Al Dubin

Lyricist, Singing waiter
Born: 06/10/1891 in Switzerland


Music (64)

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

("You Let Me Down") (Song)

Insidious 2011 (Movie)

("Tiptoe Through The Tulips") (Song)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Cathouse: The Musical 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

("Lullaby Of Broadway") (Song)

Ask the Dust 2006 (Movie)

("Dames") (Song)

Click 2006 (Movie)

("With Plenty of Money and You") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

("42nd Street") (Song)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

("Shanghai Lil") (Song)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 (Movie)

("Lulu's Back In Town") (Song)

Enough 2002 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("With Plenty Of Money And You") (Song)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("With Plenty of Money and You") (Song)

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes for You") (Song)

Sweet and Lowdown 1999 (Movie)

("Lulu's Back in Town") (Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me") (Song)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

("You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me") (Song)

Booty Call 1997 (Movie)

("We're in the Money") (Song)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

("We're in the Money") (Song)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

songs("We're in the Money" "I Only Have Eyes for You") (Song)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("With Plenty Of Money And You") (Song)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

("We're in the Money") (Song)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Heart and Souls 1993 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

("Lullaby of Broadway") (Song)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("Lullaby of Broadway") (Song)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish") (Song)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

The Sunset Gang 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("The Boulevard of Broken Dreams") (Song)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

("Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me") (Song)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

("Shuffle Off to Buffalo") (Song)

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

("Lulu's Back in Town") (Song)

Aloha Summer 1988 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

("We're in the Money") (Song)

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

("September in the Rain") (Song)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

songs("You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" "South American Way" "Lullaby of Broadway") (Song)

Not For Publication 1984 (Movie)

("You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me") (Song)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

("I Only Have Eyes For You") (Song)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

("Painting the Clouds With Sunshine") (Song)

Death Hunt 1980 (Movie)

("For You") (Song)

The Lady in Red 1978 (Movie)

("42nd Street") (Song)

Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 (Movie)

("Lullaby of Broadway") (Song)

The Jazz Singer 1953 (Movie)

("I'll String ALong With You") (Song)

Marked Woman 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Cain and Mabel 1935 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Gold Diggers of 1937 1935 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Go Into Your Dance 1934 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Gold Diggers of 1935 1934 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Wonder Bar 1933 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Footlight Parade 1932 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Gold Diggers of 1933 1932 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Evil Never Dies (TV Show)


In the Gloaming (TV Show)

Actor (1)

Go Into Your Dance 1934 (Movie)




from McClay's first marriage

Edwina Coolidge

married on February 23, 1943 divorced several months later

Simon Dubin


Minna Dubin


Patricia Dubin

born on November 26, 1922

Helen McClay

Roman Catholic married on March 19, 1921 had stormy relationship as Dubin was a gambler and drinker divorced


Northeast M.T. High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
attended for one semester; dropped out to pursue writing career

Perkiomen Seminary

Pennsburg , Pennsylvania
private school; enrolled in 1909 at father's urging; served as editor of school newspaper and yearbook; expelled in 1911



Revival of "42nd Street" produced on Broadway


Stage version of "42nd Street" (interpolating songs by Warren and Dubin) opened and won that year's Tony Award as Best Musical


Received third Academy Award nomination for the song "We Mustn't Say Goodbye" (music by James Monaco) used in the film "Stage Door Canteen"


Put lyrics to an instrumental by Victor Herbert and enjoyed a hit song with "Indian Summer", recorded by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra


Last collaborations with Warren, "Gold Diggers Go to Paris" and "Garden of the Moon"


Received second Oscar nomination for the song "Remember Me?" from "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air"


Won Best Song Academy Award for "Lullaby of Broadway" from the film "Gold Diggers of 1935"


With Warren, wrote the now classic song "I Only Have Eyes for You", used in "Dames"


First collaboration with composer Harry Warren, the now classic backstage musical "42nd Street"


Again teamed with Warren for both "Footlight Parade" and "Gold Diggers of 1933"


With Burke, wrote songs for the films "She Couldn't Say No" and "Hold Everything"


Reunited with Joe Burke to write the songs (including "Tiptoe Through the Tulips") for the early Technicolor film "Gold Diggers of Broadway"


First complete Broadway score, written in collaboration with composer Fred Coots, "White Lights"; ran for only 35 performances


First song interpolated into a Broadway production, "Sundown Brings Back Memories of You"; used in "Greenwich Village Follies of 1921"; also wrote special material for the show


Served in US Army during WWI; was exposed to mustard gas and suffered permanent lung damage


Had first hit song, "All the World Will Be Jealous of Me" (music by Ernest R. Ball)


Teamed with composer Joe Burke; moved to NYC


First two songs, "Prairie Rose" and "Sunray" published


Family moved from Switzerland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bonus Trivia


He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.