Name your favorite composer

by jgcorrea | created - 22 May 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public


But perhaps you'd choose a 112th name from outside the classical-scholarly spectrum to call him or her your ¨favorite composer¨...?

1. Stephen Sondheim

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

He did his pre college training at George School, Newtown then was in a class of 50 at Williams College majoring in music as an undergraduate distinguishing himself by writing a book, lyrics and music for two college shows based on the adaption of 'Beggar on Horseback'. Her won the Hutchinson prize...

favorite works: 1. Sweeney Todd 2. Company 3. Sunday in th prk with George 4. A little night music 5. Into the woods 6. Reds 7. Stavisky 8. Merrily, We Roll Along 9. Assassins

2. Richard Rodgers

Soundtrack | The Talented Mr. Ripley

He met Lorenz Hart in 1918 who was to write lyrics for Richard for the next 25 years. The produced many successful songs and musicals such as 'Pal Joey' and 'The Boys From Syracuse'. In 1943 Richard teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein to make a musical version of the play 'How Green Was Your Valley' ...

favorite works 1 Love Me Tonight 2 Words and Music, including Slaughter On 10th Avenue + Thou Swell + Blue Room + This Can't Be Love 3 Oklahoma 4 Pal Joey 5 Carousel 6 Sound Of Music, The 7 King And I, The 8 Babes In Arms including Where Or When

3. Leonard Bernstein

Soundtrack | New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts

Renowned composer ("West Side Story", "Candide", "On The Town"), conductor, arranger, pianist, educator, author, TV/radio host, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University (BA) with Walter Piston. Edward Burlingame Hill and A. Tillman Merritt. He studied piano with Helen Coates, ...

1. West Side story 2. On the town 3. On the waterfront

4. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

5. Paul McCartney

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

favorite works: 1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles 2 Revolver 3 Rubber Soul 4 A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles 5 Help! 6 Band On The Run [sound Recording] By Paul McCartney 7 Abbey Road 8 Let it be 9 Liverpool Oratorio 10 Live And Let Die 11 Vanilla Sky 12 Beatles For Sale 13 With The Beatles By The Beatles 14 Please Please Me 15 Tug Of War 16 Ram

6. Irving Berlin

Soundtrack | Alexander's Ragtime Band

Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools....

favorite works: 1 Easter parade, the musical, incl. Drum Crazy + Stepping Out With My Baby + A Couple Of Swells + The Girl On The Magazine Cover + Shaking The Blues Away 2 Annie Get Your Gun 3 Follow the fleet, incl. Let's Face The Music And Dance + Let Yourself Go + I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket 4 Carefree, including Since They Turned Loch Lomond Into Swing + The Yam 5 Top Hat 6 Alexander's Ragtime Band 7 Cheek To Cheek + The Picolino [in Top Hat] 8 Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A 9 Holiday Inn 10 Easter Parade, the song [in As Thousands Cheer] 11 Putting On The Ritz [in Blue Skies] 12 Swanee Shuffle [in Hallelujah] 13 Cocoanuts, The 14 Heat Wave [in There's No Business Like Show Business] 15 Call Me Madam

7. Cole Porter

Soundtrack | At Long Last Love

Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...

favorite works: 1 Kiss Me Kate 2 Anything goes 3 Silk Stockings 4 Pirate, The 5 Night And Day [in The Gay Divorcee] 6 Les Girls 7 You're The Top: A Love Song 8 My Heart Belongs To Daddy [in Let’s Make Love] 9 Can-Can

8. Leonard Cohen

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He is known for his work on Watchmen (2009), Strange Days (1995) and Sing (2016). He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Soundtrack | The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, ...

