Ted Koehler

born on 14/7/1894 in Washington, DC, MD, United States

died on 17/1/1973 in Santa Monica, CA, United States

Ted Koehler

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Ted Koehler
Born July 14 1894
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Died January 17 1973 (aged 78)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupations Lyricist
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Harold Arlen, Rube Bloom, Sammy Fain

Ted L. Koehler (July 14, 1894 January 17, 1973) was an American lyricist.

Life and career

Koehler was born in Washington, D.C. He started out as a photo-engraver but was attracted to the music business, where he started out as a theater pianist for silent films. He moved on to write for vaudeville shows and Broadway, and he also produced nightclub shows. His most famous collaboration was with the composer Harold Arlen, with whom he wrote many famous songs from the 1920s through the 1940s. The two wrote for Broadway, for productions at the Cotton Club, and for Hollywood films. Koehler also worked with other composers, including Rube Bloom and Sammy Fain.

Koehler died in Santa Monica, California.


  • "Animal Crackers in My Soup"
  • "As Long as I Live" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" - music by Rube Bloom
  • "Get Happy" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "I Can't Face the Music" - music by Rube Bloom
  • "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Ill Wind" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "I'm Shooting High"
  • "I've Got My Fingers Crossed" - music by Jimmy McHugh
  • "I've Got The World On A String" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Let's Fall In Love" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Sing My Heart" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Spreadin' Rhythm Around" - music by Jimmy McHugh
  • "Stormy Weather" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "When the Sun Comes Out" - music by Harold Arlen
  • "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" - with Harry Barris and Billy Moll

Work on Broadway

  • Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1932 (1932) - revue - co-composer and co-lyricist with Harold Arlen
  • Say When (1934) - Musical - lyricist
  • Now I Know (1944) - Musical - lyricist

External links

  • Ted Koehler at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Ted Koehler. Find a Grave.
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