JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD
 FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG

(49% of recipients)
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COMPOSERS (48%)
LYRICISTS (50%)

  • Con Conrad (1934), The Continental
  • Jerome Kern (1936), The Way You Look Tonight
  • Ralph Rainger (1938), Thanks for the Memory
  • Harold Arlen (1939), Over the Rainbow
  • Jerome Kern (1941), The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Irving Berlin (1942), White Christmas
  • Richard Rodgers (1945), It Might As Well Be Spring
  • Allie Wrubel (1947), Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • Jay Livingston (1948), Buttons and Bows
  • Frank Loesser (1949), Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Jay Livingston (1950), Mona Lisa
  • Dmitri Tiomkin (1952), High Noon  (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')
  • Sammy Fain (1953), Secret Love
  • Jule Styne (1954), Three Coins in a Fountain
  • Sammy Fain (1955), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Jay Livingston (1956), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  • Frederick Loewe 1 (1958), Gigi
  • Richard Sherman (1964), Chim Chim Cher-ee
  • Robert Sherman (1964), Chim Chim Cher-ee
  • Johnny Mandel (1965), The Shadow of Your Smile
  • Burt Bacharach (1969), Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  • Fred Karlin (1970), For All We Know
  • Joel Hirschhorn (1972), The Morning After
  • Al Kasha (1972), The Morning After
  • Marvin Hamlisch (1973), The Way We Were
  • Joel Hirschhorn (1974), We May Never Love Like This Again
  • Al Kasha (1974), We May Never Love Like This Again
  • Barbra Streisand (1976), Evergreen
  • Joseph Brooks (1977), You Light Up My Life
  • David Shire (1979), It Goes Like It Goes
  • Michael Gore (1980), Fame
  • Burt Bacharach (1981), Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  • Carole Bayer Sager (1981), Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  • Donald Markowitz (1987), (I've Had) The Time of My Life
  • Carly Simon 2 (1988), Let the River Run
  • Alan Menken (1989), Under the Sea
  • Stephen Sondheim (1990), Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)
  • Alan Menken (1991), Beauty and the Beast
  • Alan Menken (1992), A Whole New World
  • Alan Menken (1995), Colors of the Wind
  • James Horner (1997), My Heart Will Go On
  • Stephen Schwartz (1998), When You Believe
  • Bob Dylan (2000), Things Have Changed
  • Randy Newman (2001), If I Didn't Have You
  • Howard Shore (2003), Into the West
  • Jorge Drexler (2004), Al Otro Lado del Río
  • Randy Newman (2010), We Belong Together
  • Justin Hurwitz (2016), City of Stars

  • Herb Magidson (1934), The Continental
  • Al Dubin (1935), Lullaby of Broadway
  • Dorothy Fields (1936), The Way You Look Tonight
  • Leo Robin (1938), Thanks for the Memory
  • Yip Harburg (1939), Over the Rainbow
  • Oscar Hammerstein II 1 (1941), The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Irving Berlin (1942), White Christmas
  • Mack Gordon (1943), You'll Never Know
  • Oscar Hammerstein II 1 (1945), It Might As Well Be Spring
  • Ray Gilbert (1947), Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • Ray Evans (1948), Buttons and Bows
  • Frank Loesser (1949), Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Ray Evans (1950), Mona Lisa
  • Paul Francis Webster (1953), Secret Love
  • Sammy Cahn (1954), Three Coins in a Fountain
  • Paul Francis Webster (1955), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Ray Evans (1956), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  • Sammy Cahn (1957), All the Way
  • Alan Jay Lerner (1958), Gigi
  • Sammy Cahn (1959), High Hopes
  • Sammy Cahn (1963), Call Me Irresponsible
  • Richard Sherman (1964), Chim Chim Cher-ee
  • Robert Sherman (1964), Chim Chim Cher-ee
  • Paul Francis Webster (1965), The Shadow of Your Smile
  • Don Black (1966), Born Free
  • Alan Bergman (1968), The Windmills of Your Mind
  • Marilyn Bergman (1968), The Windmills of Your Mind
  • Hal David (1969), Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  • Joel Hirschhorn (1972), The Morning After
  • Al Kasha (1972), The Morning After
  • Alan Bergman (1973), The Way We Were
  • Marilyn Bergman (1973), The Way We Were
  • Joel Hirschhorn (1974), We May Never Love Like This Again
  • Al Kasha (1974), We May Never Love Like This Again
  • Joseph Brooks (1977), You Light Up My Life
  • Norman Gimbel (1979), It Goes Like It Goes
  • Burt Bacharach (1981), Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  • Carole Bayer Sager (1981), Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  • Carly Simon 1 (1988), Let the River Run
  • Howard Ashman (1989), Under the Sea
  • Stephen Sondheim (1990), Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)
  • Howard Ashman (1991), Beauty and the Beast
  • Stephen Schwartz (1995), Colors of the Wind
  • Stephen Schwartz (1998), When You Believe
  • Bob Dylan (2000), Things Have Changed
  • Randy Newman (2001), If I Didn't Have You
  • Howard Shore (2003), Into the West
  • Jorge Drexler (2004), Al Otro Lado del Río
  • Benj Pasek (2016), City of Stars
NOTES
1. Jewish father.
2. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.
NOTES
1. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.


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