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Jerome Kern

Biography

Among 20th-century America’s greatest composers, known for composing “Ol’ Guy River,” “HOW YOU Appear Tonight,” and hundreds others. He went to Barringer SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, known after that as Newark SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, where he constructed music because of its initial musical in 1901, that was a minstrel present. He also done an amateur creation of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” for the Newark Yacht Membership in 1902. He also constructed music for silent movies, possibly from 1912, but certainly in 1916 for “Gloria’s Love,” a 20-component serial. He wedded Eva Leale on Oct 25, 1910, plus they had one young child jointly. He was connected with various other essential librettists, such as for example Oscar Hammerstein II.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerome Kern
Date Of Birth January 27, 1885
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Composer
Education Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Nationality American
Spouse Eva Leale
Children Elizabeth Kern
Parents Fannie Kakeles Kern, Henry Kern
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Trustees Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Mastercard Best New Musical
Movies Show Boat, Broadway Rhythm, Sunny, Roberta, Music in the Air
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1"Show Boat" in the Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Production.
2Jerome Kern's (27 Jan 1885-11 Nov 1945, age 60) friendship with Noël Coward (16 Dec 1899-26 March 1973, age 73) resulted with an agreement for them to collaborate on a future musical play project. With Jerome Kern's death, 11 November 1945, age 60, Noël lamented that they were prevented from sharing the collaboration experience.
3"Three Sisters" his 1934 London Musical received its American Premiere in December 2011, 77 years after the original production. The script and score were restored by San Francisco revival theatre company 42nd Street Moon, in a sponsored production by the National Endowment for the Arts.
4Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) was Hollywood's version of his biography.
5Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
6Daughter Betty Jane born in 1913.
7Named after Jerome Park, in New York.
8Father-in-law of longtime MGM producer Jack Cummings.
9Father-in-law of Artie Shaw.
10Often called "the granddaddy of American musical theatre".
11Pictured on a 22¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts USA series, issued 26 January 1985 (4 days before 100th anniversary of his birth).
12Born at 7:00pm-EST


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela's Ashes1999writer: "You Couldn't be Cuter"
Random Hearts1999writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
Black & White1999/Iwriter: "The Way You Look Tonight"
American Masters1999TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tea with Mussolini1999writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Will & Grace1999TV Series music - 1 episode
October Sky1999writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Payback1999/Iwriter: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Man of the Century1999writer: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Bernadette Peters in Concert1998TV Movie music: "Just the Way You Look Tonight" - uncredited
L'ennui1998writer: "Lovely to Look At"
Meet Joe Black1998writer: "Lovely To Look At", "Can't Help Loving That Man"
The Rat Pack1998TV Movie writer: "The Song is You"
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Coming Home1998TV Series writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Déj1997writer: "Dearly Beloved"
Dusk 'til Dawn1997writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes", "Yesterdays"
Deconstructing Harry1997music: "All the Things You Are" 1939, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
My Best Friend's Wedding1997writer: "The Way You Look Tonight", "The Way You Look Tonight" uncredited
L.A. Confidential1997music: "Look for the Silver Lining" 1920
Nil by Mouth1997writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Vegas Vacation1997writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Going All the Way1997"Why Was I Born"
Pavarotti & Friends for War Child1996TV Special writer: "Long Ago and Far Away"
Feeling Minnesota1996writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Leading Man1996writer: "The Way You Look Tonight" - as Kern
Mrs. Winterbourne1996writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentary music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Fallen Angels1993-1995TV Series writer - 9 episodes
Home for the Holidays1995writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
The Grass Harp1995writer: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY"
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV Special music: "Kim's Charleston"
Jack & Sarah1995writer: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Cafe Society1995music: "Remind Me" 1940
