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Harry Barris

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Songwriter ("Highways Are Happy Ways"), composer and author, educated at the Jewish Training School. He wrote special material for Joe E. Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis and Jimmy Durante. Joining ASCAP in 1928, his chief musical collaborators included Lew Pollack, Larry Shay, Jule Styne and Joe Goodwin, and his popular-song composiions also included I Had Someone Elce Before I Had You", "In the Valley of Love", "A Place Called Happiness", "Where Did You Learn to Love?", "Chidabee, Chidabee, Chidabee", "Baby Me", "Rainbow Valley", "You're One in a Million", "It's Lovin' Time", and "Why Don't We Say We're Sorry?". Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - Pianist / Singer

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 1932

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Character: Jake - Pianist

Show Boat 1936

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Character: Moose, Orchestra Leader

Sing, You Sinners 1938

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Character: Harry, Piano Player

Some Like It Hot 1939

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Character: Bass Sax player

Rhythm on the River 1940

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Character: Fisher's Publicity Agent

Kiss the Boys Goodbye 1941

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Character: Midnight Club Orchestra Leader

Holiday Inn 1942

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Character: Man Watching Mr. Hercules' Show

The Youngest Profession 1943

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Character: Drummer / Minstrel

Dixie 1943

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Character: Second Sailor at Canteen Sailors' Table

Salute for Three 1943

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Character: Pianist at Harry & Joe's

The Lost Weekend 1945

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Character: Sailor Asking Joe to Get Autographs

Anchors Aweigh 1945

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Character: Anna's Boyfriend

Week-End at the Waldorf 1945

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Character: Officer's Club Pianist

Young Widow 1946

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Character: Pianist - Member of the Band

You Were Meant for Me 1948

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Character: Party Piano Player

A Life of Her Own 1950

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