Harold Arlen Harold Arlen www.haroldarlen.com
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 The Early Years
 A Dream to Perform
 The Cotton Club Years
 Let's Fall In Love - Anya Taranda
 We're Off To See The Wizard! - Composing the Score to the Wizard of Oz
 My Shining Hour - The Great Composer (Part 1)
 A Star is Born- The Great Composer (Part 2)
 Last Night When We Were Young - Conclusion


(born Hyman Arluck)
February 15, 1905 to April 23, 1986


Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits from the 30's and 40's, including the entire score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Songs such as Over the Rainbow, Get Happy, Stormy Weather, It's Only a Paper Moon, I've Got the World on a String, and Last Night When We Were Young are just some of the standards that live on today and have distinguished Harold Arlen as one of the Great American Composers of the 20th Century.

We invite you to read this interactive biography of Harold's life. Learn how his musical career developed, see pictures of him and his friends throughout the years, and hear clips of some of his greatest songs by visiting the LISTENING LOUNGE located in the MUSIC page of the site.

With over 400 songs to his credit, it is impossible to mention every song and show ever written by Harold Arlen in this biography. Please visit the MUSIC page of this site and enter the COMPOSITION CATALOGUE library to browse the complete list of works by Harold Arlen.

Harold Arlen:  Happy With The BluesThe text of this biography was adapted from the book Harold Arlen: Happy With The Blues,written by Edward Jablonski. Special thanks goes out to Mr. Jablonski for making this biography possible.

For more information about Harold Arlen's life and music, please refer to Edward Jablonski's books, Harold Arlen: Happy With the Blues and Harold Arlen: Rhythm, Rainbows and Blues, both of which are available for purchase through the SHOP page of this site.

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