Barbra: The Concert1995TV Special documentary music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927 - uncredited
Sliders1995TV Series music - 1 episode
Smoke1995writer: "Smoke gets in your eyes"
Backfire!1995writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
TodayTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1995 music - 1 episode, 1966
Cari fottutissimi amici1994writer: "OL' MAN RIVER"
Cobb1994writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Bullets Over Broadway1994music: "Make Believe", "Who"
The Mask1994writer: "Ol' Man River"
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV Special music: "Ol' Man River"
Wild Reeds1994"Smoke gets in your eyes"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary music: "Cleopatterer" 1917, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert1994writer: "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "A Fine Romance"
Four Weddings and a Funeral1994music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933 - as Kern
Sista dansen1993music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Lush Life1993TV Movie "All the Things You Are", "I'm Old Fashioned"
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Son in Law1993writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Mystery Science Theater 3000TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Chaplin1992"SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Pilkkuja ja pikkuhousuja1992writer: "Smoke gets in Your Eyes from musical Roberta"
Peter's Friends1992writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Husbands and Wives1992music: "The Song Is You" 1932
Quantum Leap1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Anita1992writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Canary Brothers of Tondo1992writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Father of the Bride1991music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Bugsy1991music: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY" 1944
Billy Bathgate1991music: "Who"
The Wonder Years1989-1991TV Series music - 2 episodes
Muuttolinnun aika1991writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Alice1990writer: "I Dream Too Much" 1935, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
The Rookie1990writer: "All The Things You Are"
Old Explorers1990writer: "Ol' Man River"
Live from Lincoln Center1990TV Series music - 1 episode
Designing Women1990TV Series music - 1 episode
Joe Versus the Volcano1990music: "Ol'Man River"
Always1989writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Kill Me Again1989writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Catch Me If You Can1989writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Heavy Petting1989Documentary writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
How to Get Ahead in Advertising1989music: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
New York Stories1989writer: "All The Things You Are"
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels1988music: "Pick Yourself Up"
'Allo 'Allo!1985-1988TV Series music - 4 episodes
Another Woman1988music: "Lovely to Look At" 1935, "A Fine Romance" 1936, "Make Believe" 1927
Rocket Gibraltar1988writer: "I'm Old Fashioned", "Shorty George"
Trading Hearts1988writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Bright Lights, Big City1988lyrics: "Bill" Instrumental, "Lovely To Look At" Instrumental / music: "Bill" Instrumental, "Lovely To Look At" Instrumental
Good Morning, Vietnam1987writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
September1987"Who"
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern1987TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" / writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Dearly Beloved", "Yesterdays", "Make Believe", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Long Ago and Far Away", "Look for the Silver Lining", "All the Things You Are", "Bill", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Old Man River/Finale"
Murder, She Wrote1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Someone to Watch Over Me1987writer: "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES"
Someone to Love1987writer: "Sure Thing", "Long Ago and Far Away"
Rock Odyssey1987writer: "Yesterdays"
La Bamba1987lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television1987TV Movie music: "Overture to 'Show Boat'"
Tin Men1987music: "All the Things You Are"
Population: 11986lyrics: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Daar gaat de bruid1986TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Lost Empires1986TV Mini-Series music: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Night of the Creeps1986writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Hannah and Her Sisters1986"I'm Old Fashioned", "The Way You Look Tonight"
She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas1985music: "Bill' - uncredited
The Passing1985writer: "Ka-Lu-A-Medley Fox Trot" - as Kern
The Two Ronnies1985TV Series music - 1 episode
That's Dancing!1985Documentary music: "I Won't Dance", "Pick Yourself Up"
Fresh Fields1984TV Series writer: "Pick Yourself Up" Main Theme
Parade of Stars1983TV Movie writer: "Bill"
