David Rose

Born Jun 15, 1910

David Rose was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for many television series, including It's a Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol under the pseudonym "Ray Llewellyn.… Read More

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1910 Birth Born on June 15, 1910.


1938 28 Years Old He was married on October 8, 1938, to the actress Martha Raye. They were divorced on May 19, 1941.


1941 31 Years Old Rose was married for a second time, on July 28, 1941, to the actress and singer Judy Garland. … Read More
1944 34 Years Old Garland and Rose divorced in 1944. … Read More
1948 38 Years Old …  Rose joined the cast in 1948 and went on to work with Skelton on his television show for over 20 years.


1957 47 Years Old In 1957 his rendition of Larry Clinton's "Calypso Melody" became Rose's second million selling record, and was awarded a gold disc.
1958 48 Years Old "The Stripper" was composed by Rose and recorded in 1958. … Read More


1990 80 Years Old Died on August 23, 1990.
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