Harold Adamson
Harold Adamson, shown here in a 1940's photo, co-composed the opening theme for the "I Love Lucy" series.
Vital information
Gender: Male
Born: (1906-12-10)December 10, 1906
Birthplace: Greenville, New Jersey, U.S.
Died August 17, 1980(1980-08-17) (aged 73)
Deathplace: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Family and Personal information
Character/Show information
Appeared on/
involved with:
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy Wiki Script

Harold Adamson (December 10, 1906 – August 17, 1980) was an American lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s. He, along with Wilbur Hatch and Marco Rizo co-composed the opening theme for I Love Lucy, also penning the words to the theme, which Desi Arnaz, as Ricky Ricardo, would sing to wife Lucy in one episode.


Adamson, the son of Harold Adamson and Marion "Minnie" Campbell Adamson, was born and raised in New Jersey. Adamson suffered from polio as a child which limited the use of his right hand. Initially, Adamson was interested in acting but he began writing songs and poetry as a teenager. He went on to studying acting at the University of Kansas and Harvard. Ultimately he entered into a songwriting contract with MGM in 1933. During his stint with MGM, he wrote many popular and successful songs, including the theme song for the hit sitcom "I Love Lucy".

He was nominated for five Academy Award Nominations for lyrics to several original movie scores. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

Songs or lyrics by Harold AdamsonEdit


  • American National Biography, vol. 1, pp. 135–136.

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