Burton Lane

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Burton Levy
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Burton Lane (February 2, 1912 – January 5, 1997) was an American composer and lyricist. He was known for his Broadway musicals, Finian's Rainbow (1947) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965). Lane mainly wrote music for films, writing for more than 30 movies. His best-known songs include "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?", "Too Late Now," "How About You?", and the title song from "On a Clear Day." He is one of the few American composers to have proved equally adept and successful in writing for both Broadway and motion pictures.

Lane is credited with discovering the 11-year-old Frances Gumm (Judy Garland). He caught her sisters' act at the Paramount theater in Hollywood. The sisters, Susie and Mary Jane, brought on their younger sister, Frances, who sang "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart". Lane immediately called Jack Robbins, head of the music department at MGM, and told her he'd just heard a great new talent.

Inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1975.
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LOCD-2006 Burton Lane - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) album art Burton Lane , Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* / Starring Barbara Harris (2), John Cullum With Titos Vandis Burton Lane , Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner* / Starring Barbara Harris (2), John Cullum With Titos Vandis - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)(LP, Mono) RCA Victor LOCD-2006 US 1965 Sell This Version
721 Burton Lane - Loves to Rhyme album art Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen - Loves to Rhyme(2xLP, Gat) Mark56 Records 721 US 1975 Sell This Version
1057-2-RG Burton Lane - Finian's Rainbow (Original 1960 Broadway Cast) album art Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg / Jeannie Carson, Howard Morris / Biff McGuire And Carol Bruce, Sorrell Booke, Bobby Howes Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg / Jeannie Carson, Howard Morris / Biff McGuire And Carol Bruce, Sorrell Booke, Bobby Howes - Finian's Rainbow (Original 1960 Broadway Cast)(CD, Album, RE) RCA Victor 1057-2-RG US 1988 Sell This Version
GD81057 Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg / Jeannie Carson, Howard Morris, Biff McGuire, Carol Bruce, Sorrell Booke And Bobby Howes Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg / Jeannie Carson, Howard Morris, Biff McGuire, Carol Bruce, Sorrell Booke And Bobby Howes - Finian's Rainbow (Original 1960 Broadway Cast)(CD, Album, RE) RCA Victor GD81057 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
10 0531-1 801, 11 0531-1801 Burton Lane - Divotvorný Hrnec album art E.Y.Harburg*, Fred Saidy, Burton Lane, V+W* E.Y.Harburg*, Fred Saidy, Burton Lane, V+W* - Divotvorný Hrnec(LP, Album, Mono, Num) Supraphon, Supraphon 10 0531-1 801, 11 0531-1801 Czechoslovakia 1988 Sell This Version
Burton Lane - Michael Feinstein Sings The Burton Lane Songbook Vol. I album art Michael Feinstein With Burton Lane Michael Feinstein With Burton Lane - Michael Feinstein Sings The Burton Lane Songbook Vol. I (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch US 1990 Sell This Version
9 79285-2 Burton Lane - Michael Feinstein Sings The Burton Lane Songbook Vol. II album art Michael Feinstein With Burton Lane Michael Feinstein With Burton Lane - Michael Feinstein Sings The Burton Lane Songbook Vol. II(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79285-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PS 1088 Burton Lane - Finian's Rainbow [2009 Broadway Revival Cast] album art Burton Lane, Yip Harburg* Burton Lane, Yip Harburg* - Finian's Rainbow [2009 Broadway Revival Cast](CD, Album) PS Classics PS 1088 US 2010 Sell This Version