Earl Brent

Earl Karl Brent (June 21, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri – July 8, 1977 in Hollywood, California) was an American songwriter, lyricist and composer.

He is best known as the lyricist of the 1946 song "Angel Eyes", written with Matt Dennis.

He contributed songs or to the scores of many films, most notably during the 1940s. These included, as lyricist, "Love Is Where You Find It", written with Nacio Herb Brown, and "Let There Be Music", written with Yip Harburg. Some of his songs were set to music of classical composers, including "Springtide" (sung by Jeanette MacDonald), set to Grieg's "The Last Spring", and "Waltz Serenade", set to Tchaikovsky's "Valse" from Serenade for Strings.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21st, 1914, Died July 8th, 1977

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035309 10-in. 3/18/1939 How strange Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-035736 10-in. 4/11/1939 How strange Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brent, Earl," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.

Brent, Earl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.

"Brent, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214


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