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Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Ken Darby.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Ding Dong! Emerald City 1,409,191
The Wizard Of Oz: Ding Dong! Emerald City 1,040,435
Bloody Mary 1,020,018
There Is Nothin' Like a Dame 1,409,187
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead & Emerald City 969,514
There is Nothing Like a Dame 1,243,032
The Bus Stop Song (A Paper of Pins) -
MOVE IT 1,409,186
ALL I WANT 1,409,189
Ding Dong Emerald City [The Wizard Of Oz (Filmmusik 2009)] -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Ken Darby songs.

Filmography

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Selected Ken Darby film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1960
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (1960) (TV Movie)
Himself - Winner: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

1950
The Brave Engineer (1950) (Short Film)
Himself

1943
The Kansan (1943)
Singer, King's Men Quartet

1943
Singer

1943
Hi, Buddy (1943)
Himself

1943
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith
Himself

1941
Member of nightclub trio

1941
The Roundup (1941)
Musician, Cowhand

1940
Singing cowhand

1940
Outlaw - member, The King's Men

1940
The Showdown (1940)
Rider

1939
Honolulu (1939)
Groucho 1

1939
Munchkinland Mayor

1939
Singer, The King's Men

1939
Rider

1938
Army Quartet Member

1935
Member of The King's Men

Music Department Credits

1969
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1968
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1967
Camelot (1967)
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1962
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1961
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1960
Elmer Gantry (1960)
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1959
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
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1959
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1958
South Pacific (1958)
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1957
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1957
Bernardine (1957)
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1957
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1957
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1956
Bus Stop (1956)
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1956
Carousel (1956)
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1956
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1956
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1956
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1956
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) (TV Show)
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1955
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1955
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1955
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1955
Ford Star Jubilee (1955) (TV Show)
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1955
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1954
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1954
The Egyptian (1954)
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1953
Call Me Madam (1953)
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1953
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1953
The Robe (1953)
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1953
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1952
Full House (1952)
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1952
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1951
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1951
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1950
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1950
Wabash Avenue (1950)
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1949
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1949
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1948
Melody Time (1948)
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1948
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1946
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1946
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1944
Step Lively (1944)
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1943
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1943
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1943
Shantytown (1943)
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1942
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1942
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1939
At the Circus (1939)
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1939
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Original Music Credits

1959
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1957
The Californians (1957) (TV Show)
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1956
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) (TV Show)
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1954
Once Upon a Wintertime (1954) (Short Film)
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1951
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1950
The Brave Engineer (1950) (Short Film)
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Kenneth Lorin Darby (May 13, 1909 – January 24, 1992) was an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor. His film scores were recognized with three Academy Awards and one Grammy Award. He provided vocals for the Munchkinland mayor in The Wizard of Oz (1939), who was portrayed in the film by Charlie Becker. Darby is also notable as the author of The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe (1983), a biography of the home of Rex Stout's fictional detective.

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