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Leith Stevens

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American composer and musician for radio, TV and film scores.
Born: September 13, 1909 in Mount Moriah, Missouri.
Died: July 23, 1970 in Los Angeles, California (heart attack).
He composed for motion pictures, television, and radio, conducted symphony orchestras, composed a piano concerto, and wrote pop tunes.
He was a child prodigy pianist. At fourteen, he made his professional debut as a pianist in Kansas City, Missouri. Two years later he made his conducting debut. He later continued his music education at Julliard, where he was awarded a fellowship. He composed soundtracks for more than fifty films (most in the 1950's & 60's) and was nominated for three Academy Awards. He was also one of the founders and the first president of the Composers and Lyricists Guild of America.

Sites:Wikipedia , Imdb , spaceagepop.com , gregpoppletonmusic.com , adp.library.ucsb.edu
In Groups:Leith Stevens & His Orchestra, Leith Stevens Columbia Staff Orchestra, Leith Stevens' All Stars
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