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Van Alexander (I) (1915–2015)

Composer, bandleader, conductor and author Van Alexander was educated at Columbia University, then formed his own orchestra playing in theatres and on radio, later arranging and conducting for radio. He was the chief conductor and arranger for Gordon MacRae and Sheila MacRae. His chief musical collaborator was Ella Fitzgerald, and he made many ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Hazel
Hazel Composer
(1962-1966)
Strait-Jacket
Strait-Jacket Composer
(1964)
Baby Face Nelson
Baby Face Nelson Composer
(1957)
The Mickey Rooney Show
(1954-1955)

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 2002 Battle-Axe: The Making of 'Strait-Jacket' (Video documentary short)
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1977)
- Episode #1.7 (1977)
- Episode #1.6 (1977)
- Episode #1.5 (1977)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pay Dirt (1967)
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Leprechaun (1966)
 1963-1966 Hazel (TV Series) (76 episodes)
 1964-1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Stag at Bay (1965)
- The Helping Hand (1964)
 1964 Strait-Jacket
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
- And James Was a Very Small Snail (1963) ... (music score)
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Big Sixteen (1963)
- A Way of Her Own (1963)
- The New Look (1963)
 1962 Safe at Home!
 1961 The Americans (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Guerrillas (1961) ... (music by)
 1959 Girls Town
 1959 The Last Mile
 1958 Senior Prom (uncredited)
 1956 When Gangland Strikes (uncredited)
 1956 Jaguar
 1954-1955 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- The Surplus Store (1955) ... (music composed by)
- The Wedding Present (1955) ... (music composed by)
- The Basketball Star (1955) ... (music composed by)
- The Fur Coat (1955) ... (music composed by)
- Scoop Mulligan (1955) ... (music composed by)
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Born Alexander Van Vliet Feldman, at the suggestion of a record producer for an easier name for people to remember, Alexander went to court and legally changed his name to Van Alexander. And from that record signing on, his first name became his last. See more »

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