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Robert Emmett Dolan (1906–1972)

Composer, songwriter ("A Home in the Meadow"), film executive and conductor, educated at Loyola College (on scholarship) and a piano student of his mother, and later, Letonal, Mortimer Wilson, Joseph Schillinger, and Ernst Toch. He became music director for MGM in 1941, and also was the music director for the Broadway productions "Good News", "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 8 Oscars. See more awards »

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 1962 How the West Was Won (associate conductor - uncredited) / (music co-ordinator)
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla (composer: stock music - US version)
 1956 The Leather Saint (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Alaska Seas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (musical director)
 1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance (musical director)
 1949 Top o' the Morning (musical director)
 1949 The Great Gatsby (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones (musical director - uncredited)
 1948 Saigon (musical director - uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio (musical director)
 1947 Where There's Life (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Blue Skies (musical director)
 1946 The Blue Dahlia (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Stork Club (musical director)
 1945 Road to Utopia (conductor: musical numbers)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (musical director)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (musical director)
 1945 Bring on the Girls (musical director)
 1944 Here Come the Waves (musical director)
 1944 Going My Way (musical director)
 1944 Lady in the Dark (music director)
 1943 Let's Face It (musical director)
 1943 Dixie (musical director)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky (musical director)
 1942 Holiday Inn (musical director)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (musical director)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase (musical director)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music supervisor) / (musical director)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (music effects - as Bobby Dolan)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Texas Li'l Darlin'. Muscial comedy. Music by Robert Emmett Dolan. Book by John Whedon and Sam Moore. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Will Irwin. Choreographed by Al White, Jr. Scenic Design by Theodore Cooper. Directed by Paul Crabtree. Mark Hellinger Theatre: 25 Nov 1949... See more »

Alternate Names:

Bobby Dolan | Robert E. Dolan
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Personal Quote:

[observation, 1973] As opposed to the 1930s or '40s, when song- writers like Gershwin and Kern and Rodgers and Arlen were using harmonics, I actually think we've retrogressed. Those days were much richer musically. Remember how the word 'lush' was applied to our popular music? One of the things that I've said to my own son Casey, who's seventeen and very much into this hard-rock thing, is 'I ... See more »

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