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Abel Baer (1893–1976)

Composer, songwriter ("There Are Such Things", "My Mother's Eyes"), pianist and author, educated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, giving up dentistry to join a NY music publisher in 1920. He accompanied Nora Bayes, and came to Hollywood in 1929 to write songs for sound films. In 1955 he managed a show sponsored by ASCAP (which he had ... See full bio »

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Known For

Jersey Boys Soundtrack
(2014)
True to the Navy Soundtrack
(1930)
Love Among the Millionaires Music Department
(1930)
Pennies from Heaven Soundtrack
(1981)

Filmography

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 2014 Jersey Boys (writer: "My Mother's Eyes")
 2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Deadweight (2013) ... (music: "I Don't Want Nobody But You")
 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... (writer: "Mama Loves Papa" - uncredited)
 2001 Wolf Girl (TV Movie) (writer: "The Right Kind of Man")
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (music: "Hello, Aloha (How Are You?)" - uncredited)
 1997 Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (Documentary) (writer: "There Are Such Things")
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (music: "It's the Girl" (1931))
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ed the Godfather (1965) ... (music: "My Mother's Eyes' - uncredited)
 1953-1964 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- The Quiz Show (1964) ... (music: "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
- Mother-in-Law (1953) ... (music: "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
 1963 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.21 (1963) ... (writer: "My Mother's Eyes")
 1962 The Main Attraction (lyrics: "Si, Si, Si")
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Thomas Jefferson Chu (1961) ... (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1958-1961 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Tab Hunter (1961) ... (writer: "June Night" - uncredited)
- Cliff Arquette (1961) ... (writer: "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
- Craig Stevens (1959) ... (writer: "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
- José Ferrer (1958) ... (writer: "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
 1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.30 (1958) ... (music: "June Night")
 1957 In Melbourne Tonight (TV Series) (writer: "Gee, But You're Swell")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (writer: "There Are Such Things" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (writer: "June Night" - uncredited)
 1956 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Tries to Get a Passport to Europe (1956) ... (writer: "I Miss My Swiss (excerpt)" - uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (music: "I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)" - uncredited)
 1953 Yesterday and Today (writer: "My Mother's Eyes")
 1953 So You Want to Learn to Dance (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1952 She's Working Her Way Through College (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1949 The Ski's the Limit (Short) (music: "I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)")
 1949 Kvinnan som försvann (music: "June Night" - uncredited)
 1949 Porky Chops (Short) (writer: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger (music: "Harriet" - uncredited)
 1946 Baby Bottleneck (Short) (writer: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (music: "Prairie Mary" - uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village (music: "June Night (Just Give Me a June Night, the Moonlight and You)" - uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1942 Gopher Goofy (Short) (writer: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1942 The Wacky Wabbit (Short) (writer: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1940 Romance of the Rio Grande (music: "You'll Find Your Answer in My Eyes")
 1940 Shop Look & Listen (Short) (music: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1940 Elmer's Candid Camera (Short) (writer: "Piggy Wiggy Woo" - uncredited)
 1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1938 Starlight Over Texas (writer: "A Garden in Granada")
 1938 Vitaphone Capers (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1938 Mystery House (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1938 Women Are Like That (music: "Gee! But You're Swell" (1936) - uncredited)
 1938 Bank Holiday (writer: "There's Yoo Hoo In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1938 Script Girl (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1937 Little Red Walking Hood (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Ain't We Got Fun (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1937 The New Professor (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Super Service (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky and Gabby (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Duck Hunt (Short) (music: "Gee, But You're Swell" - uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna! (music: "Ride On Vaquero" (1929) - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 (Short) (music: "The Sun's in My Heart" - uncredited)
 1932 Betty Boop's Bizzy Bee (Short) (music: "Dancing to Save Your Sole" - uncredited)
 1932 The Dancing Fool (Short) (music: "Dancing to Save Your Sole" - uncredited)
 1931 A Swiss Trick (Short) (music: "I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)" - uncredited)
 1931 The Tip-Off (music: "It's the Girl")
 1931 Let's Be Optimistic (Short) (music: "I'm Happy When You're Happy")
 1931 Sit Tight (music: "Face It with a Smile" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Along Came Youth (music: "Rarin' to Go" - uncredited)
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires (writer: "Believe It or Not, I've Found My Man", "Don't Be a "Meanie!", "Love Among the Millionaires", "Rarin' to Go", "That's Worth While Waiting For" - uncredited)
 1930 True to the Navy (writer: "Believe It or Not, I Lost My Man", "There's Only One What Matters for Me")
 1930 The Texan (music: "Chico", "To Hold You")
 1930 Paramount on Parade (writer: "Dancing to Save Your Sole", "Drink to the Girl of Your Dreams", "I'm in Training for You")
 1930 The Three Sisters (writer: "Italian Kisses")
 1930 Broadway's Like That (Short) (music: "The Right Kind of Man" - uncredited)
 1930 Cameo Kirby (music: "Drink to the Girl of My Dreams")
 1929/II Metro Movietone Revue (Short) (music: "That's My Mammy")
 1929 South Sea Rose ("South Sea Rose", "If You Believed in Me")
 1929 Romance of the Rio Grande (music: "Ride On Vaquero", "You'll Find Your Answer In My Eyes")
 1929 Love, Live and Laugh (writer: "Two Little Baby Arms")
 1929 Frozen Justice (music: "The Right Kind of Man")
 1929 The Girl from Havana (writer: "Time Will Tell")
 1929 Happy Days (music: "I'm on a Diet of Love", "Minstrel Memories" - uncredited)
 1929 Midstream (music: "Midstream")
 1929 Two Men and a Maid (writer: "Love Will Find You")
 1929 Favorite Melodies (Short) (music: "My Mother's Eyes")
 1929 His College Chums (Short) (writer: "High Up on a Hill-top")
 1929 Molly and Me (writer: "In the Land of Make Believe")
 1929 Why Be Good? (writer: "High Up on a Hill-top" - uncredited)
 1929 Lucky Boy (music: "Lucky Boy", "My Mother's Eyes" - uncredited)
 1926 Witt & Berg (Short) (music: "Hello, Aloha (How Are You?)" - uncredited)
 1926 The Voice from the Screen (Documentary short) (music: "Hello, Aloha (How Are You?)" - uncredited)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Stage Play: Lady Do. Musical comedy. See more »
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Trivia:

He was a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Air Force in World War I.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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