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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 May 1915New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 19 July 2015Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameAlexander Van Vliet Feldman

Mini Bio (1)

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 records. He joined ASCAP in 1941 and his popular song works include "I'll Close My Eyes"; 'A-Tisket, A-Tasket"; "Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?"; "Got A Pebble In My Shoe"; "Bouillya Baise"; and "There's A Ship Comin' In".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234! (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Beth Baremore (22 September 1938 - 14 February 2011) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Brother of Jerry Fielding.
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.

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