Happy Days1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
If You Could See What I Hear1982music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited
Sinatra: Concert for the Americas1982Video music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Nightdreams1981writer: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
A Fine Romance1981TV Series writer: "A Fine Romance"
Ciranda de Pedra1981TV Series music: "Fumo Negli Occhi Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentary music: "A Fine Romance"
American Pop1981music: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Bill"
Lili Marleen1981music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Big Blonde1980TV Movie music: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Darker Than You Thinkmusic: "Old Man River" announced
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Going Steady1979music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series music - 1 episode
Agatha1979writer: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Café Society2016writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
The Muppet ShowTV Series music - 6 episodes, 1977 writer - 1 episode, 1978
Britain's Got Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pennies from Heaven1978TV Mini-Series music - 3 episodes
By the Sea2015writer: "All the Things You Are"
M*A*S*HTV Series music - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1976
BBC Proms2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
All in the Family1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hello, My Name Is Doris2015writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Alice Sweet Alice1976writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - as Kern
Agent Carter2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Children1976Short writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
45 Years2015writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Kern
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "The Last Time I Saw Paris" 1941 - uncredited
Dancing with the Stars2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976writer: "Yesterdays"
Magic in the Moonlight2014music: "Who"
The Hindenburg1975writer: "I Won't Dance", "Lovely To Look At" - uncredited
Call the Midwife2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man About the House1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Voices of Hollywood2013TV Movie documentary writer: "I'm Old Fashioned" from You've Never Looked Lovelier
The Waltons1974TV Series music - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Chinatown1974"The Way You Look Tonight"
Bi no tsuboTV Series music - 4 episodes, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Great Gatsby1974writer: "Who?"
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2001
6 Rms Riv Vu1974TV Movie music: "You Are Love" fragment
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV Special music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
That's Entertainment!1974music: "Reckless" 1935, "Cotton Blossom" 1927, "Make Believe" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited
The Walking Dead2012TV Series music - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show1973TV Series music - 1 episode
Vegas2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Graffiti1973music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Girl2012TV Movie writer: "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star"
Baxter!1973music: "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Sarah G Live2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant1972music: "Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes"
Glee2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Fritz the Cat1972writer: "Yesterdays" 1952
Breaking Bad2012TV Series music - 1 episode
A Safe Place1971music: "I'm Old-Fashioned"
BBC Proms2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Our American Musical Heritage1971TV Series music - 2 episodes
Bunheads2012TV Series music - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan ShowTV Series music - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1957
Magic City2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Liza1970TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance" / writer: "Can't Help Lovin' That Man"
Criminal Minds2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Das Kaffeehaus1970TV Movie writer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong2012TV Movie documentary music: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" - uncredited
The Lawrence Welk Show1957-1970TV Series music - 5 episodes
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV Special music: "The Artist", "Midnight in Paris"
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969TV Series music - 1 episode
Boardwalk EmpireTV Series 1 episode, 2010 music - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 3 episodes, 2010
Roberta1969TV Movie music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "You're Devastating", "I Won't Dance"
Premios Ondas 20112011TV Special writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Oh! What a Lovely War1969music: "They Didn't Believe Me" - uncredited
