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Don A. Ferris (1919–2006)

Composer and pianist, educated at the Liner Academy of Music in Boston. He served in the US Army during World War II, and was a staff organist in the Armed Forces Radio Service. He served as a staff pianist for film studios for two years, then from 1946 was pianist for the David Rose orchestra. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his chief musical collaborator ... See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Midnight
Captain Midnight Music Department
(1954-1956)
The Red Skelton Hour
The Red Skelton Hour Music Department
(1962-1966)
Hot Shots! Part Deux
(1993)
North
North Soundtrack
(1994)

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  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (music coordinator - 9 episodes, 1962 - 1966) (musical coordinator - 1 episode, 1966)
- Red Skelton Scrapbook 66 (1966) ... (music coordinator)
- Half a Loafer Is Better Than None (1966) ... (music coordinator)
- Down the Old Chisholm Trail with the Old Chiseler (1966) ... (musical coordinator)
- When Nut-Hood Was in Flower (1966) ... (music coordinator)
- The Seven Year Wretch (1965) ... (music coordinator - as Don Ferris)
 1954-1956 Captain Midnight (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- The Human Bullet (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Million Dollar Diamond (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Runaway Suitcase (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flight Into the Unknown (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Jungle Pit (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
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 1994 North ("FATHER KNOWS BEST THEME")
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (writer: "Theme" - as Don Ferris)
 1958 Attack of the Puppet People (music: "You're My Living Doll" - as Don Ferris)
 1947 Philo Vance Returns (writer: "Tell Me" - as Don Ferris)
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