Edit

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (3)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 October 1922Hastings, Nebraska, USA
Date of Death 11 October 2008Toluca Lake, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameNeal Paul Hefti

Mini Bio (1)

Composer ("'Batman' Theme), conductor, arrager and trumpeter, educated in high school and through private music study. He was a trumpeter and arranger with dance orchestras including those of Harry James, Woody Herman, and Charlie Spivak between 1941 and 1951. He was a staff arranger and arranger for the "Arthur Godfrey Show" and the "Kate Smith Show" over ABC, and also formed his own orchestra, playing theatres, hotels, clubs and colleges, and made many recordings. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his oher popular song and instrumental compositions include "Coral Reef", "Cute", "Plymouth Rock", "Buttercup", "Two for the Blues", "Oh What a Night for Love", "Cherry Point", "The Kid from Red Bank", "Repetition", "Splanky", "Sunday Morning", "Hot Pink", "Little Pony", "Lake Placid", "Why Not?", "Blowin' Up a Storm", "I'm Shoutin' Again", "Eee Dee", "Jump for Johnny", "The Long Night", "The Good Earth", "Wildroot", "Late Date", "It's Always Nice to Be With You", "I Must Know", and "Girl Talk".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (1)

Frances Wayne (1945 - 6 February 1978) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Met his wife, Frances Wayne, when both were with the Woody Herman orchestra in the 1940s, he as a trumpeter/arranger, she as a singer.
Composed a theme tune for Playboy Magazine, called "Playboy's Theme," which was later used as the title music for Playboy After Dark (1969), and is occasionally used today for Playboy-related media, such as advertisements for the magazine.
Cy Coleman is the composer of "Playboy's Theme" not Neal Hefti.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page