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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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 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2012 Battleship (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Donor Unknown (2011) ... (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (writer: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 2008 Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2008 Get Smart (performer: "Anna (El Negro Zumbon)")
 2007 Because I Said So (writer: "Say What")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Hen House (2006) ... ("Leap Frog")
 2005 Rascals on the Road (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (performer: "I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM")
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Marco Polo (2004) ... (music: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 2003 The Regular Guy (Short) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2003 Alex & Emma (writer: "It All Depends on You")
 2000 Super Speedway (Documentary) (writer: "Sentimental Journey" - as Brown)
 2000 Big Money Hustlas (Video) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1997 How They Get There (Short) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (writer: "THE THRILL IS GONE")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (performer: "'S Wonderful")
 1995 Four Rooms (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (performer: "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio")
 1994 Forrest Gump (arranger: "Silent Night" (1818))
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story (music: "Leap Frog")
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie) (music: "Sentimental Journey")
 1984 Maria's Lovers (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1980 Great Railway Journeys of the World (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Coast to Coast (1980) ... (writer: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Loretta Lynn (1978) ... (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Your Hit Parade (1978) ... (music: "Sentimental Journey")
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1964 Ensign Pulver (music: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 1963 The Nutty Professor (writer: "Leap Frog" - uncredited)
 1961 Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 ... (music: "Sentimental Journey")
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "Let Me Off Uptown" - uncredited)
 1957 Dance Demons (Short) (performer: "Moonlight in Vermont", "Hawaiian War Chant", "Cha-Cha for Gia")
 1956 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jack Tries to Get a Passport to Europe (1956) ... (music: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 1949 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1949) ... (music: "Sentimental Journey" - uncredited)
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round #4 (Short) (performer: "Leap Frog", "Swamp Fire", "Sentimental Journey", "Mexican Hat Dance") / (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1946 Sentimental Journey (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
 1945 You Belong to My Heart (Short) (writer: "Sentimental Journey")
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CD: "Lerner & Loewe Bandbook/Richard Rodgers Bandbook" (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 Renown | Les Brown and his Band of Renown

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[on the resurgent popularity of big-band music] I hate to say it, but there's no relationship between what these guys are doing now and our music, or Benny Goodman's or Artie Shaw's. See more »


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6506 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »


Theme song: "Leap Frog"

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