Mack Gordon

Lyricist, Singer, Comedian
Academy Award-winning musician Mack Gordon was truly a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He began his career performing as a boy soprano in minstrel shows. In 1940, he began a long collaboration with composer ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1904 in Poland

Filmography

Music (89)

Accidental Love 2015 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song)

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

("Chica Chica Boom Chic") (Song)

Just Wright 2010 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("Did You Ever See A Dream Walking") (Song)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

("Blue Tahitian Moon") (Song)

My Mom's New Boyfriend 2007 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Just My Luck 2006 (Movie)

((I"ve Got A Gal) In Kalamazoo) (Song)

Phat Girlz 2006 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Young") (Song)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song)

It Runs in the Family 2003 (Movie)

("You'll Never Know") (Song)

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

("You'll Never Know") (Song)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

("Serenade In Blue") (Song)

High Heels and Low Lives 2001 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

("You'll Never Know") (Song)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

Buena Vista Social Club 1999 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choochoo") (Song)

Election 1999 (Movie)

("With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming") (Song)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

("Did You Ever See a Dream Walking") (Song)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

("May I?") (Song)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

Kissing A Fool 1998 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Love Is the Devil 1998 (Movie)

("Time on My Hands") (Song)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

songs("I'm Making Believe" "I Had the Craziest Dream") (Song)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

songs("You'll Never Know" "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" "You Make Me Feel So Young" "Serenade in Blue") (Song)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

songs("I Had the Craziest Dream" "You'll Never Know" "The More I See You" "You Make Me Feel So Young" "There's a Lull in My Life") (Song)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You" "At Last") (Song)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

The Misadventures of Margaret 1997 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

The Neon Bible 1996 (Movie)

song composer("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Composer)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

lyrics("A Lady Loves" from "I Love Melvin") (Theme Lyrics)

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

("(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo") (Song)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

("Goodnight My Love") (Song)

The Cemetery Club 1993 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

Love Potion #9 1992 (Movie)

songs("The More I See You" "Serenade in Blue") (Song)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

("The More I See You" "I Had the Craziest Dream") (Song)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

("(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo") (Song)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

("You Can't Say No to a Soldier") (Song)

29th Street 1991 (Movie)

("(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo") (Song)

Another You 1991 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

("I Wish I Knew") (Song)

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken 1991 (Movie)

("On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City") (Song)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

("I Know Why (And So Do You)") (Song)

Keith Jarrett: Standards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

("The More I See You") (Song)

Lady in White 1988 (Movie)

("Did You Ever See a Dream Walking") (Song)

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("You'll Never Know") (Song)

The Puppetoon Movie 1987 (Movie)

("Did You Ever See a Dream Walking") (Song)

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

("Good Morning Glory") (Song)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

("Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?") (Song)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("My Heart Tells Me") (Song)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("At Last") (Song)

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

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song)

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 (Movie)

("You'll Never Know") (Song)

Bundle of Joy 1956 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Glenn Miller Story 1954 (Movie)

songs("I Know Why" "Chattanooga Choo Choo") (Song)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

("You, My Love") (Song)

I Love Melvin 1953 (Movie)

songs("A Lady Loves" "Saturday Afternoon Before the Game" "I Wanna Wander" "We Have Never Met As of Yet" "Life Has Its Funny Little Ups and Downs" "Where Did You Learn to Dance?" "And There You Are") (Song)

Springtime in the Rockies 1941 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Sun Valley Serenade 1940 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Ali Baba Goes to Town 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Old-Fashioned Way 1933 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Dare to Love (TV Show)

Song

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

Song

Biography

Academy Award-winning musician Mack Gordon was truly a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He began his career performing as a boy soprano in minstrel shows. In 1940, he began a long collaboration with composer Harry Warren. He teamed with composer Harry Revel in the 1930s to write songs. In 1935, he wrote both the music and lyrics for the song "My Heart Is an Open Book." Gordon began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the comedy "The Old-Fashioned Way" (1934) with W C Fields, "We're Not Dressing" (1934) with Bing Crosby and the Bing Crosby musical comedy "She Loves Me Not" (1934). His music also appeared in the dramedy "Now and Forever" (1934) with Gary Cooper and "College Rhythm" (1934). Though known first for his music, Gordon also acted in the musical comedy "Sitting Pretty" (1933) with Jack Oakie. Gordon won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Hello, Frisco, Hello" in 1943. Gordon was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Down Argentine Way" in 1940 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Sun Valley Serenade" in 1941. Gordon was also credited in "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" with Blythe Danner (1986) and "Radio Days" (1987). He also was recognized in "The Puppetoon Movie" with Paul Frees (1987). Gordon was most recently credited in the action comedy "Pixels" (2015) with Adam Sandler. Gordon passed away in March 1959 at the age of 55.

Milestones

1940

Began a long collaboration with composer Harry Warren

1935

Wrote both the music and lyrics for the song "My Heart Is an Open Book"

1933

With Revel, wrote new songs for the film musical "The Gay Divorcee"

As a child, emigrated to USA with family; settled in New York City; grew up in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Began his career performing as a boy soprano in minstrel shows

Teamed with composer Harry Revel in the 1930s to write songs

Worked in vaudeville as a singer and comic

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