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 Werner Richard Heymann

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Werner Richard Heymann

Birth
Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
Death 30 May 1961 (aged 65)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Grosshadern, Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Memorial ID 15863136 View Source
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Composer. One of the most influential German songwriters of the pre-World War II era. He wrote numerous hit songs ("Ein Freund, ein guter Freund", "Das gibt's nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder", "Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen", "Irgendwo auf der Welt", etc.), mostly with lyrics by Robert Gilbert. After the rise of the Nazis he emigrated to Hollywood and wrote music for several films by director Ernst Lubitsch, including "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" (1938), "Ninotchka" (1939), and "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940). Heymann received Oscar nominations for "One Million B.C." (1940), "That Uncertain Feeling" (1941), "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), and "Knickerbocker Holiday" (with Kurt Weill, 1944). In 1951 he settled in West Germany.

Bio by: Wolfgang Adenberg

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  • Originally Created by: Wolfgang Adenberg
  • Added: 23 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15863136
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15863136/werner-richard-heymann : accessed ), memorial page for Werner Richard Heymann (14 Feb 1896–30 May 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15863136, citing Waldfriedhof München, Grosshadern, Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Find a Grave .