Howard Dietz

Newspaperman, Publicist, Lyricist
Head of publicity for MGM from its inception, allegedly responsible for devising the howling lion logo and the studio's motto, "Ars Gratia Artis. " Also a successful lyricist, chiefly in collaboration with composer ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1896 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (16)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

("You And The Night And The Music") (Song)

From Broadway: Fosse 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Amélie 2001 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Dark") (Song)

Hannibal 2001 (Movie)

("That's Entertainment) (Song)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

("Haunted Heart") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

lyrics("Feelin' High" from "Hollywood Party") (Theme Lyrics)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

("Haunted Heart") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/16/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Dark") (Song)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

("I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan") (Song)

That's Entertainment Part 2 1976 (Movie)

special lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Telephone Book 1970 (Movie)

("Something to Remember You By") (Song)

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

songs("That's Entertainment" "A Shine On Your Shoes" "Dancing In the Dark" "Triplets") (Song)

Torch Song 1952 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Love 1926 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

Hollywood Party 1934 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Hollywood Party 1934 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Head of publicity for MGM from its inception, allegedly responsible for devising the howling lion logo and the studio's motto, "Ars Gratia Artis. " Also a successful lyricist, chiefly in collaboration with composer Arthur Schwartz.

Relationships

Lucinda Ballard

Wife
married July 31, 1951

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York, New York

Milestones

1940

Appointed MGM's vice president in charge of publicity

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