Al Hoffman Net Worth

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Al Hoffman Biography

Al Hoffman (Minsk, September 25, 1902 – New York, New York July 21, 1960) was a Russian born American song composer. He was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today. He was posthumously made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. The popularity of Hoffman's song, "Mairzy Doats", co-written with Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake, was such that newspapers and magazines wrote about the craze. Time magazine titled one article "Our Mairzy Dotage". The New York Times simply wrote the headline, "That Song".Hoffman's songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra ("Close To You", "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die"), Billy Eckstine ("I Apologize") Perry Como ("Papa Loves Mambo", "Hot Diggity"), Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ("Who Walks In When I Walk Out"), Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, the Merry Macs, Sophie Tucker, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline, Patti Page ("Allegheny Moon"), Bette Midler, and most everyone who was a star of that era. In October, 2007, Hoffman's "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die" was the lead single from Queen Latifah's album, "Trav'lin' Light".Though Hoffman had apparently little connection to Chicago, he wrote the Chicago Bears fight song "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" in 1941 under the pseudonym Jerry Downs.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1902
Place Of BirthMinsk, Belarus, Russian Empire [now Belarus]
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Star SignLibra

Interesting Facts

1Brother of character actor David Hoffman.
2Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
3Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 275-277. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1951OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongCinderella (1950)Mack David

