Jule Styne

Composer, Producer, Music publisher
Brilliant, prolific tunesmith who, over the course of a nearly 75-year long career, composed 2000 songs, published 1500 of them and had somewhere around 200 of them become enormous hits or later song standards.
Born: 12/31/1905 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (121)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

("I Fall In Love Too Easily") (Song)

Love, Rosie 2015 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song)

Roar 2015 (Movie)

("It's Been a Long Long Time") (Music)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

("It's Been A Long, Long Time") (Song)

Method To The Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Music

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

("It'S Been A Long, Long Time") (Song)

Arthur Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("Make Someone Happy") (Song)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

("The Christmas Waltz") (Song)

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

"Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix)" (Song)

Julie & Julia 2009 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

College Road Trip 2008 (Movie)

("People") (Song)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

"Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" (Song)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

("I'll Walk Alone") (Song)

Silence Becomes You 2006 (Movie)

("I Fall In Love Too Easily") (Song)

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Don't Rain On My Parade") (Song)

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

Dummy 2003 (Movie)

("My Own Morning") (Music)

The AMC Project: Gay Hollywood 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

("Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") (Song)

Peter Pan Starring Cathy Rigby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

("The Closer You Are") (Song)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

("Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") (Song)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

("Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow") (Song)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Just In Time") (Song)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

("Don't Rain On My Parade") (Song)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

("It's Been a Long, Long Time") (Song)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("Just in Time") (Song)

Superstar 1999 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

The Sixth Sense 1999 (Movie)

("I Fall In Love Too Easily") (Song)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

("Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night in the Week") (Song)

Jane Russell 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

A Simple Wish 1997 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

Home Alone 3 1997 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

songs("Everything's Coming Up Roses" "People") (Song)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song)

Hearts Afire 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Music

Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

("Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") (Song)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

("Make Someone Happy") (Song)

Michael Feinstein & Friends 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

("Three Coins in the Fountain") (Song)

29th Street 1991 (Movie)

("Just in Time") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("I'll Walk Alone") (Song)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

songs("Rose's Turn" "Some People") (Song)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("People") (Song)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song)

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

Song

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

("Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)") (Song)

Tony Bennett 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Baryshnikov on Broadway 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Evening at Pops (07/11/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 (Movie)

("Three Coins in the Fountain") (Song)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("I Don't Want to Walk Without You") (Song)

Rhosyn a Rhith 1987 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

("I've Heard That Song Before") (Song)

Porky's II: The Next Day 1983 (Movie)

("Three Coins in the Fountain") (Music)

Brooklyn Bridge 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Frances 1982 (Movie)

("Million Dollar Baby") (Song)

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

("Everything's Coming Up Roses") (Song)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("Bye Bye Baby") (Song)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

("Three Coins in the Fountain") (Music)

Blue Sunshine 1979 (Movie)

("Just in Time") (Song)

Thieves 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

songs("Sunday" "I've Heard That Song Before") (Song)

Funny Girl 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Funny Girl 1968 (Movie)

songs("People" "Don't Rain On My Parade" "I'm The Greatest Star" "Sadie, Sadie" "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" "You Are Woman, I Am Man" "If A Girl Isn't Pretty" "Funny Girl" "The Swan" "Roller Skate Rag") (Song)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

songs("I Think That You and I Should Get Acquainted" "Musical Extravaganza") (Song)

Gypsy 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Bells Are Ringing 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Ruggles of Red Gap 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Song

How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 (Movie)

songs (Song)

My Sister Eileen 1955 (Movie)

songs("Give Me A Band and My Baby" "It's Bigger Than You and Me" "There's Nothing Like Love" "As Soon As They See Eileen" "I'm Great" "Conga" "Atmosphere") (Song)

Living It Up 1954 (Movie)

songs("How Do You Speak to an Angel" "That's What I Like" "Every Street's A Boulevard in Old New York" "Money Burns A Hole in My Pocket" "You're Gonna Dance With Me Baby" "Champagne and Wedding Cake") (Song)

Living It Up 1954 (Movie)

from musical("Hazel Flagg") (Music)

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Anchors Aweigh 1945 (Movie)

("I Fall in Love Too Easily") (Music)

Let's Face It 1942 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Priorities on Parade 1941 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Youth on Parade 1941 (Movie)

("I've Heard That Song Before") (Music)

Hit Parade of 1941 1939 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Beyond the Blue Horizon (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Casanova in Burlesque (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Coins in the Fountain (TV Show)

Song

Diamonds! (TV Show)

Song

Double Dynamite (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Gypsy (TV Show)

Music

Henry Aldrich Swings It (Movie)

(Songwriter)

It's a Great Feeling (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Knickerbocker Holiday (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Ladies' Man (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Meet Me After the Show (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Pack up Your Troubles (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Romance on the High Seas (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Ruggles of Red Gap (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Slightly Honorable (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Step Lively (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The House Across the Bay (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Tonight and Every Night (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Actor (2)

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Anything Goes 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Brilliant, prolific tunesmith who, over the course of a nearly 75-year long career, composed 2000 songs, published 1500 of them and had somewhere around 200 of them become enormous hits or later song standards.

