Composer Harry Warren (1893-1981) started his career with several Tin Pan Alley hits and then moved on to become Hollywood's premier composer in the 1930s and 40s. In the 1950s, he wrote hits for Dean Martin, and the hits continue as his songs are heard in contemporary films including Eyes Wide Shut
. "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," "42nd Street," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Lullaby of Broadway," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "That’s Amore," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to name just a few.
Did he write that?
The situation’s always been the same;
But ev’ry hour of ev’ry day,
These songs of his just play and play,
No matter that they never knew his name.
We know all his music,
Ev’ry note of his music,
And that’s Harry Warren’s claim to fame!
— "Did He Write That?", music by Harry Warren, lyric by Tony Thomas, 1978