1 Phantom Of The Opera 2 Evita 3 Jesus Christ Superstar 4 Cats 5 Love Never Dies 6 Sunset Boulevard 7 Starlight Express 8 Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat 9 Variations

10. Charles Mingus

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922 in Nogales, Arizona, USA as Charles Barron Mingus. He is known for his work on The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jerry Maguire (1996) and U Turn (1997). He was married to Sue Mingus, Judy Starkey, Celia Zaentz and Canilla Jeanne Gross. He died on January 5, ...

o Blues And Roots – 1959 o Mingus Ah-Um – 1959 o Pre-Bird – 1960 o Mingus At Antibes - 1960 o Mingus Plays Piano - 1963 o Let My Children Hear Music – 1971 o Epiaph – 1990

11. Enya

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in northwestern Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family ...

1. Watermark 2. Shepherds Moon 3. The Celts 4. A day without rain 5. Paint the sky with stars 6. Amarantine 7. And winter came 8. The memory of trees 9. Dark Sky Island

12. Paul Simon

Music_department | The Graduate

Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and ...

1. Bookends 2.

13. Keith Richards

Soundtrack | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of ...

1. Flowers 2. Aftermath (1966) 3. Out of our heads (1965) 4. Black and blue 5. Jumpin' jack flash (1968)

14. Mick Jagger

Soundtrack | Alfie

Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined ...

15. Scott Joplin

Soundtrack | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Scott Joplin was a black American composer and pianist known as the "King of Ragtime" at the turn of the 20th century. Studying piano with teachers near his childhood home, Joplin traveled through the Midwest from the mid-1880s, performing at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Settling in...

1. The entertainer 2. Maple leaf rag 3 Magnetic Rag 4 Elite Syncopations 5 Country Club 6 Paragon Rag 7 Eugenia 8 Cleopha 9 Scott Joplin New Rag 10 Easy Winners 11 Lily Queen 12 The Chrysantheum 13 Heliotrope Bouquet

16. Duke Ellington

Composer | Anatomy of a Murder

Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra ...

At Newport New Orleans Suite The Webster/Blanton Band Early Ellington Money Jungle (with C. Mingus & M. Roach) Far East Suite Anatomy of a murder Ellington Uptown Back to back (with Johnny Hodges)

17. Franz Lehár

Soundtrack | The Rocketeer

Franz Lehár was born on April 30, 1870 in Komárom, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary] as Ferencz Lehár. He is known for his work on The Rocketeer (1991), Schindler's List (1993) and U-571 (2000). He was married to Sophie Paschkis. He died on October 24, 1948 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria.

1. The merry widow 2. The land of smiles 3. Paganini 4. Zarewitsch 5. Der Graf von Luxembourg 6. Eva 7. Giuditta 8. Zigeunerliebe, waltz 9. Gold and silver, waltz

18. David Crosby

Actor | Backdraft

David Crosby was born on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Van Cortlandt Crosby. He is known for his work on Backdraft (1991), Hook (1991) and The Limey (1999). He has been married to Jan Dance since May 16, 1987. They have one child.

Déjà Vu

19. Brian Wilson

Soundtrack | Love & Mercy

Brian Douglas Wilson was born on June 20th 1942 and has gone on to become one of, if not the greatest, musical geniuses in the world. It was while growing up, while being physically and psychologically abused by his father, that he discovered music as a way of shutting out all hurt and pain that he...

Pet Sounds

20. Thelonious Monk

Soundtrack | The Omega Man

Thelonious Monk was born on October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA as Thelonious Sphere Monk. He is known for his work on The Omega Man (1971), Se7en (1995) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). He was married to Nellie Monk. He died on February 17, 1982 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Brilliant Corners The Jazz Messengers (with Art Blakey) By himself Mysterioso Genious of Modern Music, Vols 1 & 2 Monk Underground

21. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton

Soundtrack | Last Man Standing

Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton was born on October 20, 1890 in Gulfport, Louisiana, USA as Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe. He is known for his work on Last Man Standing (1996), The Legend of 1900 (1998) and Beginners (2010). He died on July 10, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Odeon Brejeiro Apanhei-te Cavaquinho Escorregando Tenebroso Escovado Ouro sobre azul Elegantíssima

23. Carlos Gardel

Soundtrack | True Lies

Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will ...

