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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 April 1888Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 26 October 1941Hollywood, California, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

American-born Victor Schertzinger trained as a violinist and toured internationally, then became a symphonic conductor. His first film credit was for composing the orchestral accompaniment for Civilization (1916). He directed the Charles Ray films, among others, during the silent era. He went back to composing when talkies came in, with many credits throughout the '30s, ending with The Fleet's In (1942), which appeared posthumously after his sudden death in 1941. This superb score included four hit songs, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. He also directed films during this era, including the sumptuous British production of The Mikado (1939) in Technicolor, which stands the test of time, to this day. He also had close directorial relationships with James Cagney, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. He was unusually well-liked, and known for getting along with everyone.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Muller and David Sherriff

Spouse (1)

Julia E. Nicklin (? - 26 October 1941) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Two daughters, Patricia and Paula.
Uncle-in-law of Jack Smith.
Uncle of Victoria Stuart. Her mother is his sister, Pauline.

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