Roger Edens

Composer, Arranger, Music supervisor
Oscar-winning Roger Edens was an unequivocal star of his craft. He followed this honor with songs in "Babes on Broadway" (1941) with Mickey Rooney, the comedy adaptation "Good News" (1947) with June Allyson and the ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1905 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA

Filmography

Music (21)

Diamonds on the Silver Screen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

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

("Moses Supposes") (Song)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

song material (Song)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

lyrics("On How To Be Lovely" "Marche Funebre" ") (Theme Lyrics)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

music adaptation("Sinbad the Sailor") (Music)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Babes on Broadway (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Broadway Melody of 1940 (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

For Me and My Gal (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Go West (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Good News (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Little Nellie Kelly (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Pagan Love Song (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Strike up the Band (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Till the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Ziegfeld Follies (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Producer (9)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Billy Rose's Jumbo 1961 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Good News (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Barkleys of Broadway (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Belle of New York (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

Ziegfeld Follies (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Oscar-winning Roger Edens was an unequivocal star of his craft. He followed this honor with songs in "Babes on Broadway" (1941) with Mickey Rooney, the comedy adaptation "Good News" (1947) with June Allyson and the adaptation "On the Town" (1949) with Gene Kelly. Edens won an Academy Award for "Strike Up the Band" in 1940. In the fifties and the sixties, Edens devoted his time to various credits, such as "Deep in My Heart" with Jose Ferrer (1954), "Invitation to the Dance" with Igor Youskevitch (1956) and "Funny Face" with Audrey Hepburn (1957). He also worked on "Pepe" (1960) and "Billy Rose's Jumbo" (1962). Edens's music was also featured in the Robert Lindsay musical comedy "Bert Rigby, You're a Fool" (1989) and "That's Entertainment! III" (1994) starring June Allyson. Edens was most recently credited in "Celebrating the Green: The History of Saint Patrick's Day" (History, 2000-01). Edens passed away in July 1970 at the age of 65.

Relationships

Grace Edens

Mother

Family
had seven older siblings

Edward Edens

Father

Leonard Gershe Screenplay

Companion

EDUCATION

University of Texas

Austin , Texas

Milestones

1935

Hired as a music supervisor at MGM

1933

Hired as a composer for Ethel Merman's films at Paramount

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