Jerry Livingston



Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1956-1959TV Series writer - 2 episodes
You Bet Your Life1956-1958TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gisele MacKenzie Show1957TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
This Could Be the Night1957writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" - uncredited
The Bob Hope Show1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trente-Six Chandelles1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Your Hit Parade1954-1956TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1955TV Series writer - 1 episode
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1954music: "A Whale of a Tale"
The Colgate Comedy Hour1953TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Mouse Divided1953Short music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells"
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1953TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ikiru1952writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" - uncredited
Singin' in the Rain1952music: "Fit as a Fiddle" 1932
Two Tickets to Broadway1951"There's No Tomorrow"
Sunny Side of the Street1951writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die"
Alice in Wonderland1951writer: "A Very Merry Un-birthday The Un-birthday Song" 1951 - uncredited
Cinderella1950lyrics: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" 1949, "So This Is Love" 1949, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" 1949, "Cinderella" 1949, "The Work Song" 1949, "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" 1949, "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" - uncredited / music: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" 1949, "So This Is Love" 1949, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" 1949, "Cinderella" 1949, "The Work Song" 1949, "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" 1949, "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" - uncredited
Montana1950writer: "Reckon I'm in Love"
The Girl from Jones Beach1949writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited
Music Man1948writer: "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day"
Rose of Santa Rosa1947writer: "Rose of Santa Rosa"
Variety in Sepia1947TV Movie writer: "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba My Bambino Go to Sleep"
Community Sing 9651: Heartaches1947Short music: "Heartaches"
Heartaches1947writer: "Heartaches"
Cinderella Jones1946writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited
Book Revue1946Short writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited
Christmas in Connecticut1945writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited
A Gruesome Twosome1945Short music: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited
Diamond Horseshoe1945lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited
The Big Noise1944writer: "Mairzy Doats" 1943 - uncredited
Swing in the Saddle1944writer: "She Broke My Heart in Three Places" - uncredited
Stage Door Canteen1943lyrics: "Machine Gun Song" 1943 - uncredited / music: "Machine Gun Song" 1943 - uncredited
Young and Beautiful1943Short writer: "We're All In The Same Boat" - as Hoffman
Tortoise Wins by a Hare1943Short writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited
Get Hep to Love1942writer: "Let's Hitch a Horsie To The Automobile"
Elmer's Pet Rabbit1941Short music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells"
Little Blabbermouse1940Short music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" - uncredited
A Gander at Mother Goose1940Short writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited
Suicide Legion1940writer: "Sunset In Vienna", "We'll Never Run Short Of Love"
The Hardship of Miles Standish1940Short music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells"
'Til We Meet Again1940music: "Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells" 1939 - uncredited / writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" 1932 - uncredited
Elmer's Candid Camera1940Short music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited
The Film Fan1939Short music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited
Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday1939writer: "Half and Half" - uncredited
Porky's Picnic1939Short music: "Sticks and Stones" - uncredited
Shipyard Sally1939writer: "It's Written All Over You" - uncredited
A Girl Must Live1939writer: "Gangway"
Prest-O Change-O1939Short writer: "Black Coffee" 1935 - uncredited
The Amazing Mr. Forrest1939writer: "If It Wasn't For An Early", "Turn On The Lovelight"
Murder in the Night1939writer: "Turn on the Lovelight", "If It Wasn't for an Early Bird" - uncredited
Listen, Darling1938lyrics: "On the Bumpy Road to Love" 1938 / music: "On the Bumpy Road to Love" 1938
Hold My Hand1938writer: "Turn On The Love Light"
Three on a Weekend1938writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Gangway", "Lord And Lady Whoozis" - uncredited
Splinters in the Air1937lyrics: "Watching the Stars" - as Hoffman / music: "Watching the Stars" - as Hoffman
The Girl Was Young1937writer: "No One Can Like the Drummer Man" - as Hoffman, uncredited
Sunday Night at the Trocadero1937Short writer: "There's Always a Happy Ending"
The Melody Maker1937writer: "Sweet Muchacha" - uncredited
Gangway1937writer: "When You Gotta Sing, You Gotta Sing", "Lord and Lady Whoozis", "Moon or No Moon", "Gangway"
Backstage1937writer: "Stranded", "Stay Awhile"
Married Before Breakfast1937music: "Fit as a Fiddle" 1932 - uncredited
Porky and Gabby1937Short writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited
Take My Tip1937writer: "I Was Anything But Sentimental", "Birdie Out of a Cage"
Girl in the Street1937writer: "Jingle of the Jungle", "The Eyes of the World Are Upon You"
Good Morning, Boys1937writer: "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?", "Baby, Whatcha Gonna Do Tonight?" uncredited
You're in the Army Now1937writer: "Turning the Town Upside Down"
Don't Look Now1936Short writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited
Jack of All Trades1936writer: "Tap Your Tootsies", "You're Sweeter Than You Thought You Were", "Where There's You, There's Me" - as A. Hoffman
