Kay Swift

Soundtrack, Writer, Music Department

Soundtrack, Writer, Music Department


Kay Swift is better known for her decade-long involvement with George Gershwin than she is for her own musical contributions to the American Songbook. After George's death, she was sought after far more as an expert on his work than for her own original musical compositions. Though many people believe that she made this choice, she had a great ...
Birth date
1897-04-19
Death date
1993-01-28

Known For


Get Him to the Greek
Get Him to the Greek
Soundtrack (2010)
Never a Dull Moment
Never a Dull Moment
Writer (1950)
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Music Department (1947)
Omnibus
Omnibus
Writer (1953)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackPodatek od milosci
(music: "Can't We Be Friends?")
2018
SoundtrackGet Him to the Greek
(writer: "Can't We Be Friends")
2010
SoundtrackSinatra: The Classic Duets
(TV Movie documentary) (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
2002
SoundtrackAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode) - Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (music: "Can't We Be Friends?" (uncredited), "Fine and Dandy" (uncredited), "Rich or Poor" (uncredited), "Can This Be Love?" (uncredited), "Polka from 'Alma Mater'", "Sawing a Woman in Half", "Sagebrush Lullaby", "Keep On Keeping On")
1999
SoundtrackNorth
("Fine and Dandy")
1994
SoundtrackTorch Song Trilogy
(music: "Can't We Be Friends?")
1988
SoundtrackThe Love Boat
(TV Series) (music - 2 episodes) - Dreamboat/Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet/The Parents/The Importance of Being Johnny/Julie and the Producer: Part 2 (1984) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy") - Dreamboat/Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet/The Parents/The Importance of Being Johnny/Julie and the Producer: Part 1 (1984) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy")
1984
SoundtrackThe Heartbreak Kid
(music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
1972
SoundtrackBonnie and Clyde
(music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
1967
SoundtrackHawaiian Eye
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Talk and You're Dead (1961) ... (writer: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
1961
Soundtrack77 Sunset Strip
(TV Series) (music - 2 episodes) - The Dresden Doll (1960) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited) - Six Superior Skirts (1959) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
1959-1960
SoundtrackPeter Gunn
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Death Across the Board (1960) ... (writer: "Fine and Dandy") - Send a Thief (1960) ... (writer: "Fine and Dandy" - uncredited)
1960
SoundtrackDog Gone People
(Short) (music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1960
SoundtrackThe Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra
(TV Special) (writer: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1959
SoundtrackJazz Party
(TV Series) (music - 1 episode) - Episode #1.23 (1958) ... (music: "Fine and Dandy")
1958
SoundtrackStop, You're Killing Me
(music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1952
SoundtrackRoom for One More
(music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1952
SoundtrackStarlift
(music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1951
SoundtrackNever a Dull Moment
("Once You Find Your Guy", "The Man with the Big Felt Hat', "Sagebrush Lullaby")
1950
SoundtrackYoung Man with a Horn
(music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
1950
SoundtrackBackfire
(music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1950
SoundtrackFlamingo Road
(music: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
1949
SoundtrackThe Man I Love
(music: "Can't We Be Friends" - uncredited)
1946
SoundtrackRambling 'Round Radio Row #9
(Short) (music: "A Moonlight Memory" - uncredited)
1934
SoundtrackThe Keyhole
(music: "Can This Be Love?" (1930) - uncredited)
1933
SoundtrackThe Gigolo Racket
(Short) (music: "Nobody Breaks My Heart" - uncredited)
1931
RoleTitleYear
WriterOmnibus
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Three Maidens and the Devil (1953) ... (writer - segment "Happy Birthday, Aunt Sarah")
1953
WriterNever a Dull Moment
(based on a novel by)
1950
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentOmnibus
(TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode) - Three Maidens and the Devil (1953) ... (lyrics - segment "Happy Birthday Aunt Sarah")
1953
Music departmentThe Shocking Miss Pilgrim
(musical assistant: Ira Gershwin - as Miss Kay Swift)
1947
RoleTitleYear
ComposerOmnibus
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Three Maidens and the Devil (1953) ... (segment "Happy Birthday, Aunt Sarah")
1953
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - George Gershwin Remembered (1987) ... Self
1987