Hung2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hollywood PalaceTV Series music - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Downton Abbey2011TV Series music - 1 episode
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers1968TV Series music - 1 episode
Stella Days2011writer: "Cover Girl"
The Dean Martin Show1968TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series music - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV Special music: "Ol' Man River", "The Song Is You" - uncredited
Citizen Gangster2011writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Mike Douglas Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
I Spy1966TV Series music - 1 episode
The Chaperone2011writer: "Pick Yourself Up"
Hallelujah!1966TV Series writer: "A Fine Romance"
The Music Never Stopped2011writer: "All The Things You Are"
Shindig!1965TV Series music - 1 episode
Sing Your Song2011Documentary writer: "Ol' Man River"
The Red Skelton Hour1965TV Series music - 1 episode
Wrath2011writer: "Smoke Get in Your Eyes"
Hollywood and the Stars1963TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Upstairs Downstairs2010TV Series music - 1 episode
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall1962TV Special documentary writer: "History of Musical Comedy
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus2010music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Yves Montand on Broadway1961TV Movie music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - uncredited
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958-1961TV Series music - 2 episodes
La noche que no acaba2010Documentary writer: "Can't Help Loving That Man", "Bill"
The Twentieth Century1961TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Miral2010writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - as J. Kern
Glenn Miller Time1961TV Series music - 1 episode
Somewhere2010writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Rencontres de septembre1961Documentary short music: "Ol' Man River"
Step Up 3D2010writer: "I Won't Dance"
Startime1960TV Series music - 2 episodes
American IdolTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004 music - 1 episode, 2010
The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1959 music - 1 episode, 1958
Barney's Version2010writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
You Bet Your Life1954-1959TV Series music - 3 episodes
Nanny McPhee Returns2010"Pick Yourself Up"
Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes1959TV Special music: "Old Man River" - uncredited
Parks and Recreation2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1959TV Series writer - 1 episode
Valentine's Day2010/Iwriter: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Eddie Fisher Show1958TV Series music - 1 episode
Blue Valentine2010writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
An Evening with Fred Astaire1958TV Special "A Fine Romance" / music: "I Won't Dance"
Rock & Chips2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1958TV Series music - 3 episodes
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary music: "I'm Old Fashioned", "Ol' Man River", "These Orchids", "Dearly Beloved", "Wedding in the Spring"
The Frank Sinatra Show1957TV Series music - 1 episode
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009writer: "Ol' Man River"
The Lux Show1957TV Series music - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Helen Morgan Story1957music: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Bill", "Why Was I Born?"
BBC Proms2009TV Series music - 1 episode
Tip on a Dead Jockey1957"You Found Me and I Found You"
Grey Gardens2009TV Movie music: "I Won't Dance", "We Belong Together", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Life Upon the Wicked Stage", "All the Things You Are"
Hey, Jeannie!1957TV Series music - 1 episode
Saving Grace B. Jones2009writer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV Series music - 1 episode
The Louise Log2009TV Series music - 1 episode
The Rack1956music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary music: "I Won't Dance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited
Omnibus1956TV Series music - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary music: "Make Believe", "Long Ago and Far Away", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Ol' Man River", "Look for the Silver Lining", "Who?" - uncredited / writer: "Make Way for Tomorrow" - uncredited
La joie de vivre1956TV Series music - 1 episode
Caminho das Índias2009TV Series music: "Smoke Get in Your Eyes"
MGM Parade1955TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Informative Adventures of Joe Average2008Video short music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Ford Star Jubilee1955TV Series music - 1 episode
The Other End of the Line2008writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
M-G-M Jubilee Overture1954Short music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '672008Video music: "Yesterdays"
The Last Time I Saw Paris1954music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Cuéntame2008TV Series music - 1 episode
