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Oscar Straus (I) (1870–1954)

Oscar Straus was born on March 6, 1870 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Oscar Nathan Strauss. He was a composer, known for The Earrings of Madame de... (1953), La ronde (1950) and Make a Wish (1937). He was married to Clara Singer and Nelly Irmen. He died on January 11, 1954 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria. See full bio »

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Known For

La ronde
La ronde Composer
Make a Wish
Make a Wish Composer
The Waltz Dream
The Waltz Dream Composer


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 1973 Der letzte Walzer (TV Movie)
 1969 Ein Walzertraum (TV Movie)
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie)
 1953 The Last Waltz (music composer: operetta 'Der letzte Walzer')
 1952 Sonho de Valsa (TV Movie)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Waltz Dream (1951)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 La ronde (as Oscar Strauss)
 1940 Moulin Rouge
 1938 Three Waltzes
 1937 Make a Wish
 1934 The Last Waltz (from operetta "Der letzte Walzer")
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1907 Ein Walzertraum (Short)
 1903 Der lustige Ehemann (Short)
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Other Works:

His musical, "The Chocolate Soldier," was performed at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Roy Royston, Marta Labarr, Gordon Needham, Allen Christie, and Fred Emney in the cast. See more »

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Oscar Strauss

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Viennese conductor and composer of operettas, cabaret songs and occasional film music. Straus deliberately changed his surname (from "Strauss") to avoid association with the famous musical dynasty of that name. He was not related.

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