Harry Ruskin

Harry Ruskin (November 30 1894 – November 16 1969) was an American screenwriter and lyricist. He worked for a variety of Hollywood studios over the course of several decades. For MGM he co-wrote several entries in the Andy Hardy and Dr. Kildare series.

He wrote the lyrics for the 1929 hit song "I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)", with music by Henry Sullivan, utilised in the musical revue "Murray Andersons Almanac"

In a 2020 interview, former Golden-Age-of-Hollywood child actress Cora Sue Collins alleged, when she was 15 years-old, Ruskin, then 55 years-old, tried to force her to have sex with him in exchange for a good movie role. she refused and told studio boss Louis B. Mayer about what had happened, who was nonchalant and dismissive about it.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30, 1894, Died November 16, 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35788 10-in. 7/20/1926 I can't get over a girl like you (Loving a boy like me) Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-36056 10-in. 8/20/1926 I can't get over a girl like you (loving a boy like me) Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-56109 10-in. 8/23/1929 I may be wrong (But I think you're wonderful!) High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57558 10-in. 11/26/1929 I may be wrong (But I think you're wonderful!) Victor Arden ; Franklyn Baur ; Phil Ohman ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with 2 pianos lyricist  
Victor BVE-67448 10-in. 2/16/1931 I'm one of God's children Chick Bullock ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013357 10-in. 9/8/1937 I may be wrong (But I think you're wonderful) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-051833 10-in. 7/10/1940 I may be wrong (But, I think you're wonderful) Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W142446 10-in. 7/25/1926 I can't get over a girl like you Paul Ash ; Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 142737 10-in. 10/6/1926 I can't get over a girl like you Irving Kaufman ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148959 10-in. 8/30/1929 I may be wrong, but I think you're wonderful Al Katz Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149078 10-in. 10/1/1929 I may be wrong, but I think you're wonderful Irving Brodsky Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149457 10-in. 11/1/1929 I may be wrong, but I think you're wonderful! The Harmonians [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W151225 10-in. 1/16/1931 I'm one of God's children (Who hasn't got wings) Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W80225 10-in. 11/26/1926 I can't get over a girl like you loving a boy like me Arkansaw Travellers ; Lem Cleg Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403049 10-in. 10/10/1929 I may be wrong (But I think you're wonderful) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick E30830 10-in. Sept. 1929 I may be wrong (But, I think you’re wonderful!) Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E35921 10-in. 1/13/1931 I’m one of God’s children (Who hasn’t got wings) Grace Johnston Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E35972 10-in. 2/2/1931 I’m one of God’s children (Who hasn’t got wings) Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E36105 10-in. 2/19/1931 I’m one of God’s children (Who hasn’t got wings) New Orleans Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E30502-E30503 10-in. 8/20/1929 I may be wrong (But, I think you’re wonderful) Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E30504-E30505 10-in. 8/20/1929 The New Yorkers Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick C4380 10-in. 9/19/1929 I may be wrong (But I think you’re wonderful) Elmo Tanner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C506-C508 10-in. 7/20/1926 I can’t get over a girl like you (Loving a boy like me) Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Brunswick C516-C517 10-in. 7/21/1926 I can’t get over a girl like you (Loving a boy like me) Jules Herbuveaux ; Palmer House Victorians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11297 10-in. 11/12/1926 I can't get over a girl like you loving a boy like me Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with ukulele lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ruskin, Harry," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109087.

Ruskin, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109087.

"Ruskin, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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