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Howard Dietz (1896–1983)

Dietz was an unusual, but not illogical, combination: a publicist-lyricist. Of his upbringing, he wrote, "We lived in cycles of Manhattan, inheriting neighborhoods as they became passe, from Yorkville to Harlem, to Washington Heights, to West End Avenue, to Riverside Drive. As a result, I got to know kids from all over town -- marble shooters, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Band Wagon Music Department
(1953)
Amélie Soundtrack
(2001)
Radio Days Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Punishment Room (2018) ... (writer: "I Guess I have To Change My Plans")
 2015/I Ovation (lyrics: "That's Entertainment!")
 2015 Today (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 2015 (2015) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 2015 Marianne Mendt: That's Entertainmendt (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 2015 Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cuanto (2014) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 2013 Secret Voices of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Two Faced Woman")
 2013 Shed No Tears (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark") / (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2011 The Ambassador (Documentary) ("Jungle Fever")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2009 Dzi Croquettes (Documentary) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2008 BCN aixeca el teló (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 2008 Tough Baby: Torch Song (Video documentary short) (writer: "Two Faced Woman" (Outtake from The Band Wagon))
 2008 Sita Sings the Blues (lyrics: "Moanin' Low")
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 2007 Razzle Dazzle (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (Video) (lyrics: "Alone Together")
 2005 Embedded (Video) (writer: "Alone Together")
 2005 Blue in Green (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
 2004 Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Video short) (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 2003 Not for, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (writer: "You & the Night & the Music")
 2003 I Capture the Castle (writer: "You And The Night And The Music")
 2002 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2002) ... (writer: "Alone Together")
 2001 As Filhas da Mãe (TV Series) (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2001 Amélie (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 2001 Hannibal (writer: "THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Full Leather Jacket (2000) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1999 The End of the Affair (writer: "Haunted Heart")
 1999 Man of the Century (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1998 Little Voice (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 1996 Bogus (writer: "Dancing In The Dark")
 1995 Lord of Illusions (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "I See Your Face Before Me")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1994 Quiz Show (writer: "DANCING IN THE DARK")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" (1953), "Feelin' High" (1934), "Two-Faced Woman" (1953) - uncredited)
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes", "By Myself", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", "I Love Louisa")
 1990 3 Men and a Little Lady (writer: "DANCING IN THE DARK")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wide World of Elmyra (1990) ... (writer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1990 The Two Jakes (lyrics: "Haunted Heart")
 1988 Twice Dead (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("You and the Night and the Music")
 1987-1988 Night Court (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- I'm OK, You're Catatonic/Schizophrenic (1988) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Christine's Friend (1987) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" (1932) - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" (1931))
 1985 Webster (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Great Expectations: Part 1 (1985) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (lyrics: "A Shine On Your Shoes")
 1984 Swing Shift (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1983 An Audience with Mel Brooks (TV Special) (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "By Myself")
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can ("I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN")
 1981 Arena (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 'I Thought I Was Taller' - A Short History of Mel Brooks (1981) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1981 Only When I Laugh (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Love Louisa")
 1981 Lili Marleen (lyrics: "Got A Bran' New Suit")
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment")
  One Day at a Time (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- Happy New Year II (1979) ... (lyrics: "Triplets") / (music: "Triplets")
  Star Treatment (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- Sweet Substitute (1979) ... (lyrics: "Triplets") / (music: "Triplets")
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Martin/The Blues Brothers (1978) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cloris Leachman (1978) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment")
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1977) ... (writer: "A Shine On Your Shoes")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" (1953), "Triplets" (1937) - uncredited)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment!")
 1976 Martine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1975 Grey Gardens (Documentary) (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" (1929), "By Myself" (1937) - uncredited)
 1971 A Safe Place (lyrics: "(Give Me) Something to Remember You By")
 1971 The Telephone Book (writer: "Something To Remember Me By")
 1971 The Diahann Carroll Special (TV Special) (writer: "By Myself")
 1970 Husbands (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" (1931) - uncredited)
 1970 Liza (TV Special) (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
 1969 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.9 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Two-Faced Woman" - uncredited)
 1968-1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... (lyrics: "Triplets" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1968 That's Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy New Year (1968) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment!")
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (lyrics: "By Myself" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.37 (1958) ... (writer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (lyrics: "Waitin' for the Evening Train" - uncredited)
 1967 Hotel (lyrics: "Alone Together" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (lyrics: "New Sun in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 August 1966 (1966) ... (lyrics: "Triplets")
