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George Bassman (1914–1997)

Composer and songwriter ("I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", the Tommy Dorsey theme), conductor and arranger, he was educated at the Boston Conservatory and studied with Toch and Strelitzer. Between 1931-1934 he arranged for dance orchestras, and then for Andre Kostelanetz and CBS between 1934-1936. He arranged the Broadway musicals "Alive and ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1995 The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 1964 Mail Order Bride (conductor)
 1962 The Great Chase (Documentary) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1962 Ride the High Country (conductor)
 1962 State Fair (orchestrator)
 1959 Middle of the Night (conductor)
  Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (composer - 36 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (musical director - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1957)
- Festival of Magic (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Mr. Broadway (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Cinderella (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Great Sebastians (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1957 Mr. Broadway (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1956 Canyon Crossroads (conductor)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- The Wizard of Oz (1956) ... (orchestrator - archive footage)
 1955 Marty (composer: additional music)
 1953 Louisiana Territory (conductor)
 1953 The Joe Louis Story (conductor)
 1953 Big Leaguer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Desperate Search (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Naked City (music director - uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Undercover Maisie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (musical director)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy (composer: title music - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (conductor: score - uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (orchestrator)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (orchestrator)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1942 Panama Hattie (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1942 Cairo (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1941 Design for Scandal (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 The Feminine Touch (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Lady Be Good (orchestrator) / (vocal arranger)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store (vocal and orchestration)
 1941 A Woman's Face (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1941 Road to Zanzibar (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Rage in Heaven (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Go West (orchestrator)
 1940 Hullabaloo (orchestrator)
 1940 Too Many Girls (musical director) / (orchestral arranger)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 I Love You Again (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 New Moon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Mortal Storm (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (orchestrator)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Of Mice and Men (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Gulliver's Travels (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 At the Circus (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1939 Babes in Arms (orchestral arrangements)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (orchestral and vocal arrangements)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Happily Buried (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestral and vocal arrangements)
 1939 Honolulu (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 They Live Again (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Girl Downstairs (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Men of Steel (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Once Over Lightly (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Dramatic School (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Spring Madness (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Young in Heart (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Listen, Darling (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Grid Rules (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Fast Company (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 A Day at the Beach (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 What Do You Think?: Tupapaoo (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Forgotten Step (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Everybody Sing (orchestrations)
 1937 Friend Indeed (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 You're Only Young Once (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress (additional arrangements)
 1937 The Last Gangster (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Conquest (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Big City (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1937 Between Two Women (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1937 Parnell (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 The Little Maestro (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Personal Property (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Wanted -- A Master (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Love on the Run (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short) (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1936 All American Chump (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Old Hutch (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Swing Banditry (Short) (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short) (vocal and orchestral arrangements)
 1936 Piccadilly Jim (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 His Brother's Wife (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Suzy (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Guys and Dolls (1955). Musical comedy (revival). Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Music by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch. Orchestral Arrangements by: George Bassman and Ted Royal. Vocal Arranger and Direction by: Herbert Greene. ... See more »
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