Frank Churchill

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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

J-8, 25735, 27536, 27537 Frank Churchill - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs album art Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Leigh Harline Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Leigh Harline - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(3xShellac, 10", Album) Victor, Victor, Victor, Victor J-8, 25735, 27536, 27537 US 1938 Sell This Version
Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs album art Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Paul J. Smith & Leigh Harline Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Paul J. Smith & Leigh Harline - Walt Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Album) Disneyland US 1956 Sell This Version
Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Bambi album art Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey - Walt Disney's Bambi (Album, Single) Disneyland US 1957 Sell This Version
Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Dumbo album art Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo Disneyland US 1957 Sell This Version
ST-4904 Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Dumbo album art 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
ST 4904 Frank Churchill - Dambo album art Frank Churchill, Walt Disney, Oliver Wallace Frank Churchill, Walt Disney, Oliver Wallace - Dambo(LP) PGP RTB ST 4904 Yugoslavia 1969 Sell This Version
D-301 Frank Churchill - Mjallhvít Og Dvergarnir Sjö album art 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
090 7990042 Frank Churchill - Biancaneve e i Sette Nani album art Frank Churchill, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Larry Morey - Biancaneve e i Sette Nani(CD, RM) Walt Disney Records 090 7990042 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Frank Churchill - Bambi album art Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb - Bambi (Album) Walt Disney Records Italy 2002 Sell This Version
Frank Churchill - Peter Pan album art Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill, Bobby Driscoll Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill, Bobby Driscoll - Peter Pan (Album) Walt Disney Productions Germany 2006 Sell This Version
634096 Frank Churchill - Dumbo album art Frank Churchill Dumbo(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 634096 UK 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3 53106 2 7 Frank Churchill Schneewittchen Und Die Sieben Zwerge(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 0946 3 53106 2 7 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
D002297701 ST01 Frank Churchill - Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs album art Larry Morey* Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs(LP, Pic, 180) Walt Disney Records D002297701 ST01 2016 Sell This Version
E 65 008 Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Bambi Nach Dem Film-Welterfolg album art L. Morey*, F. Churchill* - Petra Krause L. Morey*, F. Churchill* - Petra Krause - Walt Disney's Bambi Nach Dem Film-Welterfolg(10", MiniAlbum) Electrola E 65 008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7 EGF 135 Frank Churchill - Histoire De "Blanche-Neige Et Les Sept Nains" album art 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

Singles & EPs

DEP-4005A Frank Churchill - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs album art 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
DEP-4010A Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Bambi album art Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey - Walt Disney's Bambi(7", EP, Mono) Disneyland DEP-4010A US 1957 Sell This Version
DEP-4013A Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Dumbo album art Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo(7", EP, Mono) Disneyland DEP-4013A US 1957 Sell This Version
0037913, 0037914 Frank Churchill - Мелодия / Фокстрот album art В. Гала* / Ф. Черчил* В. Гала* / Ф. Черчил* - Мелодия / Фокстрот(Shellac, 10") Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод 0037913, 0037914 USSR 1961 Sell This Version
DBR-26 Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Dumbo album art Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace Ned Washington, Frank Churchill And Oliver Wallace - Walt Disney's Dumbo(7", EP, Mono) Disneyland DBR-26 US 1962 Sell This Version
DBR-27 Frank Churchill - Walt Disney's Bambi album art Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb, Larry Morey - Walt Disney's Bambi(7", EP, Mono) Disneyland DBR-27 US 1962 Sell This Version
VS 615 F Frank Churchill - Walt Disney Présente Dumbo album art 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
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
601 Frank Churchill - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs album art Larry Morey, Frank Churchill Larry Morey, Frank Churchill - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs(7") Disneyland 601 US Unknown Sell This Version
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 (4) RA 137 Hungary Unknown Sell This Version