Lovely to Look At1952music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Lovely To Look At", "The Touch of Your Hand", "I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "You're Devastating", "I'll Be Hard to Handle", "Lafayette" - uncredited
New York, I Love You2008music: "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936
The Voice of Firestone1952TV Series music - 1 episode
Of Time and the City2008Documentary writer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"
Footlight Varieties1951music: "The Show Must Go On"
Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You2008Video writer: "All the Things You Are"
Dagmar's Canteen1951TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentary music: "Waltz in Swing Time", "Ol' Man River", "Look for the Silver Lining", "Alter Ego Dance" - uncredited
Show Boat1951music: "Cotton Blossom" 1927 uncredited, "Where's the Mate For Me?" 1927 uncredited, "Make Believe" 1927 uncredited, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927 uncredited, "I Might Fall Back on You" 1927 uncredited, "Mis'ry's Comin' Round" 1927 partial uncredited, "Ol' Man River" 1927 uncredited, "Montage: Make Believe" reprise, "You Are Love" 1927 uncredited, "Why Do I Love You?" 1927 uncredited, "Bill" 1927 uncredited, "C'mon Folks" 1927 uncredited, "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" 1927 uncredited, "Cakewal
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical2008Video documentary music: "Who?", "Unidentified Tune" - uncredited
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary music: "Ol' Man River" partial
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Broadway Open House1951TV Series writer - 1 episode
Con la muerte en los tacones2007Short writer: "I've Told Every Little Star"
The Frank Sinatra Show1950TV Series music - 1 episode
Reign Over Me2007writer: "I'm Old Fashioned"
The Miniver Story1950music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Mr. Fix It2006writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
That Midnight Kiss1949music: "They Didn't Believe Me"
Gray Matters2006/Iwriter: "I Won't Dance"
Look for the Silver Lining1949music: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Who?", "Wild Rose" - uncredited
Peter Capusotto y sus videos2006TV Series music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Homicide1949music: "All Through the Day" - uncredited
Canadian Idol2004-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Admiral Broadway Revue1949TV Series music - 1 episode
The Beales of Grey Gardens2006Documentary music: "I Dream Too Much", "Don't Ever Leave Me"
The Man I Love1947music: "Why Was I Born?", "Bill"
Ice Age: The Meltdown2006writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Till the Clouds Roll By1946music: "The Siren's Song" uncredited, "Show Boat", "Ka-lu-a", "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?" uncredited, "They Didn't Believe Me" uncredited, "Till The Clouds Roll By" uncredited, "Cleopatterer" uncredited, "Leave It to Jane" uncredited, "Look for the Silver Lining" uncredited, "Who?" uncredited, "Sunny" uncredited, "One More Dance" uncredited, "I Won't Dance" uncredited, "She Didn't Say 'Yes'" uncredited, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" uncredited, "The Last Time I Saw Paris" uncredited, "The Lan
What I Like About You2006TV Series music - 1 episode
Centennial Summer1946music: "The Right Romance", "Up with the Lark", "All Through the Day", "In Love in Vain", "Cinderella Sue" - uncredited
The King of Queens2006TV Series music - 1 episode
War Comes to America1945Documentary music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited
Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 22005Video music: "All the Things You Are"
Can't Help Singing1944music: "MARCH", "CAN'T HELP SINGING", "ELBOW ROOM", "HONKY-TONK", "ANY MOMENT NOW", "SWING YOUR SWEETHEART", "MORE AND MORE", "CALIFORN-I-AY"
Martha2005TV Series music - 1 episode
Cover Girl1944music: "THE SHOW MUST GO ON", "WHO'S COMPLAINING?", "SURE THING", "MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW", "PUT ME TO THE TEST", "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY", "ALTER-EGO DANCE", "COVER GIRL THAT GIRL ON THE COVER" - uncredited
Gilmore Girls2001-2005TV Series music - 2 episodes
Song of Russia1944music: "And Russia Is Her Name" 1943
Mrs Henderson Presents2005music: "All the Things You Are"
Broadway Rhythm1944music: "All The Things You Are"
History Detectives2005TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
You Were Never Lovelier1942music: "You Were Never Lovelier" 1942, "Dearly Beloved" 1942, "Wedding in the Spring" 1942, "These Orchids" 1942, "I'm Old Fashioned" 1942, "The Shorty George" 1942 - uncredited
Breakfast on Pluto2005music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933 - as Kern
The Male Animal1942music: "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
Zui hao de shi guang2005music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Lady Be Good1941music: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" 1940
Warm Springs2005TV Movie writer: "I Won't Dance"
Sunny1941music: "D'ye Love Me?", "Sunny", "Two Little Love Birds", "Who?"
