Frank Churchill

Real Name:
Frank Edwin Churchill
Profile:
Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 in Rumford, Maine - May 14, 1942 in Newhall, California) was a U.S. composer of popular music for films. He wrote most of the music for Disney's 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, including "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". The latter (without the Larry Morey lyrics) became a jazz standard covered by various jazz greats including Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.

Churchill began his career playing piano in cinemas at the age of 15. After dropping out of medical studies at UCLA to pursue a career in music, he became accompanist at the Los Angeles radio station KNX (AM) in 1924.

He joined Disney studios in 1930, and scored many animated shorts - his song for The Three Little Pigs, Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf, was a huge commercial success.

In 1937, he was chosen to score Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. His catchy, artfully written songs played a large part in the film's initial success and continuing popularity.

He became supervisor of music at Disney, and in 1942 won Oscar nominations for his work on Dumbo and Bambi.

Frank Churchill committed suicide on May 14, 1942.
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Albums

WDL-4010 Walt Disney's Bambi — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey - Walt Disney's Bambi (Album) Disneyland WDL-4010 US 1957 Sell This Version
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ST-3903 Walt Disney's Story Of Bambi — Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Story Of Bambi(LP) Di$neyland ST-3903 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ST-3906 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs — Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs(LP) Di$neyland ST-3906 US 1962 Sell This Version
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WDL-4013 Walt Disney's Dumbo — Frank Churchill Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo (Album) Disneyland WDL-4013 US 1957 Sell This Version
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ST-4904 Walt Disney's Dumbo — Frank Churchill Ned Washington, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo(LP, Mono, Pop) Disneyland ST-4904 US 1963 Sell This Version
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3903 Walt Disneys Story and Songs from Bambi — Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Walt Disneys Story and Songs from Bambi(LP, Enh, Sto) Disneyland Records 3903 USA & Canada 1969 Sell This Version
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ST 4904 Dambo — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill, Walt Disney, Oliver Wallace Frank Churchill, Walt Disney, Oliver Wallace - Dambo(LP) PGP RTB ST 4904 Yugoslavia 1969 Sell This Version
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WFD-388 白雪姫 — Frank Churchill L. Morey*, F. Churchill* L. Morey*, F. Churchill* - 白雪姫(LP) Disneyland Records WFD-388 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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D-301 Mjallhvít Og Dvergarnir Sjö — Frank Churchill Larry Morey og Frank Churchill Larry Morey og Frank Churchill - Mjallhvít Og Dvergarnir Sjö(LP, Album, Gat) Disneyland D-301 Iceland 1978 Sell This Version
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66 7990041 Walt Disney's Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Walt Disney's Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna (Album) Walt Disney Records 66 7990041 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
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edel0100362DNY Peter Pan — Frank Churchill Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill - Peter Pan (Album) Edel, Walt Disney Records edel0100362DNY Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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634096 Dumbo — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Dumbo(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 634096 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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D002297701 ST01 Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs — Frank Churchill Larry Morey* Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs (Album) Walt Disney Records D002297701 ST01 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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7 EGF 135 Histoire De Frank Churchill Histoire De "Blanche-Neige Et Les Sept Nains"(7", MiniAlbum) La Voix De Son Maître 7 EGF 135 France Unknown Sell This Version
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DQ 1230 "Walt Disney's Bambi" Chorus, Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb "Walt Disney's Bambi" Chorus, Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb - Bambi(LP) Disneyland Records DQ 1230 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RA 137 Frank Churchill, Len Hughes And His Band Frank Churchill, Len Hughes And His Band - One Song / With A Smile And A Song(Shellac, 10") Radiola Electro Record RA 137 Hungary 1938 Sell This Version
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DEP-4005A Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Paul J. Smith, Leigh Harline Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Paul J. Smith, Leigh Harline - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs(7", EP, Mono) Disneyland DEP-4005A US 1956 Sell This Version
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DEP-4010A Walt Disney's Bambi — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey - Walt Disney's Bambi (EP) Disneyland DEP-4010A US 1957 Sell This Version
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DEP-4013A Walt Disney's Dumbo — Frank Churchill Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo (EP) Disneyland DEP-4013A US 1957 Sell This Version
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0037913, 0037914 Мелодия / Фокстрот — Frank Churchill В. Гала* / Ф. Черчил* В. Гала* / Ф. Черчил* - Мелодия / Фокстрот(Shellac, 10") Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод 0037913, 0037914 USSR 1961 Sell This Version
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VS 616 F Walt Disney's Dumbo — Frank Churchill Ned Washington, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace, André Rigaud Ned Washington, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace, André Rigaud - Walt Disney's Dumbo(7", EP) Buena Vista Records VS 616 F France 1970 Sell This Version
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VS 615 F Walt Disney Présente Dumbo — Frank Churchill Ned Washington / Frank Churchill / Oliver Wallace Ned Washington / Frank Churchill / Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney Présente Dumbo(7", EP, RE) Buena Vista Records VS 615 F France 1970 Sell This Version
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R-2524 310-KMA 977 Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Snow White(7", Sto) Walt Disney Productions R-2524 310-KMA 977 US 1977 Sell This Version
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1203 Walt Disney's Story Of Bambi — Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Walt Disney's Story Of Bambi(12") Disneyland 1203 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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DIS 005 Bambi — Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Bambi(Cass, Single) Disney DIS 005 UK 1988 Sell This Version