Relationships

Margaret Ann Bissett Brown

Wife
married on June 4, 1962 born in England survived him

Anna Stein

Mother

Katharine Styne

Daughter

Claire Bregman

Sister
younger sister survived him

Ethel Rubinstein

Wife
married on August 9, 1926 divorced in 1951 originally from Chicago

Isadore Stein

Father
owned a butter-and-egg store

Nicholas Styne

Son
with APA married to Kelly Schumann mother, Margaret Brown survived him

Norton Styne

Son
mother Ethel Rubinstein survived him

Stanley Styne

Son
mother Ethel Rubinstein

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1927 - 1931

Chicago College of Music

Chicago , Illinois

Milestones

1994

Only weeks before his death, revised the score of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" by including a new song, "A Ride on a Rainbow", for a revival to be staged at the Goodspeed Opera in East Haddam, CT

1993

Final Broadway show, "The Red Shoes", a musicalized revamp of the famous 1948 British film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; Styne wrote much, though not all, of the music; show closed shortly after opening

1990

Performed his song, "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", written for "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", alongside Carol Channing at the benefit show, "Night of 100 Stars III", staged at Radio City Music Hall

1987

Received tribute at Broadway's St. James Theatre; broadcast on PBS as an installment of "Great Performances" called "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne"

1980

Wrote music for Broadway show, "One Night Stand"

1974

Wrote songs for Broadway show, "Lorelei"

1972

Wrote music for Broadway musical comedy, "Sugar"

1969

Wrote songs for Broadway musical, "Look to the Lillies"

1968

Wrote music for Broadway show, "Darling of the Day"

1967

Opened 18th Broadway musical, "Hallelujah, Baby!"

1964

Enjoyed another major Broadway hit with "Funny Girl"; also had another musical, "Fade Out, Fade In", which played a very respectable nine months

1962

Co-founded On Stage Productions (with Lester Osterman)

1960

Had two less-than-successful Broadway shows, "Do Re Mi" and "Subways Are for Sleeping"

1959

Collaborated once with Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics to Styne's music for the Broadway musical, "Gypsy"

1958

Wrote music for the Broadway musical, "Say, Darling"

1957

Debut as TV producer, "Anything Goes"

1957

Composed first TV score, "Ruggles of Red Gap"

1956

End of collaboration with lyricst Sammy Cahn, who went on to team up with composer James Van Heusen

1956

Collaborated again with Comden and Green on the Broadway musical, "Bells Are Ringing"

1955

Composed songs for last original movie musicals, "How to Be Very, Very Popular" and "My Sister Eileen"; Styne's movie musicals hereafter would be adaptations of his Broadway successes

1954

Debut as TV producer, "Anything Goes"

1954

Added songs (in collaboration with Betty Comden and Adolph Green) to the successful Broadway musical, "Peter Pan", shortly before its opening

1953

Wrote the music for the Broadway musical, "Hazel Flagg"

1951

First collaboration with lyricist-librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, "Two on the Aisle", a revue starring Dolores Gray and Bert Lahr

1950

Debut as Broadway producer, "Make a Wish"

1949

Teamed up with lyricist Leo Robin for the successful Broadway musical, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

1947

First Broadway musical, the landmark, "High Button Shoes", with lyrics by Cahn and choreography by Jerome Robbins

1943

Wrote first music for Broadway, contributing material to "Glad to See You"

1941

Received first of eight Oscar nominations for Best Song, "It Seems I Heard That Song Before", from the Republic picture, "Youth on Parade"; song's lyrics written by Sammy Cahn

1941

Began collaboration with lyricist Sammy Cahn (date approximate)

1938

Collaborated on first film score, "Hold That Co-Ed"

1937

Went to Hollywood to work at 20th Century-Fox as music arranger and vocal coach for Alice Faye and Shirley Temple

1936

Moved to New York and got a job as conductor and vocal coach for Broadway singing star Harry Richman (date approximate)

1931

Organized and led own band

1926

Composed a song, "Sunday", supposedly to impress a young woman, which went on to become his first hit

1924

Graduated from high school and began playing piano with Edgar Benson's orchestra (date approximate)

1922

Commissioned by teenaged Mike Todd to write first song, "The Moth and the Flame", at age 16 for a musical act Todd was putting together (date approximate)

1914

Child prodigy who performed as piano soloist with Chicago Symphony at age eight; also performed with the St. Louis and Detroit symphonies before the age of ten

1912

Emigrated to the U.S. From London's East End with his family at age six

1909

Went with family at age three to see legendary Scottish music hall entertainer Harry Lauder; surprised audience when he jumped up on stage and started singing a song (date approximate)

Performed with Ben Pollack's band, which at times in the late 1920s included such musicians as Benny Goodman, Charlie Spivak and Glenn Miller

Worked for a time for Republic Pictures, composing songs for a number of B musicals including "Melody and Moonlight" (1940), "Sailors on Leave" (1941) and "Thumbs Up" (1943)

Bonus Trivia

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Co-produced, with Sammy Cahn, the revival of "Pal Joey" which won the New York Film Drama Critics Circle Award in 1951/52

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In 1959 Styne received the following tribute, which was read aloud and entered into the Congressional Record: "The lives of Americans throughout our land as well as the lives of the people throughout the corners of the world have been enriched by the artistry and genius of Jule Styne."

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Styne was elected to Songwriters Hall of Fame (1972)

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He was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame (1981).

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Styne was a board member for review of ASCAP (1963-64).

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