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Les Brown (I) (1912–2001)

Famed band leader, composer, author, arranger and conductor, educated at Ithaca College, the New York Military Academy, and Duke University (where he led the dance orchestra). He worked as a freelance arranger, and formed the Band of Renown in 1938, touring until 1947. He joined ASCAP in 1952, collaborating with Ben Homer and Bud Green. He made ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1978 Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1969 Roberta (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1969 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 March 1969 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1964 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (musical director/conductor - 24 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (musical director/conductor)
- Episode #1.24 (1964) ... (musical director/conductor)
- Episode #1.23 (1964) ... (musical director/conductor)
- Episode #1.22 (1964) ... (musical director/conductor)
- Episode #1.21 (1964) ... (musical director/conductor)
 1963 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 1963 (1963) ... (conductor)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series) (musical director)
 1958 Roberta (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
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Other Works:

CD: "Bandland/Revolution in Sound" (Columbia) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Les Brown and his Music | Les Brown and His Orchestra | Les Brown and His Band of Reknown | Les Brown and His Band of Renown
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Personal Quote:

[on Martin Melcher, the husband of Doris Day, who was at one time a singer in Brown's band] Marty Melcher was an awful man, pushy, grating on the nerves, crass, money-hungry. He lived off Patty Andrews, then when Doris came along and looked like a better ticket, he glommed onto her. See more »

Trivia:

Band leader ("Les Brown And his Band of Renown"). See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Leap Frog"

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