Forsthaus Falkenau2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night in the Tropics1940music: "You and Your Kiss", "Remind Me", "Back in My Shell", "Your Dream", "Farandola", "Simple Philosophy"
Dean Martin: Encore2004Video music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Land of Liberty1939music: "Ol' Man River" - uncredited
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939music: "You're Here and I'm Here" - uncredited
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Joy of Living1938music: "Just Let Me Look at You" 1938, "What's Good About Good Night?" 1938, "A Heavenly Party" 1938, "You Couldn't Be Cuter" 1938 - uncredited
Around the Bend2004writer: "A Fine Romance"
High, Wide, and Handsome1937"High , Wild and Handsome", "Can I Forget You ?", "Will You Marry Me Tomorrow, Maria ?", "The Folks, who live on the Hill", "The Things I Want", "Allegheny Al"
First Daughter2004writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
When You're in Love1937music: "Our Song", "The Whistling Boy"
I Do (But I Don't)2004TV Movie music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Swing Time1936music: "Pick Yourself Up" 1936, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936, "Waltz in Swing Time" 1936, "A Fine Romance" 1936, "Bojangles of Harlem" 1936, "Never Gonna Dance" 1936, "It's Not in the Cards" 1936 - uncredited
Ray2004/Imusic: "Yesterdays"
Show Boat1936music: "Cotton Blossom" 1927, "Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo" 1927, "Where's the Mate for Me?" 1927, "Make Believe" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Mis'ry's Comin' Round" 1927, "Till Good Luck Comes My Way" 1927, "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" 1927, "I Have The Room Above Her" 1936, "Act II Opening Chorus - At The Fair" 1927, "Gallivantin' Around" 1936, "You Are Love" 1927, "Cakewalk" 1927, "Ah Still Suits Me" 1936, "Why Do I Love You?" 1927, "Bill" 1927, "Finale: You Are Lo
Being Julia2004writer: "They Didn't Believe Me", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
The Great Ziegfeld1936music: "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited / writer: "Look for the Silver Lining" 1921 - uncredited
5x22004music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
I Dream Too Much1935music: "I Dream Too Much" 1935, "The Jockey on the Carousel" 1935, "I Got Love" 1935, "I'm the Echo You're the Song That I Love" 1935 - uncredited
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentary music: "Ol' Man River"
In Person1935music: "Lovely To Look At"
Agatha Christie's Poirot2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reckless1935music: "Reckless" 1935
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roberta1935music: "Let's Begin" 1933, "I'll Be Hard to Handle" 1933, "Yesterdays" 1933, "I Won't Dance" 1934, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933, "Lovely to Look At" 1935 - uncredited / writer: "Russian Lullaby" - uncredited
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special music: "Mystic River"
After Office Hours1935writer: "I Watch The Love Parade" - uncredited
Independent Lens2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sweet Adeline1934music: "We Were So Young" 1934, "Play Us a Polka Dot" 1934, "Here Am I" 1929, "Why Was I Born" 1929, "Oriental Moon" 1934, "Molly O'Donahue" 1934, "Lonely Feet" 1934, "'Twas Not So Long Ago" 1929, "Pretty Little Jenny Lee" 1934, "Don't Ever Leave Me" 1929 - uncredited
Michael Bublé: Live from Mohegan Sun2004TV Movie documentary writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Music in the Air1934music: "School Prayer", "One More Dance", "I've Told Every Little Star", "There's a Hill Beyond a Hill", "I'm So Eager", "I'm Coming Home", "We Belong Together", "I'm Alone"
Acoustic Night Out: The Concert Series2004Video documentary music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Cat and the Fiddle1934music: "Impressions in a Harlem Flat" 1931, "She Didn't Say Yes" 1931, "A New Love is Old" 1931, "The Night Was Made for Love" 1931, "I Watched the Love Parade" 1931, "Poor Pierrot" 1931, "The Breeze Kissed Your Hair" 1931, "One Moment Alone" 1931, "Try to Forget" 1931, "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing" 1933, "Ha! Cha Cha" 1931, "The Crystal Candelabra" 1931 - uncredited
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sunny1930music: "The Hunt Dance" 1925, "I Was Alone" 1925, "When We Get Our Divorce" 1925, "Who?" 1925, "Sunny" 1925, "D'Ya Love Me?" 1925, "Two Little Love Birds" 1925 - uncredited
The Saddest Music in the World2003music: "The Song Is You" 1932, "The Song Is You - Cylinder Dirge Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Flashback Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Narcissa's Foxtrot Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - The Town Sings Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Lady's Salon Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Marching Band Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Klezmer Band Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Chester's Last Gasp Version" 1932, "The Song Is You - Roderick and Narcissa Version" 1932
Whoopee!1930music: "Ol' Man River" 1927 - uncredited
Anything Else2003writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee1930Short music: "Who?" 1925 - uncredited
