Arthur Freed

Producer, Lyricist, Vaudevillian
Popular songwriter--notably in collaboration with Nacio Herb Brown--who joined MGM with the advent of sound and produced virtually every great Hollywood musical of the 1940s and 50s. Freed gathered around him such ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1894 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Music (71)

Planet 51 2009 (Movie)

("Singing In The Rain") (Song)

Lust, Caution 2007 (Movie)

("You Were Meant For Me") (Song)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

("Good Morning") (Song)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

("I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin'") (Song)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

"Je Chante Sous La Pluie"(French Adaptation of "Singin' in the Rain") (Song)

We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

("Should I") (Song)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

("Singin' in the Rain") (Lyrics)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

("Singin' In The Rain") (Song)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

("Going Hollywood") (Song)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

("Good Morning") (Song)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Lucas With the Lid Off") (Song)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

("Singin' in the Rain") (Song)

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

("Temptation") (Song)

The Object of My Affection 1998 (Movie)

("You Were Meant For Me") (Song)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

("Temptation") (Song)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

("Temptations") (Song)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

("Beautiful Girl") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

lyrics("Singin' in the Rain" from "Hollywood Revue of 1929" "Follow in My Footsteps/ Your Broadway and My Broadway/ Broadway Rhythm" from "Broadway Melody of 1938" "Good Morning" from "Babes in Arms" "Fit as a Fiddle" from "Singin in the Rain" "You Are My (Theme Lyrics)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("Broadway Melody") (Song)

What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

("Singin' in the Rain") (Song)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

lyrics("Fit As a Fiddle" "Singin' in the Rain" "You Were Meant For Me" "Make 'Em Laugh" "Good Morning" "Broadway Melody" "Broadway Rhythm" "You Are My Lucky Star") (Theme Lyrics)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

("All I Do Dream of You") (Song)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

("Singin' in the Rain") (Song)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

("Temptation") (Song)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

("Singin' In The Rain") (Song)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

("Singing In The Rain") (Lyrics)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

That's Entertainment Part 2 1976 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Lucky Lady 1975 (Movie)

lyrics("All I Do Is Dream of You") (Theme Lyrics)

Smile 1975 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

lyrics("Make 'em Laugh") (Theme Lyrics)

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

A Clockwork Orange 1971 (Movie)

("Singin' In The Rain" from the MGM Picture) (Song)

Drive, He Said 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Boy Friend 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

("I Cried For You") (Song)

Love Me or Leave Me 1955 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

(Lyrics)

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis 1952 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Undercurrent 1946 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Babes in Arms 1938 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

After the Thin Man 1935 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Broadway Melody of 1936 1935 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Devil Is a Sissy 1935 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

San Francisco 1935 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

A Night at the Opera 1934 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

China Seas 1934 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Hide-Out 1933 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Dancing Lady 1932 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Big Broadcast 1931 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Broadway Melody of 1938 (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Going Hollywood (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Hold Your Man (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Hold Your Man (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Montana Moon (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Pagan Love Song (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Sadie McKee (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Stage Mother (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Broadway Melody (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Broadway Melody (Movie)

(Lyricist)

The Pagan (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Those Three French Girls (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Yolanda and the Thief (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Ziegfeld Follies (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Producer (44)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Light in the Piazza 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bells Are Ringing 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gigi 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

It's Always Fair Weather 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brigadoon 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crisis 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Words and Music 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Harvey Girls 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cabin in the Sky 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

Babes in Arms 1938 (Movie)

(Producer)

Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

(Producer)

Babes on Broadway (Movie)

(Producer)

Best Foot Forward (Movie)

(Producer)

Du Barry Was a Lady (Movie)

(Producer)

For Me and My Gal (Movie)

(Producer)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

(Producer)

Good News (Movie)

(Producer)

Lady Be Good (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Nellie Kelly (Movie)

(Producer)

Pagan Love Song (Movie)

(Producer)

Panama Hattie (Movie)

(Producer)

Royal Wedding (Movie)

(Producer)

Show Boat (Movie)

(Producer)

Strike up the Band (Movie)

(Producer)

Summer Holiday (Movie)

(Producer)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Movie)

(Producer)

The Barkleys of Broadway (Movie)

(Producer)

The Belle of New York (Movie)

(Producer)

The Clock (Movie)

(Producer)

Till the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

(Producer)

Yolanda and the Thief (Movie)

(Producer)

Ziegfeld Follies (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

voice dubbing(Leon Ames' singing voice) (Voice)

Biography

Popular songwriter--notably in collaboration with Nacio Herb Brown--who joined MGM with the advent of sound and produced virtually every great Hollywood musical of the 1940s and 50s. Freed gathered around him such luminaries as Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Syd Charisse, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and produced classic films including the all-black "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), "On The Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Silk Stockings" (1957).

Relationships

Lucille Bremer Actor

Companion
involved in the early 1940s

Ralph Freed

Brother
born 1907

Walter Freed

Brother

Ruth Freed

Sister

Renee Klein

Wife

Barbara Freed Saltzman Actor

Daughter

Milestones

1963

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1939

Associate producer "The Wizard of Oz"

1929

Film lyricist MGM

1923

Hit song writer "I Cried For You"

Bonus Trivia

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Decorated the Chevalier of French Legion d'Honneur.

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