24. Enrique Santos Discépolo

Soundtrack | Focus

Enrique Santos Discépolo was born on March 27, 1901 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He was a writer and composer, known for Focus (2015), Capricious and Millionaire (1940) and By the Light of a Star (1941). He was married to Tania. He died on December 23, 1951 in Buenos Aires.

25. Georges Brassens

Soundtrack | 8 femmes

Georges Brassens was born on October 22, 1921 in Sète, Hérault, France as Georges Charles Brassens. He was a composer and actor, known for 8 Women (2002), Le Dîner de Cons (1998) and Gone with the Woman (2007). He died on October 29, 1981 in Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Hérault.

Les copains d'abord La mauvaise reputation Chanson pour l'auvergnat Bonhomme Trompettes de la renomée Prière pour être enterré au cimetière de Sète

26. Jerome Kern

Soundtrack | Till the Clouds Roll By

Jerome David Kern was born in 1885. He began his stage career grafting American songs (for which he wrote the music) into imported European operettas. His breakthrough came with the song "They Didn't Believe Me", written (with lyrics by Edward Laska) for a show called "The Girl from Utah". It ...

1. Swing Time 2. Show boat 3. Roberta 4. Very warm for May (including All the things you are) 5. High, wide and handsome 6. Long ago and far away (in Cover Girl) 7. How'd You Like to Spoon With Me? (from Earl and the Girl) 8. Look For the Silver Lining (from Sally) 9. The Last Time I Saw Paris (from Lady Be Good)

27. Burt Bacharach

Music_department | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...

1. Casino Royale 2. What's new Pussycat 3. Alfie 4. Anyone who had a heart 5. Promises, promises 6. Athur's theme 7. What the world needs now is love 8. Piano solos

28. Sigmund Romberg

Soundtrack | Money Talks

Sigmund Romberg was born on July 29, 1887 in Nagykanizsa, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]. He is known for his work on Money Talks (1997), U-571 (2000) and Aloha (2015). He was married to Lillian Harris. He died on November 9, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.

1. Maytime 2. The desert song 3. The student prince 4. The new moon 5. Auf Wiedersehn (in The blue paradise) 6. Faithfully yours, song 7.

29. Victor Herbert

Soundtrack | Duck Soup

Every professional recording artist today owes their livelihood to some degree to Victor Herbert. Working closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others, he was the driving force in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on February 13, 1914. He became...

1. Naughty Marietta 2. Kiss me again 3. Babes in Toyland 4. Orange blossoms, incl. A Kiss in the dark 5. When You're Away from the musical show "The Only Girl", copyright 1914 6. Mlle Modiste

30. Antonio Carlos Jobim

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

Antonio Carlos Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. He is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), The Nice Guys (2016) and Lost Highway (1997). He was married to Ana Lontra Jobim and Thereza Hermanny. He ...

Black Orpheus Chega de saudade Corcovado Samba de ma nota só Desafinado Wave

31. Noel Rosa

Soundtrack | Madame Satã

Noel Rosa was born on December 11, 1910 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Noel de Medeiros Rosa. He is known for his work on Madame Satã (2002), Cousas Nossas (1931) and Cidade-Mulher (1936). He was married to Lindaura. He died on May 4, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro.

32. Björn Ulvaeus

Soundtrack | Mamma Mia!

Björn Ulvaeus was born on April 25, 1945 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Christian Ulvaeus. He is an actor and composer, known for Mamma Mia! (2008), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) and The Martian (2015). He has been married to Lena Källersjö since January 5, 1981. They ...


33. Benny Andersson

Soundtrack | Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson was born in 1946 outside of Stockholm, Sweden. His father and grandfather both being musicians, Benny was introduced to the accordion at an early age. With little patience for conventional music lessons, Benny is known to pick up just about any instrument and play it with ease. ...

34. Mark Knopfler

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include ...

35. Rudolf Friml

Soundtrack | Chinatown

Composer, songwriter ("Donkey Serenade", "Song of the Vagabonds") and pianist, educated at the Prague Conservatory and a music student of Anton Dvorak and Jiranek. He toured Europe as a concert pianist with violinist Jan Kubelik, and then toured America in 1901 and 1906. In 1912 he replaced Victor ...

