Morris Stoloff
American composer
Morris Stoloff
Morris Stoloff was a musical composer. Stoloff worked as a music director at Columbia Pictures from 1936 to 1962. Among space age pop fans, he is best remembered for his 1956 Top 10 hit that paired the swing era tune "Moonglow" with the love theme from the movie Picnic. A child prodigy on the violin, Stoloff was taken under the wing of W. A. Clark. After studying with Leopold Auer for several years, Stoloff was touring the U.S.
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Recalling 25 years of No. 1 hits in 'Time Tunnel Medley' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
In May 1956, two versions of "Moonglow and Theme from 'Picnic' " were in the top 5, one by Morris Stoloff and the other by the George Cates Orchestra. Twice, the No. 1 song of the entire year was an instrumental: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"
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Bob Shryock: A prom night I'll never forget - Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
Google News - almost 6 years
But you 70-somethings probably recall these from '56, as well: The Platters' “My Prayer,” Morris Stoloff's “Moonglow,” theme from “Picnic,” Fats Domino's “Blueberry Hill,” the Four Lads' “No, Not Much,” Don Cherry's “Band of Gold,” and George Hamilton
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THE WEEK AHEAD: Feb. 11 - 17; FILM
NYTimes - about 10 years
The BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS, often considered a predictor of the Oscars, will be presented in London on Sunday night. The nominees for best film are a fairly familiar slate: ''Babel,'' ''The Departed,'' ''The Last King of Scotland'' and ''The Queen,'' though the best-actor nominees have a vaguely Anglophilic slant: Daniel Craig for ''Casino
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Harry Sukman, a Composer;Won Oscar for Film Score
NYTimes - about 32 years
Harry Sukman, an Oscar-winning composer who wrote the theme to the television show ''Dr. Kildare,'' collapsed and died of a heart attack Sunday on his 72d birthday at a benefit for a stroke center. Mr. Sukman had finished playing the piano at the Stroke Activity Center's annual dinner-dance at the Spa Hotel. He stood up to announce his next piece
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CARMEN DRAGON, A COMPOSER
NYTimes - almost 33 years
The composer-conductor Carmen Dragon, who for four decades made music on film, radio, television and records, died of cancer today. He was 69 years old. Mr. Dragon died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, a spokesman, Mitchell Schneider, said. Mr. Dragon, whose son Daryl Dragon is half of the popular music team the Captain & Tennille, won an
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