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Hal Borne (1911–2000)

Songwriter ("Tenement Symphony", "I'm Building Up to an Awful Letdown"), composer and conductor. Educated at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Music School. He worked at RKO for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for seven years, and was musical director for Tony Martin 1949-1956. He served in the US army in WW II. He joined ASCAP... See full bio »

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Cake Soundtrack
The Big Store Soundtrack
Susie Steps Out Music Department


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 2014/II Cake (writer: "Dig It")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (music: "Dig It" - uncredited)
 1989 Family Business (writer: "The Tenement Symphony")
 1985 Electric Blue 22 (Video) (lyrics: "I'm In Love" - uncredited) / (music: "I'm In Love" - uncredited)
 1963 Promises..... Promises! (lyrics: "Lu-Lu-Lu I'm in Love", "Promise Her Anything") / (music: "Lu-Lu-Lu I'm in Love", "Promise Her Anything")
 1961 The Explosive Generation ("Wait for Me")
 1956 Quincannon, Frontier Scout (writer: "Frontier Scout")
 1955 Escape to Burma (writer: "Song of Burma" - uncredited)
  The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1951) (music - 1 episode, 1949)
- Episode #3.24 (1951) ... (writer: "Tenement Symphony (in Four Flats)")
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... (music: "Tenement Symphony" - uncredited)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves (music: "When you're Playing with Fire")
 1947 Carnegie Hall (writer: "Brown Danube")
 1946 Susie Steps Out (writer: "When You're Near", "For the Right Guy", "When Does the Love Begin", "I'm So Lovely", "Bop! Bop! That Did It!")
 1945 How DOooo You Do (writer: "Boogie Woogie Cindy", "I've Got a 12-Hour Pass")
 1942 A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon (Short) (performer: "A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon")
 1941 The Big Store (music: "Tenement Symphony" (1941), "Sing While You Sell" (1941))
 1940 Second Chorus (music: "Dig It")
 1940 Argentine Nights (music: "Brooklynonga", "The Spirit of 77 B", "Hall of the Mountain Queen")
 1938 Everybody's Doing It (music: "Put Your Heart Into Your Feet and Dance" (1938))
 1937 Stage Door (writer: "Put Your Heart Into Your Feet and Dance" - uncredited)
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