Harold Campbell Adamson (December 10, 1906 – August 17, 1980) was an American lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s.
|Born||December 10, 1906|
Greenville, New Jersey
|Died||August 17, 1980 (aged 73)|
Beverly Hills, California
Adamson, the son of Harold Adamson and Marion "Minnie" Campbell Adamson, was born and raised in Greenville, New Jersey.
Adamson suffered from polio as a child which limited the use of his right hand. Initially, Adamson was interested in acting but he began writing songs and poetry as a teenager.
Ultimately he entered into a songwriting contract with MGM in 1933. During his stint with MGM, he was nominated for five Academy Awards. Among his best-known compositions was the theme for the hit sitcom I Love Lucy.
Songs or lyrics by Harold AdamsonEdit
- "An Affair to Remember"
- "Around the World"
- "Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer"
- "Everything I Have Is Yours" (with Burton Lane)
- "Eighty Miles Outside of Atlanta". From the 1944 film Something for the Boys starring Carmen Miranda, Michael O'Shea, and Vivian Blaine
- "Ferry-Boat Serenade" (with E. Di Lazzaro)
- "How Blue the Night" (music by Jimmy McHugh, recorded by Dick Haymes March 5, 1944)
- "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" nominated for an Oscar for Best Song, also featured in the 1943 film Higher and Higher, sung by Frank Sinatra
- "I Love Lucy (And She Loves Me)"
- "I Wish I Were a Fish", from the 1964 film The Incredible Mr. Limpet, sung by Don Knotts
- "It's a Wonderful World"
- "It's a Most Unusual Day"
- "I've Come to California", theme song for the NBC television series The Californians
- "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" from the 1943 film Higher and Higher, sung by Frank Sinatra
- "Manhattan Serenade"
- "My Resistance Is Low"
- "The Little Man Who Wasn't There"
- "There's Something in the Air"
- "Time on My Hands" (with Mack Gordon and Vincent Youmans)
- "We're Having a Baby (My Baby and Me)" 1941. Music by Vernon Duke. Sung by Desi Arnaz.
- "When Love Goes Wrong" with Howard Hoagland Carmichael for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 film.
- "Where Are You?". Music by Jimmy McHugh.
- "Winter Moon" . Music by Hoagy Carmichael.
- "You're a Sweetheart" (1937) Music by Jimmy McHugh
- Jasen, David A. (2003). Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song. New York and London: Routledge. p. 2. ISBN 0415938775.
- "Joe DiMaggio Auction, Lot Number: 911" Hunt Auctions June 14, 2017
- American National Biography, vol. 1, pp. 135–136.
- An Affair to Remember with songwriter Harold Campbell Adamson produced by Bruce Campbell Adamson see
URL http://ciajfk.com/harold.html for complete list of Harold Adamson songs
- Additional information on Harold Adamson
- Bio on Music Theater International site
- Harold Adamson at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Harold Adamson discography at MusicBrainz
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