take Orders from You" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Shipmates Forever" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0206.htm]
* "Lullaby of Broadway" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1935" (1935 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0310a.htm] ; 1951 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0310b.htm] )
* "Lulu's Back in Town" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Broadway Gondolier" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0311.htm]
* "The Rose in Her Hair" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Broadway Gondolier" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0436.htm]
* "September in the Rain" (1935) w. Al Dubin for "Stars Over Broadway" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0451.htm]
* "I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs" (1936) w. Al Dubin for "Cain & Mabel" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0217.htm]
* "With Plenty of Money And You" (1936) w. Al Dubin for "Gold Diggers of 1937" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0606.htm]
* "Am I in Love?" (1937) w. Al Dubin for "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air" (early edition: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0010b.htm] ; published edition: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0010a.htm] )
* "Remember Me?" (1937) w. Al Dubin for Mr". Dodd Takes the Air" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0428.htm]
* "Cause My Baby Says It's So" (1937) w. Al Dubin for "The Singing Marine" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0057.htm]
* "I Know Now" (1937) w. Al Dubin for "The Singing Marine" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0188.htm]
* "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" (1938) w. Johnny Mercer for "Hard to Get" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0627.htm]
* "Two Dreams Met" (1940) w. Mack Gordon for "Down Argentine Way" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0540.htm]
* "Boa Noite" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "That Night in Rio" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0034.htm]
* "They Met in Rio (A Midnight Serenade)" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "That Night in Rio"
* "Chica Chica Boom Chic" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "That Night in Rio" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0062.htm]
* "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "That Night in Rio" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0205.htm]
* "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "Sun Valley Serenade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0058.htm]
* "I Know Why (and So Do You)" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "Sun Valley Serenade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0189.htm]
* "It Happened in Sun Valley" (1941) w. Mack Gordon for "Sun Valley Serenade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0235.htm]
* "At Last" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Sun Valley Serenade" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0015.htm]
* "I Had the Craziest Dream" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Springtime in the Rockies" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0186.htm]
* "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Orchestra Wives" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0247.htm]
* "People Like You and Me" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Orchestra Wives" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0405.htm]
* "Serenade in Blue" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Orchestra Wives" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0452.htm]
* "That's Sabotage" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Orchestra Wives" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0509.htm]
* "There Will Never Be Another You" (1942) w. Mack Gordon for "Iceland" (1942 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0515a.htm] ; 1966 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0515b.htm] )
* "A Journey to a Star" (1943) w. Leo Robin for "The Gang's All Here" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0255.htm]
* "No Love, No Nothin'" (1943) w. Leo Robin for "The Gang's All Here" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0373.htm]
* "My Heart Tells Me" (1943) w. Mack Gordon for "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0352.htm]
* "You'll Never Know" (1943) w. Mack Gordon for "Hello, Frisco, Hello" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0631.htm]
* "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1945) w. Johnny Mercer for "The Harvey Girls" (sheet music version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0385.htm] ; Judy's entrance: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0385i.htm] )
* "The More I See You" (1945) w. Mack Gordon for "Diamond Horseshoe" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0345.htm]
* "Shoes With Wings On" (1948) w. Ira Gershwin for "The Barkleys of Broadway" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0459.htm]
* "My One and Only Highland Fling" (1949) w. Ira Gershwin for "The Barkleys of Broadway" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0358.htm]
* "That's Amore" (1953) w. Jack Brooks for "The Caddy" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0508.htm]
* "(The Same Thing Happens with) The Birds and the Bees" (1956) Mack David for "The Birds and the Bees" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0031.htm]
* "An Affair to Remember" (1957) w. Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey for "An Affair To Remember" (piano-vocal: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0003a.htm] ; piano solo: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0003b.htm] ; movie version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0003c.htm] )
* "This Heart of Mine" (1946) w. Arthur Freed for "Ziegfeld Follies" [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0522.htm]

American songbook songs

* "Rose of the Rio Grande" (1922) w. Edgar Leslie m. with Ross Gorman [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0437.htm]
* "(Home in) Pasadena" (1923) w.m. Harry Warren, Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0166.htm]
* "I Love My Baby" (1925) w. Bud Green (1925 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0192a.htm] ; 1956 version: [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0192b.htm] )
* "I'm Lonely Without You" (1926) w. Bud Green [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0223.htm]
* "Where Do You Work-a, John?" (1926) w. Mortimer Weinberg and Charley Marks [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0584.htm]
* "Ya Gotta Know How to Love" (1926) w. Bud Green [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0615.htm]
* "Nagasaki" (1928) w. Mort Dixon [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0362.htm]
* "Telling It to the Daisies" (1930) w. Joe Young [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0505.htm]
* "By the River Sainte Marie" (1931) w. Edgar Leslie [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0047.htm]
* "Devil May Care" (1940) w. Johnny Burke [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0089.htm]

References

* cite book
last = Feinstein
first = Michael
authorlink = Michael Feinstein
title = Nice Work If You Can Get It: My Life in Rhythm and Rhyme
publisher = Hyperion
year = 1995
isbn = 0786860936

External links

* [http://www.harrywarren.org/welcome.htm The Harry Warren website]
** [http://www.harrywarren.org/bio.htm Biography]
** [http://www.harrywarren.org/songs.htm Full song list]
* [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/songbook/multimedia/bio_warren.html Biography] at the Encyclopedia of Composers and Songwriters
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