Lorenz Hart

Lyricist, Librettist
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Born: 05/02/1895 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (133)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

("The Blue Room") (Song)

The Last Stand 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Moon Revisited-Song for Elvis") (Song)

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

("Spring Is Here") (Song)

Jack Goes Boating 2010 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("Bewitched") (Song)

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

("My Romance") (Song)

A Single Man 2009 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

The Answer Man 2009 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

("Bewitched") (Song)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("With A Song In My Heart") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

("Where Or When") (Song)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

("Bewitched") (Song)

Black Filmmaker Showcase 2005 (Tv Show)

Song

Capote 2005 (Movie)

("Easy To Remember") (Song)

The Bad News Bears 2005 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

It Runs in the Family 2003 (Movie)

("Where Or When") (Song)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Bewitched") (Song)

God is Great, I'm Not 2002 (Movie)

("I Didn't Know What Time it Was") (Song)

Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

("Manhattan") (Song)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Amélie 2001 (Movie)

("With a Song in My Heart") (Song)

Domestic Disturbance 2001 (Movie)

("Isn't it Romantic") (Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

("Where or When") (Song)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Mountain Greenery") (Song)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

("My Heart Stood Still") (Song)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

("Glad to be Unhappy") (Song)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

("It Never Entered My Mind") (Song)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

("It Never Entered My Mind") (Song)

Superstar 1999 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine") (Song)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

("Where Or When") (Song)

Dante's Peak 1997 (Movie)

("Blue Moon Revisited") (Song)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

("I Could Write a Book") (Song)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("The Lady Is a Tramp") (Song)

Love! Valour! Compassion! 1997 (Movie)

("Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered") (Song)

Selena 1997 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

songs("You Took Advantage of Me" "Isn't it Romantic "Where or When") (Song)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

("Mimi") (Song)

High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

("Isn't it Romantic") (Song)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

words and music("Where Or When") (Music)

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

("I Didn't know What Time it Was") (Song)

The Neon Bible 1996 (Movie)

song composer("My Romance") (Composer)

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

lyrics("Hollywood Party" from "Hollywood Party" "Where or When" from "Words and Music" "I wish I Were in Love Again" from "Words and Music") (Theme Lyrics)

When A Man Loves A Woman 1994 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine") (Song)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

("I Didn't Know What Time it Was") (Song)

Malice 1993 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine") (Song)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

("Have You Met Miss Jones") (Song)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

music composer("Blue Moon") (Composer)

Michael Feinstein & Friends 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

("My Romance") (Song)

Broken Noses 1991 (Movie)

("Little Girl Blue") (Song)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Late For Dinner 1991 (Movie)

("Bewitched") (Song)

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

True Colors 1991 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Where the Heart Is 1990 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

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

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic?") (Song)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

("Dancing on the Ceiling") (Song)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

("Lover") (Song)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

From Song("Blue Moon") (Song)

Jacksonville Jazz IX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Keith Jarrett: Standards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine" "She Was too Good to Me") (Song)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

songs("Ten Cents a Dance" "My Funny Valentine") (Song)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

songs("Where or When" "I Could Write a Book" "Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Biloxi Blues 1988 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Surrender 1987 (Movie)

lyrics("It Never Entered My Mind") (Theme Lyrics)

Children of A Lesser God 1986 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

("Bewitched" "Where Or When" "You Are Too Beautiful" "Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Haunted Honeymoon 1986 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic") (Song)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

songs("Lover" "Isn't it Romantic") (Song)

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

lyrics("Isn't It Romantic") (Theme Lyrics)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

("You Took Advantage of Me") (Song)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

music extract("Isn't It Romantic?") (Music)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("Where Or When") (Theme Lyrics)

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("Manhattan") (Theme Lyrics)

An American Werewolf in London 1981 (Movie)

lyrics("Blue Moon") (Theme Lyrics)

Four Friends 1981 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

lyrics("Isn't It Romantic?") (Theme Lyrics)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

songs("Isn't It Romantic?" "It's Easy to Remember") (Song)

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine") (Song)

The Dollar Bottom 1980 (Movie)

("Isn't This Romantic?") (Song)

Valentine 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("Isn't It Romantic?") (Song)

Players 1979 (Movie)

("Glad to Be Unhappy") (Song)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song)

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 (Movie)

("Where or When") (Song)

A New Kind of Love 1962 (Movie)

("Mimi") (Song)

Billy Rose's Jumbo 1961 (Movie)

from musical, lyrics (Music)

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

from musical("Pal Joey" (lyrics)) (Music)

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

songs("Bewitched" "Bothered and Bewildered" "I Could Write A Book" "Zip" "What Is A Man?" "What Do I Care for A Dame?" That Terrific Rainbow" "My Funny Valentine" "The Lady Is A Tramp" "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" "There's A Small Hotel") (Song)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

("Mimi", lyrics) (Song)