The Movie Break2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back Pay1930music: "They Didn't Believe Me" 1914 - uncredited
What a Girl Wants2003writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
The Three Sisters1930music: "Lonely Feet", "Hand in Hand", "Keep Smiling", "I Won't Dance", "Roll on Rolling Road", "What Good Are Words", "You Are Doing Very Well"
Mulheres Apaixonadas2003TV Series music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Sally1929music: "Sally" 1920, "Look for the Silver Lining" 1920, "Wild Rose" 1920 - uncredited
Normal2003TV Movie writer: "Long Ago and Far Away"
Show Boat1929music: "C'mon Folks" Queenie's Ballyhoo 1927, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Hey, Feller!" 1927, "Bill" 1927, "Ol' Man River" 1927, "Why Do I Love You" 1927 - uncredited
Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar2002Video writer: "Just The Way You Look Tonight"
Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich1928Short music: "They Didn't Believe Me" - uncredited
Catch Me If You Can2002music: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Boat Trip2002writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Manna from Heaven2002music: "Just the Way You Look Tonight"
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven2002Video Game writer: "I'm Living In A Great Big Way"
Six Feet Under2002TV Series music - 1 episode
El cumple2002music: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - as Kern
Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew2002Documentary writer: "Why Was I Born"
The Cockettes2002Documentary writer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Dean Martin: That's Amore2001TV Movie music: "Ol' Man River"
Hearts in Atlantis2001music: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" 1933
Anja & Viktor2001writer: "All The Things You Are"
Mulholland Dr.2001writer: "I've Told Every Little Star"
Great Performances1989-2001TV Series music - 6 episodes
Everybody Loves Raymond2001TV Series music - 1 episode
What Women Want2000writer: "I Won't Dance"
The Family Man2000writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Young Americans2000TV Series writer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Histeria!1998-2000TV Series music - 6 episodes
Friends2000TV Series music - 1 episode
Love's Labour's Lost2000"The Way You Look Tonight" / music: "I Won't Dance"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Show Boat Story1989TV Movie documentary composer: "Show Boat"
Uncle Tom's Cabin1965composer: song "Ol' Man River"
Today1963TV Series 1 episode
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1957TV Series featuring the music of - 1 episode
Till the Clouds Roll By1946music composed by
Sunny1941composer: song "Who"
Joy of Living1938music by
Show Boat1936music by
I Dream Too Much1935music
Roberta1935music by
Sunny1930music by
Sally1929composer: Ziegfeld's musical comedy
Show Boat1929music: stage production

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roberta1969TV Movie play
Roberta1958TV Movie play
Show Boat1951based on the immortal musical play "Show Boat" by
Roberta1935from the play
Sweet Adeline1934by
Music in the Air1934play
The Cat and the Fiddle1934from the play by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Sticks: A Musical Journey2014Documentary
Song by Song1978-1979TV Series 2 episodes
Cover Girl1944
Swing Time1936
The Flame Within1935
Don't Turn My Picture to the Wall1913Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary grateful acknowledgment: to the extraordinary composers and lyricists
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary acknowledgement: the special style and content of the musical sequences were created by
That's Entertainment!1974acknowledgment: composer of the words and music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 91938Short documentaryHimself - Oscar Presenter
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee1930ShortHimself (as Mr. Jerome Kern)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1999TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1942OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongLady Be Good (1941)· Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
1937OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongSwing Time (1936)· Dorothy Fields (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongCentennial Summer (1946)· Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
1946OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongCan't Help Singing (1944)· E.Y. Harburg (lyrics)
1946OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureCan't Help Singing (1944)· Hans J. Salter
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongCover Girl (1944)· Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
1943OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongYou Were Never Lovelier (1942)· Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
1936OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongRoberta (1935)· Dorothy Fields (lyrics)
· Jimmy McHugh (lyrics)


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1The fact that the theatregoing public likes my music is no credit to me. There are many other composers who write better music that the public doesn't like.


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