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John Addison (I) (1920–1998)

John Addison was born on March 16, 1920 in West Chobham, Surrey, England as John Mervyn Addison. He is known for his work on Sleuth (1972), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). He was married to Pamela Addison. He died on December 7, 1998 in Bennington, Vermont, USA. See full bio »

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Sleuth Music Department
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far Music Department
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote Music Department
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 1984 Grace Quigley (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1980 The Pilot (conductor)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far (conductor)
 1977 Joseph Andrews (conductor)
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 Swashbuckler (conductor)
 1974 Dead Cert (conductor)
 1974 Luther (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1972 Sleuth (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1971 Cry of the Penguins (conductor)
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me (conductor)
 1967 Smashing Time (additional lyrics) / (conductor)
 1967 The Honey Pot (conductor)
 1966 Torn Curtain (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Time Lost and Time Remembered (conductor)
 1965 The Uncle (conductor)
 1965 The Loved One (conductor)
 1964 Guns at Batasi (conductor)
 1964 Girl with Green Eyes (conductor)
 1963 The Model Murder Case (conductor)
 1963 Tom Jones (music conductor)
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1962 Go to Blazes (conductor)
 1961 A Taste of Honey (conductor)
 1961 His and Hers (conductor)
 1960 A French Mistress (composer: song "Madeleine") / (conductor)
 1960 The Entertainer (conductor)
 1960 School for Scoundrels (conductor)
 1959 Look Back in Anger (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat (conductor)
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (conductor)
 1957 Lucky Jim (music director)
 1957 Cat Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Private's Progress (music director)
 1955 John and Julie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Make Me an Offer (conductor)
 1954 The End of the Road (conductor)
 1953 Terror on a Train (conductor)
 1952 The Hour of 13 (conductor)
 1952 Brandy for the Parson (conductor)
 1948 The Outsider (composer: the school song and dance numbers)
 1947 Fame Is the Spur (musician: The Chopin Prelude - as Jock Addison)
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(1994-1995 season) He was composer for John Osborne's play, "The Entertainer," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Arvin Brown was director. Hugh Landwehr was set designer. Jess Goldstein was costume designer. Mark Stanley was lighting designer. Bill Braun was musical director. See more »

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Jock Addison

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British wartime fighter pilot Douglas Bader, the subject of "Reach for the Sky" - scored by Addison - was his brother-in-law. See more »



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