36. Harry Warren

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Salvatore Anthony Guaragna. He is known for his work on The Shape of Water (2017), An Affair to Remember (1957) and Sphere (1998). He was married to Josephine Wensler. He died on September 22, 1981 in ...

(in 42nd Street) “Shadow Waltz” “Young and Healthy” “Go into Your Dance” “You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me” “Getting Out of Town” “We're in the Money” “Dames” "Keep Young and Beautiful “I Know Now” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Al Dubin song) “There’s a Sunny Side to Every Situation” “About a Quarter to Nine” "With Plenty of Money and You" “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” “Forty-Second Street”

37. Martial Solal

Soundtrack | The Dreamers

Martial Solal was born on August 23, 1927 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is known for his work on The Dreamers (2003), Breathless (1960) and The Trial (1962).

38. Louiguy

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Louiguy was born on April 3, 1916 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Luis Guillaume Guglielmi. He is known for his work on A Star Is Born (2018), X-Men: First Class (2011) and Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018). He was married to Simone Malherbe and Andrée Castel. He died on April 4, ...

Cerisier rose et pommier blanc La vie en rose

39. Agustín Lara

Soundtrack | La piel que habito

Agustín Lara was born on October 1, 1900 in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico as Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón Lara y Aguirre del Pino. He was an actor and composer, known for The Skin I Live In (2011), Arizona Dream (1993) and In the Mood for Love (2000). He was...

Granada Farolito Palabras de mujer Maria Bonita Noche de ronda Lamento borincano Amor de Mis Amores Piensa En Mi Arráncame la Vida Solamente una Vez Veracruz

40. Sinhô

Music_department | O Mandarim

Jura Gosto que me enrosco Deus nos livre do castigo das mulheres Ora vejam só

41. Pixinguinha

Soundtrack | Chega de Saudade

Pixinguinha was born on April 23, 1897 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho. He was an actor and composer, known for Chega de Saudade (2007), A Grande Cidade ou As Aventuras e Desventuras de Luzia e Seus 3 Amigos Chegados de Longe (1966) and Antonio das Mortes (...

1. Vou vivendo 2. Lamento 3. Rosa Um a zero Ingênuo (Pixinguinha/Benedito Lacerda A Vida É Um Buraco Segura Ele (Pixinguinha/Benedito Lacerda) Glória Os Oito Batutas Não Me Digas Naquele Tempo(Pixinguinha/Benedito Lacerda)

43. Cesare A. Bixio

Soundtrack | Raging Bull

Cesare A. Bixio was born on October 11, 1896 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Cesare Andrea Bixio. He is known for his work on Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999). He died on March 5, 1978 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

44. Robert Stolz

Soundtrack | 13 Sins

Robert Stolz was born on August 25, 1880 in Graz, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on 13 Sins (2014), Spring Parade (1940) and It Happened Tomorrow (1944). He was married to Yvonne Louise Ulrich, Josephine Zernitz, Franzi Ressel, Grete Holm and Lilli. He died on June 27, 1975 in West ...

46. Theo Mackeben

Composer | Der Weg ins Freie

Theo Mackeben was born on January 5, 1897 in Preußisch Stargard, West Prussia, Germany. He is known for his work on The Way to Freedom (1941), Patriots (1937) and Die Dubarry (1951). He was married to Loni Heuser and Toni Neft. He died on January 10, 1953 in Berlin, Germany.

47. Ary Barroso

Soundtrack | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Ary Barroso was born on November 7, 1903 in Ubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Ary Evangelista Barroso. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017), Brazil (1985) and There's Something About Mary (1998). He died on February 9, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

48. Cat Stevens

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Cat Stevens was born on July 21, 1948 in London, England as Stephen Demetre Georgiou. He is known for his work on Almost Famous (2000), Harold and Maude (1971) and Seven Psychopaths (2012). He has been married to Fawzia Ali since September 9, 1979. They have five children.

