Sid Kuller

Sid Kuller (27 October 1910 New York City, New York – 16 September 1993 in Sherman Oaks, California) was an American comedy writer, producer and lyricist/composer, who concentrated on special musical material, gags and sketches for leading comics. He collaborated with Ray Golden and Hal Fimberg on the screenplay of the Marx Brothers' vehicle The Big Store, for which he also supplied the lyrics to the musical climax, "The Tenement Symphony". Earlier in their careers, Kuller and Golden wrote comedy songs and special material for the Ritz Brothers. Although he wrote prodigiously and with facility throughout his life, Kuller admitted, "The creation of comedy is a painful experience".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 27th, 1910 (New York City), Died September 16th, 1993 (Sherman Oaks)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-061340 10-in. 7/2/1941 Jump for joy Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-061686 10-in. 9/26/1941 Bli-blip Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-066134 10-in. 6/24/1941 Tenement symphony Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Peggy Mann ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-067760 10-in. 9/8/1941 Nothin' Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kuller, Sid," accessed August 2, 2021,

Kuller, Sid. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Kuller, Sid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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