You Are Too Beautiful

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You Are Too Beautiful is a 1932 song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1933 film Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, where it was sung by Al Jolson.[1][2] It became a pop and jazz standard in the 1940s, with a notable recording made on August 3, 1945 by Dick Haymes (Decca 23750).[2][3]

Other notable recordings[edit]

Other notable versions include those by:[2]


  1. ^ Forte, Allen (1995). The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924–1950. Princeton University Press. pp. 193–196. ISBN 0-691-04399-X.
  2. ^ a b c "You Are Too Beautiful". JazzStandards. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Steve (2017). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings: Volume 3. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 197–198. ISBN 978-1-4422-5449-7.