49. Mabel Wayne

Soundtrack | The Devil's Advocate

Mabel Wayne was described by a newspaper as a " lass from Brooklyn who wrote Spanish songs." Like many other composers, she spent some time in vaudeville before becoming a writer. Few native New Yorkers can boast such a catalog of Latin-influenced songs, which began in 1926 with "In A ...

50. Werner R. Heymann

Composer | To Be or Not to Be

Werner Richard Heymann was active as a classical composer in Berlin from 1912. By the end of the decade, he also wrote songs for cabaret and served as musical director for Max Reinhardt from 1918 to 1919. In films with Ufa from 1923, he initially worked as assistant to the head of the music ...

52. Gerry Mulligan

Soundtrack | L.A. Confidential

Born in New York, raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan was the foremost baritone sax player of his generation, as well as an acclaimed composer and arranger, and one of the founders of the post-WWII "West Coast" school of jazz. In addition to his three marriages, Mulligan was the long-term lover of ...

53. José Afonso

Soundtrack | Capitães de Abril

José Afonso was born on August 2, 1929 in Aveiro, Portugal as José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos. He is known for his work on April Captains (2000), Um Tiro no Escuro (2005) and Barbara (1980). He was married to Zélia Afonso and Maria Amália Oliveira. He died on February 23, 1987 in Setúbal, ...

55. Kid Ory

Soundtrack | Bicentennial Man

Kid Ory was born on December 25, 1886 in LaPlace, Louisiana, USA as Edward Ory. He was married to Barbara Ganung. He died on January 23, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

56. Dave Brubeck

Soundtrack | Inland Empire

Dave Brubeck was born on December 6, 1920 in Concord, California, USA as David Warren Brubeck. He is known for his work on Inland Empire (2006), Baby Driver (2017) and Constantine (2005). He was married to Iola Brubeck. He died on December 5, 2012 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.

58. Vincent Youmans

Soundtrack | Entrapment

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

59. Stephen Stills

Soundtrack | Annihilation

Stephen Stills was born on January 3, 1945, in Dallas, Texas. He dropped out of college to play music professionally. He formed Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth") with Neil Young and later became part of Crosby Stills & Nash. After they broke up, Stills joined Manassas, then helped to form ...

60. John Lewis

Music_department | Brotherhood of Death

John Lewis was born on May 3, 1920 in LaGrange, Illinois, USA as John Aaron Lewis. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of Death (1976), Little Murders (1971) and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). He was married to Mirjana Vrbanic. He died on March 29, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.

61. David Gates

Soundtrack | 3 Days to Kill

David Gates was born on December 11, 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as David Ashworth Gates. He is a composer and actor, known for 3 Days to Kill (2014), Maid in Manhattan (2002) and Pushing Tin (1999).

62. Sandy Denny

Soundtrack | Crush

Sandy Denny was born on January 6, 1947 in London, England as Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny. She was an actress, known for Crush (2001), The Dancer Upstairs (2002) and A Walk on the Moon (1999). She was married to Trevor Lucas. She died on April 21, 1978 in Wimbledon, London.

63. Art Kassel

Soundtrack | Moonlighting

Saxophonist, clarinetist and leader of "Kassels in the Air" (his tag line), a society orchestra which purveyed 'sweet' (rather then swing) dance music to audiences in the Midwest. His longest engagements were at the Bismarck Hotel in Chicago (15 years) and at the Aragon ballroom. A young Benny ...

65. Jimmy Cliff

Soundtrack | The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff was born on April 1, 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaica as James Chambers. He is an actor and composer, known for The Harder They Come (1972), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and Fool's Gold (2008).

66. Desmond Dekker

Soundtrack | Fool's Gold

Desmond Dekker was born on July 16, 1941 in Kingston, Jamaica as Desmond Adolphus Dacres. He was a composer, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Idiocracy (2006) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). He died on May 24, 2006 in Thornton Heath, London, England.

67. Vincenzo De Crescenzo

Director | Il narcotico orientale

Vincenzo De Crescenzo was born on February 18, 1875 in Naples, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Il narcotico orientale (1914), Fra larici e ghiacciai (1913) and Passione fatale (1913). He died on October 13, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

68. Henry Mancini

Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week ...

