Pop and movie songwriter Allie Wrubel was most active during the late '30s and 1940s, and composed such hits as Fare Thee Well, Annabelle and Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. Born in 1905 in Connecticut, Wrubel was educated at Wesleyan and Columbia. His early work in the music industry included playing saxophone in dance bands and Wrubel got to perform with popular bandleader Paul Whiteman during this time. He then led his own band on a tour of Europe, followed by working as a theater manager. Wrubel got his first hit in 1931 with the song Now You're in My Arms and had many more during the early '30s, including Farewell to Arms, The Lady in Red, and As You Desire Me. He began his movie songwriting career when he began working for Warner Bros. in 1934. Some of his hits during this time include Happiness Ahead (1934), Gone With the Wind (1937), Music, Maestro, Please (1938), The Masquerade Is Over, and How Long Has This Been Going On? (1939). During the 1940s, Wrubel worked for Disney Studios, scoring such animated features as #Make Mine Music (1946) and #Melody Time (1948), and co-writing the hit Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1946). His final successful song for a film was 1960's What Does a Woman Do? Some of Wrubel's main collaborators were lyricists Herb Magidson, Mort Dixon, and Ray Gilbert. Wrubel is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. ~ Joslyn Layne, Rovi

Gone with the wind - Allie Wrubel
Gone With The Wind - Allie Wrubel/Herb Magidson
PETER MINTUN: The Lady In Red (Mort Dixon - Allie Wrubel) 1935
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah by Allie Wrubel (optional sing-along) – Piano Improvisation by Charles Manning
Gone With The Wind (music Allie Wrubel, lyrics Herb Magidson)
Gone With The Wind by Allie Wrubel & Herb Magidson (Dominique Bianco)
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