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Basil Adlam (1904–1974)

Composer, author, arranger, saxophonist. Educated in Canadian public schools, he studied with Herman Genss and Albert Coates. He was a saxophonist with the Phil Harris and Ozzie Nelson bands, and arranged for and conducted the Horace Heidt orchestra. He conducted for ABC Radio and television; was producer and music director for the US Treasury ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Free People
A Free People Composer
(1965)
The Amazing Mr. Malone
(1950)

Filmography

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 1965 A Free People (Documentary short)
 1952-1961 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (204 episodes)
- Rick's 21st Birthday (1961) ... (as Buzz Adlam)
- Selling Rick's Drums (1961) ... (as Buzz Adlam)
- The Pen and Pencil Set (1961) ... (as Buzz Adlam)
- A Question of Suits and Ties (1961) ... (as Buzz Adlam)
- The Manly Arts (1961) ... (as Buzz Adlam)
 1950 The Amazing Mr. Malone (TV Movie)
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 1962-1964 Space Angel (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- How to Win a Space Race Without Really Trying (1964) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The National Bank Chase (1964) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Power Failure (1963) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Space Hijackers (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Bar-B-Q Magoo (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
  The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes, 1953 - 1957) (musical director - 1 episode, 1953)
- Ozzie, the Treasurer (1957) ... (composer: additional music)
- Like Father, Like Son (1957) ... (composer: additional music)
- Buried Treasure (1956) ... (composer: additional music)
- Watching Thorny's House (1956) ... (composer: additional music)
- Art Studies (1956) ... (composer: additional music)
 1942 Panama Hattie (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Cairo (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Kathleen (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold (music arranger - uncredited)
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 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Digger Magoo (1960) ... (music: "Stop the Wedding", "Scientific Stuff" - uncredited)
- Green Thumb Magoo (1960) ... (music: "Scientific Stuff", "Cheese Cake", "Award", "Mighty Proud", "Kitten" - uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Code of Honor (1958) ... (arranger: "All Of Me", "Catch A Falling Star" - uncredited)
 1946 The Island Fling (Short) (writer: "Poor Robinson Crusoe" - uncredited)
 1946 Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Pin Marin" - uncredited)
 1938 I See Ice (writer: "Poor Robinson Crusoe" - uncredited)
 1937 When's Your Birthday? (lyrics: "I Love You from Coast to Coast" (1937) - uncredited) / (music: "I Love You from Coast to Coast" (1937) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Wrote the theme song for radio programs "The Six Shooter," "Dangerous Assignment," "Hollywood Open House" (ca. 1947), "Hollywood Star Playhouse" (Theme 2), "The Man From Homicide," and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (later theme).

Alternate Names:

Buzz Adlam
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Capricorn

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