Ralph Freed

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Ralph Freed (1 May 1907, Vancouver - February 13, 1973) was an American lyricist and television producer.[1]

Freed's collaborators included Sammy Fain and Harry Barris. With Burton Lane, Freed wrote "How About You?" for the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney musical Babes on Broadway. The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song at the 15th Academy Awards.[2]

Freed was the brother of Ruth, Walter, and Arthur Freed.[1][3]

Notable songs[edit]

  • "How About You?"
  • "Little Dutch Mill"
  • "Who Walks in When I Walk Out?"
  • "Mama Don't Allow It"
  • "You Leave Me Breathless"
  • "Just the Way You Are"
  • "Hawaiian War Chant"
  • "Adios Amigo"
  • "I Thought of You Last Night"[4]


  1. ^ a b Ken Bloom (June 2001). American Song: Songwriters. Schirmer Books. p. 366. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ Billboard. 18 January 1997. pp. 10–. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas S. Hischak (2 June 2008). The Oxford Companion to the American Musical:Theatre, Film, and Television: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press. pp. 264–. ISBN 978-0-19-533533-0. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ 1952 hit for Jeri Southern