69. Patsy Cline

Soundtrack | Assassin's Creed

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth ...

70. Maurice Yvain

Soundtrack | Chocolat

Maurice Yvain was born on February 12, 1891 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Chocolat (2000), The Quiet American (2002) and A Good Year (2006). He was married to Hélène Achour, Marina Hotine, Gabrielle Ristori, Ana Ruiz y Miyares and Jeanne Colombéron. He died on July 28, 1965 in ...

71. Umberto Bindi

Soundtrack | Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Umberto Bindi was born on May 12, 1932 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He died on May 23, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Il mio mondo Il nostro concerto Arrivederci

72. Stephen Foster

Soundtrack | Batman

Stephen Foster was America's first professional songwriter of note. He was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, and developed musical talent early in his life, while still young beginning to compose in the style of Negro minstrel music of the day. His first hit as a professional songwriter was "Oh!...

Oh! Susannah

73. Alec Constandinos

Soundtrack | En man som heter Ove

Alec Constandinos is a composer and director, known for A Man Called Ove (2015), Milk (2008) and Thank God It's Friday (1978).

Velvet mornings

74. Raúl Ferrão

Music_department | Capas Negras

Son of director Ruy Ferrão.


75. Franz Doelle

Writer | Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht

Franz Doelle was able to continue his career during World War II.

Viktor und Viktoria

76. Paul Abraham

Composer | Die Blume von Hawaii

Paul Abraham was born on November 2, 1892 in Apatin, Hungary as Pál Abrahám. He is known for his work on Flower of Hawaii (1933), Flower of Hawaii (1953) and The Blue from the Sky (1932). He was married to Sarolta Feszely. He died on May 6, 1960 in Hamburg, Germany.

Das Blaue von Himmel Viktoria and her Hussard Das Blume von Hawaii

77. Mischa Spoliansky

Composer | Sanders of the River

Mischa Spoliansky, the distinguished composer who was born on December 28, 1898 in Bialystok, Russia, was forced forced to flee his native Russia after the Revolution of 1905 and then his adopted Germaany after the Hitler's rise to power. His family emigrated to Germany in 1905. The product of a ...

Heute nacht oder nie L'heure bleue Ich habe heute Abend etwas vor Tell Me To-Nigh

78. Victor Schertzinger

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Pennsylvania-born Victor Schertzinger trained as a violinist and toured internationally, then became a symphonic conductor. His first film credit was for composing the orchestral accompaniment for Civilization (1915). He directed Charles Ray films, among others, during the silent era. He went back ...

Dream lover I remember yoyu Tangerine One night of love My love parade Marcheta

79. Roger Whittaker

Soundtrack | Calvary

Roger Whittaker was born on March 22, 1936 in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an actor, known for Calvary (2014), The King (2005) and Little Voice (1998). He has been married to Natalie O'Brien since August 15, 1964. They have five children.

Albany The Last Farewell

80. Harry M. Woods

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Harry MacGregor Woods' contributions to popular music in the early 20th century are significant and often ignored by scholars. Few composers could boast that their songs lived far beyond the age of most tunes. He could have retired from just his first few hits, but he kept composing successful ...

I'm looking over for a four leaf clover River, stay 'way from my door

81. Jimmy McHugh

Soundtrack | North by Northwest

Jimmy McHugh was born on July 10, 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Francis McHugh. He is known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Cocoon (1985). He was married to Bessie Hornbrook. He died on May 23, 1969 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

I can't give you anything but love On the sunny side of the street I'm in the mood for love

83. Nick LaRocca

Soundtrack | Double Jeopardy

Songwriter ("Tiger Rag"), composer, conductor and cornetist, educated in high school and thereafter a cornetist, leader and manager of the The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. He played at Rosenweber's in New York during World War I, and toured throughout the United States and Europe until the group's ...

84. Libero Bovio

Writer | Zappatore

Father of writer Aldo Bovio.