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 (Movie)

("My Funny Valentine", lyrics) (Song)

Love Me or Leave Me 1955 (Movie)

("Ten Cents A Dance", lyrics) (Song)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

("You Took Advantage of Me", lyrics) (Song)

Sabrina 1954 (Movie)

from musical, lyrics (Music)

The Jazz Singer 1953 (Movie)

("Lover", lyrics) (Song)

Words and Music 1948 (Movie)

from musical, lyrics (Music)

The Boys From Syracuse 1939 (Movie)

from musical, lyrics (Music)

Too Many Girls 1939 (Movie)

from musical, lyrics (Music)

Babes in Arms 1938 (Movie)

from musical("Babes in Arms", lyrics) (Music)

Fools for Scandal (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Fools for Scandal (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Phantom President (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Writer (1)

I Married an Angel (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Music aficionados are generally divided into two camps when discussing the work of composer Richard Rodgers. There are those who feel his best work was written in collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II, especially as the pair are credited with re-inventing and re-structuring the musical comedy form from the early 1940s through the 1950s. Then, there are the partisans of Rodgers' work with lyricist Lorenz Hart, a partnership that yielded songs noted more for their emotional content than for psychological depth.

Relationships

Theodore van Wyck Hart

Brother
married to the former Dorothy Lubow had son named Lorenz

James Hart

Brother
born 1892 died in infancy

Max Hertz

Father
held various jobs emigrated to America from Hamburg in 1878 at age 12 Anglicized surname to Hart married Hart's mother on November 6, 1886 died October 9, 1928

Frieda Hertz

Mother
German died April 23, 1943

EDUCATION

Columbia Grammar School

New York , New York

De Witt Clinton High School

New York , New York

Columbia University School of Journalism

New York , New York
transferred in 1915; began writing varsity shows

Milestones

1942

Last feature work, contributed song "The Girl I Love to Leave Behind" to "Stage Door Canteen"

1942

Final collaboration with Rodgers, oversaw Broadway revival of "A Connecticut Yankee"; wrote new songs including "To Keep My Love Alive", which is believed to be their last completed collaboration

1940

Final feature score, "They Met in Argentina"

1938

"The Boys From Syracuse" opened

1938

Stage version of "I Married an Angel" premiered

1935

Had Broadway success with score for Billy Rose's "Jumbo", starring Jimmy Durante

1933

Worked with Moss Hart on unproduced musical film "I Married an Angel"

1933

Moved to United Artists to score "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!"

1933

Wrote songs for second Paramount feature, "The Phantom President", starring George M Cohan

1932

Hired by Paramount to score "Love Me Tonight", starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald

1930

First feature film adaptation of a Rodgers and Hart show, "Leathernecking" (based on "Present Arms")

1929

Contributed four songs to the feature "Follow Thru" (1930); only one, "I'm Hard to Find", used in final film

1927

Had big success with stage musical "A Connecticut Yankee"

1925

With Rodgers, co-wrote score for the "Garrick Gaieties"; had first hit song "Manhattan"

1920

First professional show, "Poor Little Ritz Girl"; show opened in Boston but was substantially revised before it moved to Broadway; Rodgers and Hart's score was supplemented by works by Sigmund Romberg and Alex Gerber

1919

Wrote first song with Rodgers, "Any Old Place With You"; performed in Broadway show "A Lonely Romeo"

1919

Contributed to first Columbia University varsity show

1919

Collaborated with Arthur Schwartz; wrote camp songs

1917

Met Richard Rodgers (date approximate)

1916

Wrote first lyrics for a show; adapted German songs into English for Gustave Amberg

1912

Made first visit to Europe

1911

Earliest surving verse, a poem written in honor of his parents twenty-fith wedding anniversary

1908

Made first stage appearances as actor at Weingart Institute, a summer camp in the Catskills

Had two hits on Broadway, "On Your Toes" and "Babes in Arms"

Contracted to write scores for three films for First National; first film "The Hot Heiress" (1931) was box-office failure; contract subsequently cancelled by mutual consent

Bonus Trivia

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"Unfortunately, I never knew Larry Hart--I never met him--but when I I was growing up, I became aware of the tremendous impact of this man on lyric writing. A lot of people thought he overrhymed. I don't think he did. I think he invented some of the most fantastic new rhymes I have ever heard. The psychology of analyzing this man in his lyrics convinces me he was the minstrel of masochism.Part of it is that in the twenties and thirties it was not what it is today, which is the Age of the Uglies ... Larry was a little gnome and consequently he thought--and this is just a theory--but certainly in all his work was 'I hate me.' It was 'beat me.' It was 'I'm no good.' ... These were the theme songs of this man's life. ... Every lyric has some masochism, every single one." --Jerome Lawrence quoted in "Rodgers and Hart: Bewitched, Bothered and Bedeviled" by Samuel Marx and Jan Clayton (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1976).

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