  The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... (writer: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1966) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Liza Minnelli, Tommy Steele, Burr Tillstrom (1966) ... (writer: "New Sun in the Sky")
- Rosemary Clooney, Ginny Tiu, Casey Stengel, Elroy Face, Hal Smith (1960) ... (writer: "Shine On Your Shoes" - uncredited)
- Maurice Evans, Jane Morgan, The Wiere Brothers (1959) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
- Pat Boone, Peggy Lee, John Bubbles (1958) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1965 An Evening with... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Sherwood (1965) ... (writer: "By Myself")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beau Brummels, Tony Bennett, the Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Dobie Gray, Mickey Rooney Jr. (1965) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan")
 1964 The 36th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "That's Entertainment!")
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Bessie Griffith (1962) ... (writer: "I See Your Face Before Me" - uncredited)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (writer: "History of Musical Comedy)
 1960-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- A Piece of Tommy Minor (1962) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
- Yesterday's Hero (1961) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
- According to Our Files (1960) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music" - uncredited)
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Special) (writer: "I See Your Face Before Me")
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Total Eclipse (1962) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
- With This Ring (1960) ... (lyrics: "A Shine on Your Shoes" - uncredited)
 1962 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Portals of Music (1962) ... ("Dancing in the Dark", uncredited)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Night Song (1961) ... (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- The Celluloid Cowboy (1961) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
- Spark of Freedom (1960) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Last Exit (1960) ... (lyrics: "You and the Night and the Music")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Soldiers in Greasepaint (1960) ... (lyrics: "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" - uncredited)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (1959) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Rangers (lyrics: "Ranger Song" - uncredited)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Dancing In The Dark" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited)
 1957 The Delicate Delinquent (writer: "By Myself")
 1955-1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.29 (1956) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment: - uncredited)
- Episode #1.10 (1955) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainmennt" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... (lyrics: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited)
  Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1955)
- A Bell for Adano (1956) ... (writer: "A Bell For Adano", "Fish", "I'm Part Of You", "Okay, Mister Major")
- Together with Music (1955) ... (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's Life (1955) ... (writer: "That's Entertainment")
 1953 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Carol Channing, Peter Lawford, Maria Riva (1953) ... (lyrics: "By Myself")
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953) ... (writer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1953 Torch Song (lyrics: "Two-Faced Woman")
 1953 The Band Wagon (lyrics: "By Myself" (1937), "A Shine on Your Shoes" (1932), "Oedipus Bridge", "That's Entertainment" (1953), "You and the Night and the Music" (1934), "Something to Remember You By" (1930), "High and Low" (1931), "I Love Louisa" (1931), "New Sun in the Sky" (1931), "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" (1929), "Louisiana Hayride" (1932), "Triplets" (1937) - uncredited)
 1951 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Peggy Lee (1951) ... (writer: "You and the Night and the Music")
 1951 As Young as You Feel (lyrics: "Born to Be Kissed" - uncredited)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revenge with Music (1951) ... (writer: "Never Marry A Dancer")
 1949 Dancing in the Dark (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark", "Something to Remember You By", "New Sun in the Sky", "I Love Louisa" - uncredited)
 1948 Key Largo (lyrics: "Moanin' Low" - uncredited)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters ("THE DICKEY-BIRD-SONG", uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque (lyrics: "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan (The Blue Pajama Song)" - uncredited)
 1946 Her Kind of Man (lyrics: "Something to Remember You By")
 1944 11th. Naval District 'United States Coast Guard Band' (Short) (lyrics: "The Silver Shield")
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (writer: "You and the Night and Music" - uncredited)
 1942 Cairo (lyrics: "Keep the Light Burning Bright" (1942) - uncredited)
 1942 Crossroads (lyrics: "'Til You Return")
 1940 The Dipsy Doodler (Short) (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1940 Romance in Rhythm (Short) (lyrics: "Dancing in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1936 Under Your Spell (lyrics: "Under Your Spell", "My Little Mule Wagon", "Amigo" - uncredited)
 1935 Buddy's Theatre (Short) (lyrics: "How High Can a Little Bird Fly?" - uncredited)
 1934 Toyland Broadcast (Short) (lyrics: "Jungle Fever" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri (lyrics: "BORN TO BE KISSED", "Feelin' High" (uncredited))
 1934 Operator 13 (lyrics: "Jungle Fever" (1934) - uncredited) / (writer: "Other Songs" - uncredited)
 1934 What Price Jazz (Short) (lyrics: "Feelin' High") / (music: "Feelin' High")
 1934 Hollywood Party (lyrics: "Feelin' High" (1934) - uncredited)
 1932 The Big Broadcast (lyrics: "Moanin' Low")
 1930 The Lottery Bride (lyrics: "HIGH AND LOW" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Queen High (writer: "It Seems to Me" - as Dick Howard)
 1929 Battle of Paris (lyrics: "When I Am Housekeeping For You", "What Makes My Baby Blue" - as Dick Howard)
 1927 Love (lyrics: "That Melody of Love" (1927) - uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Gay Life. Musical. Book by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Suggested by "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Musical Director: Herbert Greene. Dance arrangements by Robert Starer. Musical Staging by Herbert Ross ... See more »

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When there's a shine on your shoes, there's a melody in your heart. See more »

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 233-234. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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