Passione Tona pe n'ora Tu ca nun chiagne Arietta malinconica Quanno

85. Frederick Loewe

Soundtrack | The Little Prince

Frederick Loewe was born on June 10, 1901 in Berlin, Germany as Fritz Loewe. He is known for his work on The Little Prince (1974), Camelot (1967) and Gigi (1958). He was married to Ernestine Zwerline. He died on February 14, 1988 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

My fair lady Gigi Brigadoon

86. Tom Waits

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...

• Tom Waits o Swardfishtrombones – 1983 o Rain Dogs – 1985 o Frank’s Wild Years – 1987 o Bone Machine – 1992 o Mule Variations – 1999

87. André Hodeir

Composer | Ça va être ta fête

André Hodeir was born on January 22, 1921 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Ça va être ta fête (1960), Saint-Tropez Blues (1961) and La Parisienne (1957). He died on November 1, 2011 in Le Chesnay, Yvelines, France.

88. Jim Jacobs

Soundtrack | Grease

Jim Jacobs was born on October 7, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Grease (1978), Grease 2 (1982) and Easy A (2010). He was previously married to Denise Lynn.


89. Arthur Schwartz

Music_department | The Band Wagon

Arthur Schwartz was born on November 4, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Band Wagon (1953), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) and Cocoon (1985). He was married to Mary O'Hagon and Kay Carrington (actress, née Katherine Wright Carrington). He died on ...

The band wagon

90. John Kander

Soundtrack | Chicago

John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Harold Kander. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Cabaret (1972) and Shame (2011). He has been married to Albert Stephenson since 2010.


91. Claude-Michel Schönberg

Soundtrack | Les Misérables

Before writing musicals, Schonberg was an artistic director at EMI; he was producing artists such as Gilbert Bécaud, Franck Pourcel, Ke Shang. In 1973, he composed the music for "La Revolution Francaise", and acted as "King Louis XVI" in the production. Franck Pourcel decided to produce in first LP...

Les Miserables

The CZardas Princess

Die Bettelstudent

94. Leo Fall

Soundtrack | 1. April 2000

Leo Fall was born on February 2, 1873 in Olmültz, Austria as Leopold Fall. He is known for his work on 1. April 2000 (1952), Der fidele Bauer (1951) and The Divorcée (1953). He was married to Berta Jadassohn. He died on September 16, 1925 in Vienna, Austria.

The Circus Princess

95. Johann Strauss

Soundtrack | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Johann Strauss (or Johann Strauss son), one of Austrian music's most famous names who studied music secretly against his father's will, later became the leader of his father's band and the indisputable "waltz king"; his waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube', is the main theme in Stanley Kubrick's ...

96. Josef Strauß

Soundtrack | Kaiserwalzer

Josef Strauss was born on August 20, 1827, in Vienna, Austria. His father, named Johann Strauss Sr., was the famous composer of waltzes and a leader of his own orchestra. Young Josef Strauss was educated as an engineer and had also accomplished several architectural projects. In 1853 his life and ...

97. Marvin Hamlisch

Composer | The Spy Who Loved Me

Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal ...

A chorus line

98. Nico Dostal

Composer | Heimatland

Nico Dostal was an Austrian composer of operettas and film music. He did 16 operettas and more than 20 film scores. In 1943 he composed the music of the film "Das Lied der Wüste" ("The Desert Song", "La Chanson du désert") (1939) (songs for Zarah Leander "Fatme, erzähl' mie ein Märchen", "Sagt dir ...


99. Duncan Sheik

Soundtrack | The Saint

Duncan Scott Sheik was born on November 18, 1969, in Montclair, New Jersey. His mother was single, so he was raised by her and his grandparents in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He has one younger sister. His father lives in New Jersey. Duncan was raised Catholic, but converted to Buddhism later in ...

Spring Awakening

100. Michel Berger

Soundtrack | 8 femmes

Michel Berger was born on November 28, 1947 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Michel Jean Hamburger. He is known for his work on 8 Women (2002), Young & Beautiful (2013) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was married to France Gall. He died on August 2, 1992 in ...


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