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Louis Forbes (1902–1981)

Composer, songwriter and conductor, a music student of Edward Kilenyi and Max Steiner. He was under contract to David O. Selznick for seven years, and director of music for Goldwyn Productions for three years. He also worked for RKO. Joining ASCAP in 1951, his other popular-song compositions include "Passion Tango," "The Bat," "Hong Kong Affair," ... See full bio »
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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Music Department
Rebecca Music Department
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other Music Department
Pot o' Gold
Pot o' Gold Music Department


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 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (musical director)
 1950 The Man Who Cheated Himself (musical director)
 1950 Second Chance (musical director)
 1950 Johnny One-Eye (musical director)
 1949 Mrs. Mike (musical director)
 1948 Pitfall (musical director)
 1947 Intrigue (musical director)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (musical director)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (music supervisor)
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever (associate music director)
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1945 Story of G.I. Joe (associate musical director)
 1945 Wonder Man (musical director)
 1945 Brewster's Millions (musical director)
 1944 Since You Went Away (associate music director)
 1944 Up in Arms (musical director)
 1941 Pot o' Gold (musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1940 Rebecca (music associate - as Lou Forbes)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (assistant musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1939 Tower of London (music associate - uncredited)
 1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story (musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1939 Made for Each Other (music director - as Lou Forbes)
 1938 Little Orphan Annie (musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (music director - as Lou Forbes)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (musical director - uncredited)
 1937 Let Them Live (musical director)
 1937 Night Key (musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1937 Oh, Doctor (musical director)
 1937 She's Dangerous (musical director - as Lou Forbes)
 1936 Mysterious Crossing (musical director)
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