Edward Eliscu

born on 2/4/1902 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 18/6/1998 in Newton, CT, United States

Edward Eliscu

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Edward Eliscu
Born April 2 1902
New York City, New York
Died June 18 1998 (aged 96)
Newtown, Connecticut
Occupation Stage actor, songwriter

Edward Eliscu (April 2, 1902 June 18, 1998) was a lyricist, playwright, producer and actor.

Eliscu was born in New York City. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City (as a classmate of director George Cukor), and the City College of New York where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree. He then began acting in Broadway plays. Eliscu's first film score was with Vincent Youmans and Billy Rose for the film Great Day.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975. He died, aged 96, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Works

Selected film scores

  • "Lady Fingers"
  • "The Street Singer"
  • "A Little Racketeer"
  • "Frederika" (also librettist)
  • "Meet the People" (also producer)
  • "The Bankers Daughter"
  • "9:15 Revue"
  • "The Garrick Gaieties (1930)"
  • "The Little Show"
  • "Flying Down to Rio""

Selected hits

  • "Happy Because Im in Love"
  • "Ankle Up the Altar"
  • "Music Makes Me"
  • "Orchids in the Moonlight"
  • "Meet the People"
  • "A Fellow and A Girl"
  • "You Forgot Your Gloves"
  • "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree"
  • "More Than You Know"

Selected collaborators

  • Vincent Youmans
  • Billy Rose
  • Jay Gorney
  • Henry Myers
  • John Green
  • Gus Kahn
  • Vernon Duke
  • Manning Sherwin
  • Richard Myers
  • Ned Lehac
  • Billy Hill

External links

  • Edward Eliscu at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Edward Eliscu at the Internet Movie Database
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame
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