Jerome Kern

Composer
Celebrated composer of songs (from 1902) and Broadway scores (from 1912). Kern is probably best remembered for "Show Boat", which in fact ended a run of relatively unsuccessful stage works in 1927, and for the songs ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1885 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (120)

Meet Monica Velour 2011 (Movie)

("Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man") (Song)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("All The Things You Are") (Song)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

("Pick Yourself Up") (Song)

Somewhere 2010 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song)

Step Up 3-D 2010 (Movie)

"I Won't Dance" (Song)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

("I Won't Dance") (Song)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

"I'm Old Fashioned" (Song)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

("A Fine Romance") (Song)

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Ray 2004 (Movie)

("Yesterdays") (Song)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

("The Song Is You") (Song)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Diana Krall and Michael Feinstein 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

("They Didn't Believe Me") (Song)

Kitty Carlisle Hart: My Broadway Memories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

songs("I Won't Dance" "The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

("I Won't Dance") (Song)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

("You Couldn't be Cuter") (Song)

L' Ennui 1999 (Movie)

("Lovely to Look At") (Song)

October Sky 1999 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song)

Payback 1999 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

("The Folks Who Live on the Hill") (Song)

Tea With Mussolini 1999 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

songs("Lovely to Look At" "Can't Help Loving Dat Man") (Song)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

("Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man") (Song)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

("All the Things You Are") (Song)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

("Why Was I Born") (Song)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("Look for the Silver Lining") (Song)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

The Three Sopranos 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

("A Fine Romance") (Song)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

("Long Ago (and Far Away)") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

("Cleopatterer" from "Till the Clouds Roll By") (Music)

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

("The Song Is You") (Song)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

("Who") (Song)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

("Long Ago and Far Away") (Song)

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

The I Love America Concert 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Alice 1990 (Movie)

("I Dream Too Much") (Song)

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

("Ole' Man River") (Song)

Old Explorers 1990 (Movie)

("Old Man River") (Song)

Show Boat 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

The Show Boat Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Always 1989 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Kill Me Again 1989 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

song "All the Things You Are"(("Oedipus Wrecks")) (Song)

A Tribute to American Music: Jerome Kern 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Another Woman 1988 (Movie)

songs("Lovely to Look At" "A Fine Romance" "Make Believe) (Song)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

("Pick Yourself Up") (Song)

Evening at Pops (06/18/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Maureen McGovern on Stage at Wolf Trap 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

songs("I'm Old Fashioned" "Shorty George") (Song)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

("Sure Thing") (Song)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

September 1987 (Movie)

("Who") (Song)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

songs("I'm Old Fashioned" "The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

songs("Look For the Silver Lining" "Bill") (Song)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Newsfront 1979 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Communion 1978 (Movie)

("Can't Help Lovin Dat Man") (Song)

Yotzim Kavua 1978 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song)

Tracks 1977 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

("The Way You Look Tonight") (Song)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

(Song)

Fritz the Cat 1972 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Playing the Thing 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

A Safe Place 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Oh! What A Lovely War 1969 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Mingus 1968 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Helen Morgan Story 1957 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Last Time I Saw Paris 1954 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Cover Girl 1944 (Movie)

(Music)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Show Boat 1936 (Movie)

songs("Gallivantin' Around" "I Have the Room Above Her" "Ah Still Suits Me") (Song)

Swing Time 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Great Ziegfeld 1935 (Movie)

songs (Song)

I Dream Too Much 1934 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Roberta 1934 (Movie)

songs("Lovely to Look At" "I Won't Dance") (Song)

Centennial Summer (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Centennial Summer (Movie)

(Songwriter)

High, Wide and Handsome (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Joy of Living (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Joy of Living (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Lady Be Good (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Lush Life (TV Show)

Music

Pink Lightning (TV Show)

Song

Sally (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Song of Russia (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Sunny (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Man I Love (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Production Management (5)

Music in the Air (Movie)

(From Musical by)

Sally (Movie)

(From Musical by)

Show Boat (Movie)

(From Musical by)

Sunny (Movie)

(From Musical by)

Sweet Adeline (Movie)

(From Musical by)
Writer (4)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

("Roberta") (Play as Source Material)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

("Very Warm For May") (Play as Source Material)

Show Boat 1936 (Movie)

("Show Boat") (Play as Source Material)

Roberta 1934 (Movie)

("Roberta") (Play as Source Material)

Biography

Celebrated composer of songs (from 1902) and Broadway scores (from 1912). Kern is probably best remembered for "Show Boat", which in fact ended a run of relatively unsuccessful stage works in 1927, and for the songs "Ol' Man River" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". Although he was persuaded by actress Billie Burke to compose the accompaniment for "Gloria's Romance" (1916), Kern's next work directly for film was not until 1930. He settled in Hollywood in 1934, adapting his musicals for the screen as well as composing some wonderful original scores (e.g. the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire musical, "Swing Time" 1936). The MGM musical biopic "Till the Cloud Roll By" (1946) was a highly glamorized and somewhat fictionalized retelling of the life of one of the most important composers in the history of popular music.

Relationships

Henry Kern

Father

Fannie Kern

Mother

Elizabeth Kern

Daughter

Eva Kern

Wife
British married in 1910

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