Heino Gaze

Heino Gaze (20 February 1908 – 24 October 1967) was a German composer.[1] In Germany he is best known as the composer of "La Le Lu (nur der Mann im Mond schaut zu)" sung by Heinz Rühmann in the film Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne. Probably most famous in America is his song "Kalkutta liegt am Ganges" which became a hit performed by Lawrence Welk under the title "Calcutta". He worked on more than thirty film scores during his career.

Heino Gaze
Born(1908-02-20)20 February 1908
Died24 October 1967(1967-10-24) (aged 59)
Years active1952–1966 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Fritsche p.249


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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