Arthur Freed

Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 – April 12, 1973) was an American lyricist and Hollywood film producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture twice, in 1951 for An American in Paris and in 1958 for Gigi. Both films were musicals, and both were directed by Vincente Minnelli. In addition, he produced and was also a co-lyricist for the film Singin' in the Rain.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 9, 1894 (Charleston), Died April 12, 1973 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 276-297 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick DB198 10-in. 5/22/1929 Broadway melody Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick B19498 10-in. 6/30/1936 I cried for you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick B21117 10-in. 5/11/1937 Sun showers Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick B21118 10-in. 5/11/1937 Yours and mine Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 8815 10-in. 1/10/1923 Peggy dear Al Burt Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8925 10-in. 4/14/1923 After every party Hilo Serenaders Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Edison 9419 10-in. 3/13/1924 Cover me with kisses Meadowbrook Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 19104 10-in. 3/15/1929 You were meant for me Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 19122 10-in. 3/25/1929 Broadway melody Al Friedman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Edison 19244 10-in. 6/7/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 19281 10-in. 7/5/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 19296 10-in. 7/16/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 19327 10-in. 7/30/1929 The wedding of the painted doll The New Yorkers Male vocal quintet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-795 10-in. 3/15/1929 You were meant for me Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison N-813 10-in. 3/25/1929 Broadway melody Al Friedman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Edison N-949 10-in. 6/7/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-1004 10-in. 7/5/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-1020 10-in. 7/16/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-1051 10-in. 7/31/1929 The wedding of the painted doll The New Yorkers [Edison vocal group] Male vocal quintet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-1163 10-in. 9/26/1929 Pagan love song Walter Scanlan ; Warren Yates Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Gennett 15175 10-in. 6/8/1929 The wedding of the painted doll William Stoess and his Miami Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6433 10-in. November 1937 I'm feelin' like a million Josephine Baker Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
(Results 276-297 of 297 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Arthur," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

Freed, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

"Freed, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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