~Johnny Burke~

Born: May 21, 1881 in USA
Died: March 9, 1952 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
(Center): Johnny Burke
Photograph Id by: Steve Rydzewski
Thank you Steve!
American lyricist Johnny Burke was once a performer in vaudeville and in the Ziegfeld Follies. He also
appeared in musicals during the late '20s and early '30s. He began penning songs for Hollywood movies
and popular songs in the mid-'30s. Among his hits are "Moonlight Becomes You." In 1940, Burke began
a long-term partnership with James Van Heusen and in 1944 won an Oscar for their song, "Swinging on
a Star", from Going My Way. The duo went on to compose many songs for singer/actor Bing Crosby.

Biography by Sandra Brennan, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Uncle Tom (1929) .... 2nd Musician
The Campus Vamp (1928) .... Barney Benson
A Jim Jam Janitor (1928) .... Handy Andy McDuff
The Campus Carmen (1928) .... Johnny the Janitor
A Dumb Waiter (1928)
The Good-Bye Kiss (1928) .... Johnny
The Beach Club (1928)
Love in a Police Station (1927)
Daddy Boy (1927)
... aka "Daddyboy" - USA (copyright title)
Smith's Cook (1927)
Gold Digger of Weepah (1927)
A Finished Actor (1927)
Smith's Customer (1927)
A Blonde's Revenge (1926)