Appeared in the short film "Harry Warren, America's Foremost Composer"
Both "Home in Pasadena" and "So This Is Venice" introduced by Paul Whiteman
Collaborated with lyricist Mort Dixon on the songs for the Broadway show "Laugh Parade"
Composed songs for "Footlight Parade" and "The Gold Diggers of 1933"
Composed the theme for the TV series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"
Composed the theme to the TV series "The Californians"
Had his first hit song, "Rose of the Rio Grande," with lyrics by Edgar Leslie
Hired by Vitagraph Studios in NYC
Hired to work as a song plugger at Stark & Cowan; quit after a short stint
Loaned out to Warner Bros. to write the songs for the Doris Day vehicle "My Dream Is Yours"
Penned the score for the film "Spring Is Here"
Once again had a hit introduced by Glenn Miller, "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo"; featured in the movie "Orchestra Wives"; netted sixth career Best Song Oscar nomination
Penned the song "Bang Tail" for "The Ladies' Man," starring Lewis
Picked up his second Academy Award nomination for "Remember Me"
Revival of "42nd Street" opened on Broadway
Served as director of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
With Al Dubin, wrote the songs for the screen musical "42nd Street"; also appeared on screen with Dubin
Wrote the music for "Summer Holiday"
Wrote the title tune for "An Affair to Remember" (with lyrics by director Leo McCarey and Harold Adamson), and earned his 11th career Academy Award nomination
After military service, continued to pursue career as a songwriter
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York
Dropped out of high school to join a traveling circus as a drummer
Earned his third Oscar nomination for "Jeepers Creepers," written with Johnny Mercer for the film "Going Places"
Fourth Best Song Oscar nomination, the title number from "Down Argentine Way", with lyrics by Gordon
Hired to write the songs for an unproduced film called "Manhattan Melody"
Penned "That's Amore" for the film "The Caddy" (lyrics by Jack Brooks), and earned his 10th Oscar nomination for Best Song
Stage adaptation of "42nd Street" opened on Broadway and won that year's Tony Award as Best Musical; producer David Merrick did not mention the songwriters in any advertising for the show
Won his second Academy Award for "You'll Never Know," written with Mack Gordon for the film "Hello, Frisco, Hello"
Worked on the score for the stage musical "Sweet and Low," with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Composed the songs for the Jerry Lewis vehicle "Cinderfella"
Earned his third Oscar for "On the Acheson, Topeka and the Sante Fe," lyrics by Johnny Mercer, written for the film musical "The Harvey Girls"
Enlisted in US Navy; began writing songs
Garnered his ninth Oscar nomination for Best Song for "Zing a Little Zong" (written with Leo Robin) for the film "Just for You," one of 11 songs written for the film
Had a hit song with "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (lyrics by Mack Gordon), recorded by Glenn Miller, which was used in the film "Sun Valley Serenade" and for which he earned his fifth Best Song Oscar nomination
Hired by Billy Rose to write songs for the stage show "Crazy Quilt", including the now classic "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in the Five and Ten Cent Store)"
Moved from 20th Century-Fox to MGM
Penned songs for the Astaire-Rogers reteaming in "The Barkleys of Broadway"
Put under contract at 20th Century-Fox; worked frequently with lyricist Mack Gordon
Received the Academy Award for Best Song for "Lullaby of Broadway," written for "Gold Diggers of 1935"
Released from his contract by MGM
Wrote music for "Roman Scandals" featuring Eddie Cantor
Wrote the score for the Broadway musical "Shangri-La," based on the book and film "Lost Horizon"
Wrote the title song for the film "Separate Tables"
Popular songs include "An Affair To Remember".