Porky in the North Woods1936Short writer: "Black Coffee"
This'll Make You Whistle1936writer: "I'm in a Dancing Mood", "There Isn't Any Limit to My Love", "Without Rhythm", "You've Got the Wrong Rhumba", "I'm Never Too Busy for You", "Cocktail Time", "Keep Your Eye on the Sky", "I Don't Give a Continental", "I Make a Motion", "My Red Letter Day", "Crazy with Love"
Public Enemy's Wife1936writer: "Meet Me in the Gloaming" 1933 - uncredited
The Phantom Ship1936Short writer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited
Come Out of the Pantry1935"Everything Stops for Tea", "From One Minute to Another"
Hyde Park Corner1935writer: "Did You Get That Out of a Book?", "You Don't Know the Half of It"
First a Girl1935writer: "Little Silkworm", "It's Written All Over Your Face", "I Can Wiggle My Ears", "Say The Word And It's Yours", "Every thing's In Rhythm With My Heart", "Half and Half", "Londonola" - as A.Hoffman
A Fire Has Been Arranged1935writer: "It Doesn't Cost A Thing To Smile", "The Latest Members Of The Fire Brigade"
Peg of Old Drury1935writer: "A Little Dash of Dublin"
Stormy Weather1935writer: "Tell Me With Your Eyes"
Squibs1935writer: "Squibs", "One Way Street", "Have You Ever Have The Feeling You're Flying?", "The Londonola"
Heat Wave1935writer: "If Your Father Only Knew", "San Felipe" - uncredited
All-Star Vaudeville1935Short writer: "Why Don't You Practice What You Preach" - uncredited
Eggs Mark the Spot1935Short writer: "Why Don't You Practice What You Preach" - uncredited
Car of Dreams1935writer: "Car of Dreams"
She Shall Have Music1935writer: "The Band That Jack Built", "Moanin' Minnie", "Sailing Along on a Carpet of Clouds", "Nothin' on Earth", "Don't Ask Me Any Questions", " Do The Runaround", "May All Your Troubles Be Little Ones", "My First Thrill"
The Chases of Pimple Street1934Short writer: "You Gotta Give Credit to Love" - uncredited
Buddy the Dentist1934Short writer: "He's a Humdinger" - uncredited
Marie Galante1934writer: "Serves Me Right for Treating You Wrong"
Betty Boop's Prize Show1934Short writer: "You're in My Power" - uncredited
Kansas City Princess1934music: "Better to Love You, My Dear" - uncredited
Mike Fright1934Short lyrics: "Jimmy Had a Nickel" - uncredited / music: "Jimmy Had a Nickel" - uncredited
The Son of Kong1933writer: "Fit As a Fiddle" - uncredited
College Coach1933writer: "Meet Me in the Gloaming" 1933 - uncredited
Baby Face1933writer: "Meet Me In The Gloaming" - uncredited
Betty Boop's Penthouse1933Short music: "Suzanne" - uncredited
The Magic Mummy1933Short music: "The Cop on the Beat, the Man in the Moon, and Me" - uncredited
Blue of the Night1933Short writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited
Hollywood on Parade No. A-21932Short writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear"
Jewel Robbery1932writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" 1932 - uncredited
Darn Tootin1931Short writer: "I Apologize" - uncredited
Confessions of a Co-Ed1931writer: "Ya Got Love" - uncredited
Angora Love1929Short writer: "You're a Pain in the Heart to Me" - uncredited
Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman1929Short music: "In the Hush of the Night" - uncredited
The Roof Garden Revue1928Short writer: "Over the Garden Wall" - uncredited
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016writer: "I'm So Humble"
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Disney Magic Kingdom2016Video Game writer: "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "So This is Love Instrumental"
Call the Midwife2013-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Welcome to the Basement2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015Documentary writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Cinderella2015/Iwriter: "Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale", "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo The Magic Song"
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-02014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2006-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Saving Mr. Banks2013writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
RED 22013writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Mad MenTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Vegas2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Elvis2012lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Santo Natale"
Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video Game writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" 1949, "A Very Merry Un-birthday The Un-birthday Song" 1951
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Disney Sing It: Family Hits2010Video Game writer: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo The Magic Song", "So This Is Love", "Cue 2: The Work Song"
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV Special writer: "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die"
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video Game music: "BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO"
Everybody's Fine2009writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Nowhere Boy2009writer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"
The Good Heart2009writer: "Chi Baba, Chi Baba My Bambino Go To Sleep"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary writer: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary writer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary music: "A Whale of a Tale" - uncredited
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Camino2008writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
Humph's Last Stand2008TV Movie writer: "Mairzy Dotes"
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV Movie lyrics: "There's No Tomorrow" - uncredited
A Trip to Swadades2008writer: "Mairzy Dotes"
The Little Traitor2007writer: "Heartaches"
Infamous2006writer: "Heartaches"
Click2006writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" 1954
Stick It2006writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
These Foolish Things2005writer: "This'll Make You Whistle"
Elvis by the Presleys2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Hawaii Wedding Song"
Going the Distance2004writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Cashback2004Short writer: "Hot Diggity Dog Ziggity Boom"
