Jerry Seelen

Jerome Lincoln Seelen was an American screenwriter and lyricist born March 11, 1912 in New York City (New York) and died September 12, 1981 in San Diego (California).[1]

Jerry Seelen
Born
Jerome Lincoln Seelen

(1912-03-11)March 11, 1912
DiedSeptember 12, 1981(1981-09-12) (aged 69)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationScreenwriter
Lyricist
Years active1936–1965
Notable work
C'est si bon (1949)
Spouse(s)
Betty Hall
(m. 1949; div. 1957)
Children2

BiographyEdit

Jerry Seelen wrote lyrics for songs in musical films and wrote screenplays for radio and television.

During his lyricist career, he wrote many songs for Milton Berle and Danny Thomas.

In 1949, he wrote the English lyrics to the French song "C'est si bon" that is recorded by Johnny Desmond with Tony Mottola and his Orchestra in January 1950.

On June 26, 1950, Louis Armstrong recorded the song with Sy Oliver and his Orchestra and his cover was a worldwide hit.

In 1951, Dolores Gray sings the song in the short film Holiday in Paris: Paris which is the first film where the song is sung in English.

Personal lifeEdit

Jerry Seelen married in 1949 in Los Angeles the model Betty Hall (1923–2001). The couple had two children. They divorced in 1957.

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RevuesEdit

Cinema and televisionEdit

ScreenplaysEdit

SongsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seelen, Jerry, 1912–1981". Socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu. Retrieved March 19, 2016.

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