William D. "By" Dunham (May 2, 1910 – April 12, 2001) was an American songwriter and film producer.
Born William Donaldson Dunham in New York City, Dunham wrote songs for the films of many major stars, including John Wayne ("McLintock!"), Randolph Scott ("Seven Men From Now"), and three Bob Hope films: Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, I'll Take Sweden, and Alias Jesse James. He also wrote the lyrics to the theme song for the Flipper television series, and for the film, The New Adventures of Flipper. His other films included The Young Swingers, Surf Party and Wild on the Beach, the last of which he also produced.
Dunham died in Encinitas, California.
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Birth and Death Data: Born May 2, 1910, Died April 12, 2001
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||E0VB-4633||10-in.||5/18/1950||Cotton candy and a toy balloon||Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Female-male vocal duet, with string band and sound effects||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3127||10-in.||11/13/1946||If you're ever down in Texas, look me up||Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0424||10-in.||1/11/1947||The 'possum song||Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0425||10-in.||1/11/1947||Where does it get you in the end?||Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0535||10-in.||5/5/1947||(I've been so wrong, for so long- but) I'm so right tonight||Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0805||10-in.||5/14/1947||Dream street||Deep River Boys||Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1166||10-in.||11/14/1947||Lazy stream||Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2197||10-in.||12/15/1947||Ah, but it happens||Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin||Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-2642||10-in.||12/22/1947||You can't make money dreamin' (or I'd be a millionaire)||The Clark Sisters ; Harry Prime ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dunham, By," accessed May 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357473.
Dunham, By. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357473.
"Dunham, By." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 May 2023.
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LCNAR: Dunham, By, 1910-2001 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006124114
Wikidata: "By" Dunham - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5003786
MusicBrainz: “By” Dunham - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/2eb2fbfc-4899-49b1-baf9-6586eafcfb61
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