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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 January 1916Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 4 May 1998Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (2)

One of the most prolific B-movie composers, Albert Glasser started off as a copyist in the music department at Warner Brothers in the late 1930s, learning the art of film scoring from scratch while working under such big guns as Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He graduated to orchestrating, and by the mid-'40s was composing and directing his own scores. A hard, fast worker, Glasser found his musical skills put to the test in the frantic, down-to-the-wire world of B-picture making. He scored a staggering 135 movies between 1944 and 1962, not counting at least 35 features for which he received no credit. In addition to scoring 300 television shows and 450 radio programs, he arranged and conducted for noted American operetta composer Rudolf Friml and orchestrated for Ferde Grofé Sr. (with whom he first collaborated on the sci-fi classic Rocketship X-M (1950)).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Composer and conductor, educated at USC through an Alchin Chair Foundation scholarship. In 1937 he won the California Composers Contest, and won the Southern California Contest in 1945. He conducted various orchestras, and was staff arranger for a film company for four years. For the US War Department, he composed music for Frank Capra's Special Services Unit and for Office of War Information radio shows for overseas broadcasts. For radio, he composed scores for "Hopalong Cassidy", "Clyde Beatty", and "Tarzan". Joining ASCAP in 1950, his popular-song compositions include "Urubu", "The Cisco Kid", "Someday" and "I Remember Your Love".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Personal Quotes (1)

[about his work on The Monster Maker (1944), his first screen credit, for which he received $250] I composed, orchestrated, copied, conducted, worked with the music cutter. What the hell? If I didn't want it, they had ten guys waiting. I wanted credit.

Salary (3)

The Monster Maker (1944) $250
The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico (1945) $350
The Cyclops (1957) $4,000

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