Frank Churchill

Frank 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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Frank Churchill Discography Tracks

Albums

25735, 27536, 27537 Frank Churchill, Larry Morey Frank Churchill, Larry Morey - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(3x10", Album, Mono, Mul) Victor J-8 25735, 27536, 27537 US 1937 Sell This Version
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, Oliver Wallace Frank Churchill, Walt Disney, Oliver Wallace - Dambo(LP) PGP RTB ST 4904 Yugoslavia 1969 Sell This Version
66 7990041 Frank Churchill Biancaneve E I Sette Nani(LP, Album, RM) Walt Disney Records 66 7990041 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
090 7990042 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
5050466-3553-2-4 Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb - Bambi(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 5050466-3553-2-4 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
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(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 634096 UK 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3 52667 2 6 Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Edward Plumb - Bambi(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 0946 3 52667 2 6 Italy 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
0050087335472 Larry Morey* Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs(LP, Pic, 180) Walt Disney Records 0050087335472 2016 Sell This Version
STP 3906 L. Morey*, F. Churchill*, Devilli L. Morey*, F. Churchill*, Devilli - Biancaneve E I Sette Nani(LP, Album) Disneyland STP 3906 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
E 65 008 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
DQ-1201 Frank Churchill Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(LP) Disneyland DQ-1201 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VS 615 F 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 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
5412 trs Louis Sauvat, Sammy Fain, Frank Churchill Louis Sauvat, Sammy Fain, Frank Churchill - Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles / Histoire De "Blanche Neige Et Les 7 Nains"(10") Trianon 5412 trs France Unknown Sell This Version
7 EGF 135 Frank Churchill Histoire De "Blanche-Neige Et Les Sept Nains"(7", Single) La Voix De Son Maître 7 EGF 135 France Unknown Sell This Version
jkp2032 Frank Churchill walt disneys bambi(7", EP) Top Rank International jkp2032 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

D002297701 ST01 Larry Morey* Songs From Snow White & Seven Dwarfs(LP, Comp, Pic) Disney Enterprises, Inc. D002297701 ST01 2016 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

C 22 M 152 Churchill*, L. Sauvat* Churchill*, L. Sauvat* - Peter Pan(Flexi, 6", Shape, S/Sided, Pic, Pos) Phonoscope (2) C 22 M 152 France Unknown Sell This Version
C 28 - M 158 Churchill*, Valaire* & Valmy* Churchill*, Valaire* & Valmy* - Les Trois Petits Cochons(Flexi, 6", Shape, S/Sided, Pic, Pos) Phonoscope (2) C 28 - M 158 France Unknown Sell This Version
C 23 M 153 Churchill*, L. Sauvat* Churchill*, L. Sauvat* - Les Sept Nains Travaillant(Flexi, 6", Shape, S/Sided, Pic, pos) Phonoscope (2) C 23 M 153 France Unknown Sell This Version