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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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 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: "100 Years of Swing" (ZFOLIO) 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 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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