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William Jerome (II) (1864–1932)

Songwriter ("And the Green Grass Grew All Around"), singer, actor and author, a charter member of ASCAP (1914) and one of its directors (1914-1925). He appeared in minstrel shows and later became a music publisher. His wife was Maude Nugent Jerome. His Broadway stage scores include "Piff! Paff! Pouf!", "Lifting the Lid", "The Ham Tree" and "Up and... See full bio »

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Radio Days Soundtrack
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 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Resolution (2012) ... (writer: "Old King Tut (In Old King Tutankhamen's Day)" (1922))
 2011 Bringing Up Bobby (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 2010 N.Y.C. I-X (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Good-bye, Sweet Old Manhattan Isle")
 2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Small Mercies (2009) ... (lyrics: "And The Green Grass Grows All Around")
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- For Harry, with Love & Squalor (2002) ... (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1999 Sing and Dance with Barney (Video) (lyrics: "And the Green Grass Grows All Around" - uncredited)
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1910))
 1994 Barney Live! In New York City (Video) (lyrics: "And the Green Grass Grows All Around" - uncredited)
 1992 Love Field (lyrics: "The Green Grass Grew All Around" - uncredited)
 1992 Barney & Friends (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Treasure of Rainbow Beard (1992) ... (lyrics: "And the Green Grass Grows All Around" - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1906))
 1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV Movie) (writer: "Row, Row, Row" (1912) - uncredited)
 1976-1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Elke Sommer (1979) ... (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
- Ruth Buzzi (1976) ... (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row")
 1976 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Colonel's Horse (1976) ... (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (writer: "I'm Simply Crazy Over You" - uncredited)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (writer: "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
 1964 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Row! Row! Row!" - uncredited)
 1963 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 April 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (1963) ... (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music U.S.A. (1958) ... (writer: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1955 The Seven Little Foys (lyrics: "I'm Tired", "Row, Row, Row", "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm the Greatest Father Of Them All" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (lyrics: "Bedelia", "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
 1952 Don Cornell Sings (Short) (writer: "Oh, Marie")
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (lyrics: "The Hat My Dear Old Father Wore upon St. Patrick's Day" - uncredited)
 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone ("THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND", uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row" (1912) - uncredited)
 1945 Coney Island Honeymoon (Short) (lyrics: "Bedelia" - uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy? (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1943 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1906) - uncredited)
 1943 Hello, Frisco, Hello (lyrics: "Bedelia" - uncredited)
 1942 Broadway (lyrics: "Where the Red, Red Roses Grow" - uncredited)
 1941 Manpower (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1906) - uncredited)
 1940 Row Row Row (Short) (lyrics: "Row Row Row")
 1940 It All Came True (lyrics: "Mister Dooley" (1902) - uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th (lyrics: "Bedelia")
 1939 Lying Lips (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row" - uncredited)
 1939 Jerry Livingston and His Talk of the Town Music (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1938 Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1938 Valley of the Giants (lyrics: "Bedelia" - uncredited)
 1938 Freddie Rich and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1906) - uncredited)
 1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1937 The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies (lyrics: "Chinatown My Chinatown" (1906) - uncredited)
 1935 Vitaphone Varieties (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1935 By Request (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1935 Dance Band (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (lyrics: "Bedelia" (1903) - uncredited)
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6 (Short) (lyrics: "And the Green Grass Grew All Around" - uncredited)
 1932 Betty Boop's Ups and Downs (Short) (lyrics: "Any Old Place I Can Hang My Hat (Is Home Sweet Home to Me)" - uncredited)
 1931 Thrills of Yesterday (Short) (lyrics: "Don't Go in the Water, Daughter" - uncredited)
 1931 And the Green Grass Grew All Around (Short) (lyrics: "And the Green Grass Grew All Around")
 1930 Row Row Row (Short) (lyrics: "Row, Row, Row")
 1930 Bright Lights (lyrics: "Chinatown My Chinatown" (1910) - uncredited)
 1930 Laundry Blues (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - uncredited)
 1930 Bedelia (Short) (lyrics: "Bedelia")
 1929 China Town My China Town (Short) (lyrics: "Chinatown, My Chinatown")
 1928 The Five Locust Sisters (Short) (lyrics: "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" - uncredited)
 1928 I Thank You (Short) (lyrics: "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" - uncredited)

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Stage Play: The Yankee Tourist. Musical/farce. Music by Alfred G. Robyn. Lyrics by Wallace Irwin. Stage adaption by Richard Harding Davis. Based on the play "The Galloper" by Richard Harding Davis. Additional lyrics by William Jerome. Additional music by Jean Schwartz. Orchestra under the direction of John McGhie. Directed by George F. ... See more »

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