Harry Warren (born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna)
(December 24, 1893 - September 2, 1981)
was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for films. He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Song eleven times and won three Oscars for "Lullabye of Broadway," "You'll Never Know," and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the
Warren wrote over 800 songs, including: "At Last," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "42nd Street,"
"The Golddiggers' Song (We're in the Money),"
"I Only Have Eyes For You," "Jeepers Creepers,"
"The More I See You," "Serenade in Blue,"
"That's Amore," "You Must have Been a Beautiful Baby,"
Harry Warren - November 2013
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We're proud to have Harry Warren as the first "Featured Italian." Having written over 800 songs and nominated
for 11 Academy Awards for Best Song, and the major hits he's written, Mr. Warren could be considered
a rock star today. He was overshadowed by the popularity of other songwriters (Irving Berlin, Rodgers
and Hammerstein) and didn't gain the recognition he surely deserved.
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