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Otto Harbach

Otto Abels Harbach, born Otto Abels Hauerbach (August 18, 1873 – January 24, 1963) was an American lyricist and librettist of about 50 musical comedies. He is most remembered for being Oscar Hammerstein II's mentor and was one of the first librettists to believe that songs should be woven into a show, not just placed there. He is also considered one of the first great lyricists, because most of the others were considered hacks. This was because the shows usually didn't care about lyrics, just the music, the costumes, and the stars. Some of his more famous lyrics are for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Indian Love Call" and "Cuddle up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine".

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List Of Songs Composed By Jerome Kern - S
... Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1933) - with lyrics by Otto Harbach "Some Sort of Somebody" - used in both Miss Information and Very Good Eddie (both 1915) "Something Had to Happen" (1933) "The Song Is ...
Otto Harbach - Works
... only 1914 Suzi (music Aladar Renyi) 1915 Katinka (music Friml) 1916 The Silent Witness (play by Harbach) 1916 A Pair of Queens (play by Harbach, A ... music Friml, lyrics with Bide Dudley) 1920 No More Blondes, play by Harbach 1920 Mary (music Hirsch) 1920 Jimmie (music Herbert Stothart, lyrics Hammerstein II) 1920 ... Post) 1921 The O'Brien Girl (music Friml, lyrics Frank Mandel, and book Harbach and Mandel) 1922 The Blue Kitten (music Friml, lyrics and book by Harbach and William ...

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    Every little movement has a meaning all its own.
    Otto Harbach (1873–1963)

    When a lovely flame dies,
    Smoke gets in your eyes.
    —Otto Harbach (1873–1963)

    Today in Germany, everyone is being watched—even the watchers.
    Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Otto Krosigk (Reinhold Schunzel)