30 Days Until I'm Famous2004TV Movie writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
The Sopranos2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bad Santa2003writer: "Papa Loves Mambo" 1954
Las Vegas2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Night We Called It a Day2003writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Bright Young Things2003lyrics: "Mairzy Doats"
Anger Management2003writer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo The Magic Song"
Malcolm in the Middle2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True2002Video music: "Put It Together", "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"
Uncle Frank2002Documentary music: "Heartaches"
Charlotte Gray2001writer: "Black Eyed Susan Brown"
Ocean's Eleven2001writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Six Feet Under2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Town & Country2001writer: "You're Gonna See a Lot of Me"
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells2000TV Movie writer: "Mairzy Doats"
The Cell2000writer: "MAIRZY DOATS"
Levottomat2000writer: "Sydänsuruja Heartaches"
Two Family House2000writer: "There's No Tomorrow" 1949, "Papa Loves Mambo" 1954 - as A. Hoffman
Reputations1999TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Rat Pack1998TV Movie writer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All1998Video short music: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"
Slums of Beverly Hills1998writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
The Harmonists1997music: "Auf Wiederseh'n, my Dear"
Paws1997writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Florentine1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walt Disney World Explorer1996Video Game writer: "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"
The Pallbearer1996writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Casino1995writer: "Takes Two to Tango"
Sing Around the Campfire1995Video short lyrics: "Mairzy Doats"
Paint Cans1994writer: "Heartaches" - as Hoffman
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary music: "Fit as a Fiddle" 1932 - uncredited
Full House1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentary writer: "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", "The Unbirthday Song"
My Cousin Vinny1992writer: "Secretly", "Are You Really Mine"
Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z1992Video "Mairzy Doats"
For the Boys1991writer: "I Apologize"
Twin Peaks1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea1990Video short lyrics: "A Whale of a Tale"
Back to the Future Part II1989writer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Fun with Music1989Video short lyrics: "Fun With Music"
Aloha Summer1988writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song Ke Kali Nei Au"
Dolly1988TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show1988TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Empire of the Sun1987writer: "SWING IS IN THE AIR"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities1987Video short lyrics: "Cinderella Work Song / music: "Cinderella Work Song
Radio Days1987writer: "Mairzy Doats" 1943
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah1986Video short lyrics: "The Unbirthday Song" / music: "The Unbirthday Song", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
Näkemiin, hyvästi1986lyrics: "You Make Nice / Hymyn suot kelle vain" / writer: "You Make Nice / Hymyn suot kelle vain"
Ursula1986writer: "Sydänsuruja Heartaches"
Living Seas1986TV Movie music: "A Whale of a Tale"
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video short writer: "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"
Falcon Crest1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven Help Us1985lyrics: "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
Viimeinen keikka1984TV Movie writer: "Sydänsuruja"
Maria's Lovers1984writer: "Mairzy Doats" - as Hoffman
The Pope of Greenwich Village1984"Heartaches"
Raging Bull1980music: "Heartaches" 1931
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special writer: "Allegheny Moon"
Bobby Vinton's Rock 'n Rollers1978TV Special writer: "Hot Diggity Dog Ziggity Boom"
All in the FamilyTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1971
M*A*S*HTV Series music - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1972
MartineTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1977 music - 1 episode, 1977
Slumber Party '571976writer: "Allegheny Moon"
The Bette Midler Show1976TV Special writer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - uncredited
Barbary Coast1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
Class of '441973lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" / music: "Mairzy Doats"
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii1973TV Special documentary writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert1973TV Movie writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
The Ruling Class1972writer: "Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats" - uncredited
Mondo Trasho1969writer: "Hot Diggity"
Petticoat Junction1966TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Ship of Fools1965lyrics: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited / music: "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear" - uncredited
The Drifter1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
36 Hours1964lyrics: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited
Coronation Street1964TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1964TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing Along with Mitch1961TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Blue Hawaii1961writer: "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
Buffalo Gun1961writer: "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore"


Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice2001TV Movie
Harpatka'ot Yaldei Hahof1971

Music Department

Alice in Wonderland1951songs by
Cinderella1950songs by


That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary grateful acknowledgment: to the extraordinary composers and lyricists

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