Burton Lane

Composer, Songwriter, Pianist
Burton Lane produced music that was featured in many Hollywood productions. In 1933, he signed with Irving Berlin's music publishing company. In 1929, he teamed with lyricist Howard Dietz for the Broadway revue "Three's ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1912 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (26)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Old Devil Moon") (Song)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

("Old Devil Moon") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

("How About You" from "Babes on Broadway") (Music)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("I Hear Music") (Song)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

("How About You") (Song)

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

("The Lady's in Love With You" "Says My Heart") (Song)

Heidi's Song 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

("The Lady's in Love With You") (Song)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Finian's Rainbow 1968 (Movie)

songs("How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" "Look to the Rainbow" "That Old Devil Moon" "If This Isn't Love" "Something Sort of Grandish" "The Be-Gat" "This Time of Year" "The Great Come and Get It Day" "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" "When the Idle Poor (Song)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Money From Home 1953 (Movie)

("Moments Like This") (Song)

She Married a Cop 1938 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Babes on Broadway (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Babes on Broadway (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Double or Nothing (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Her Husband Lies (Movie)

(Songwriter)

King of Gamblers (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Royal Wedding (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Seven Sweethearts (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Cardboard Lover (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Actor (4)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Musical Comedy Tonight 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Affair in Havana 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Burton Lane produced music that was featured in many Hollywood productions. In 1933, he signed with Irving Berlin's music publishing company. In 1929, he teamed with lyricist Howard Dietz for the Broadway revue "Three's A Crowd." In 1947, he teamed with E.Y. "Yip" Harburg for the musical "Finan's Rainbow." He collaborated with Michael Feinstein on two albums in the early 1990s and accompanied him on piano. Lane began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "She Married a Cop" (1939). He followed this honor with songs in "Thousands Cheer" (1944), the musical comedy "Give a Girl a Break" (1953) with Marge Champion and the Dean Martin sports comedy "Money From Home" (1953). He also appeared in the comedy adaptation "Jupiter's Darling" (1955) with Esther Williams. He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Babes on Broadway" in 1941. . Lane was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Royal Wedding" in 1951. In the sixties and the eighties, Lane's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Tony Randall adaptation "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1960), "Finian's Rainbow" (1968) with Fred Astaire and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1970) with Barbra Streisand. His work was also in the Sissy Spacek drama "Raggedy Man" (1981). Lane's music was also featured in the Robin Williams fantastical comedy "The Fisher King" (1991), the Albert Finney drama "Rich in Love" (1993) and "Excess Baggage" (1997). Lane was most recently credited in the comedy "Small Time Crooks" (2000) with Woody Allen. Lane passed away in January 1997 at the age of 85.

Relationships

Elizabeth Kaye

Step-Daughter
survived him

Hillary Kaye

Step-Daughter
survived him

Peggy Kaye

Step-Daughter
survived him

Lynn Lane

Wife
second wife survived him

Diana Lane

Daughter
mother Marion Seamon survived him

Lazarus Levy

Father

Frances Levy

Mother

Marion Seaman

Wife
married in 1935 divorced mother to Diana

EDUCATION

High School of Commerce

New York , New York
played the viola and cello in school orchestra; dropped out of high school

Formally studied the piano with Simon Bucharoff

Milestones

1979

Last Broadway production "Carmelina"

1947

Teamed with E.Y. "Yip" Harburg for the musical "Finan's Rainbow"

1940

First show where he wrote complete score "Hold On To Your Hats"

1933

Signed with Irving Berlin's music publishing company

1933

First movie credit "Everything I Have Is Yours"

1929

Teamed with lyricist Howard Dietz for the Broadway revue "Three's A Crowd"

Musical career began at the age of 15 under the employment of Remick Music as Tin Pan Alley song plugger

Collaborated with Michael Feinstein on two albums in the early 1990s and accompanied him on piano

Bonus Trivia

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Member of ASCAP since 1933

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Served on ASCAP's board from 1985-96

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President of the American Guild of Authurs and Composers (now Songwriters Guild).

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Received Academy Award nominations for "How About You" (1941), "Babes On Broadway" (1942) and "Too Late Now" (1951).

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Inducted into the songwriters Hall of Fame

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