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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 August 1906Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 26 September 1972Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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", "Follow Through", "Flying Colors", "Strike Me Pink", "Hot-Cha", "May Wine", "Hooray for What", "La Rose De France" (Paris), "Leave It to Me", "Very Warm for May", and "Louisiana Purchase". In addition, he wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Texas, Li'l Darlin" and "Foxy". Joining ASCAP in 1946, his chief musical collaborators included Johnny Mercer and Walter O'Keefe, and his other popular-song compositions include "Your Heart Will Tell You So", "At Last I'm in Love", "Little By Little", "Hullabaloo", "Song of the Highwayman", "You", "Out of the Past", "I Love You", "And So to Bed", "Glamour Waltz", "Big Movie Show in the Sky", "A Month of Sundays", and "Talk to Me, Baby".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (2)

Nan Martin (17 March 1948 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Vilma Ebsen (24 June 1933 - 1948) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Married and divorced twice, his son by actress Nan Martin is named Casey Martin Dolan.
Ex-brother-in-law of Buddy Ebsen.
Father of Bobby Dolan Jr..

Personal Quotes (1)

[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 listen to it, but I get no surprises'. They'll keep on doing variations on one chord, but that's the same chord all the way through.

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