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Herschel Burke Gilbert (1918–2003)


Composer, arranger and orchestrator of prolific output. Trained on violin and leader of his own dance band by the age of fifteen. Studied at the Juilliard Institute of Musical Art (1939-41), subsequently learned composition under the tutelage of Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Lukas Foss. Briefly joined the big band of Harry James as ... See full bio »

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 1976 The Witch Who Came from the Sea (music director)
 1975 Gemini Affair (conductor)
 1972 I Dismember Mama (conductor)
 1970 The Secret of the Sacred Forest (conductor)
  Burke's Law (TV Series) (composer - 79 episodes, 1963 - 1966) (music supervision - 25 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Very Important Russian Is Missing (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Little Gift for Cairo (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Or No Tomorrow (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
  Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (music supervisor - 32 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (conductor - 2 episodes, 1965)
- A Nose by Any Other Name (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- It's Magic (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Physical Fatness (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home? (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Forget Me Not (1965) ... (music supervisor)
  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (music supervisor - 14 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (conductor - 2 episodes, 1965)
- The New Society (1965) ... (conductor)
- Twenty Miles from Dodge (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Dry Road to Nowhere (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Eliab's Aim (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- One Killer on Ice (1965) ... (music supervisor)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (music supervisor - 22 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (conductor - 5 episodes, 1965)
- The Case of the Mischievous Doll (1965) ... (conductor)
- The Case of the Wrongful Writ (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1965) ... (conductor)
- The Case of the Duplicate Case (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- The Case of the Gambling Lady (1965) ... (conductor)
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series) (music supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Bailey's Band (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- Look Who's a Sailor (1964) ... (music supervisor)
  Rawhide (TV Series) (music supervisor - 7 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (conductor - 4 episodes, 1964)
- The Meeting (1965) ... (music supervisor)
- The Photographer (1964) ... (conductor) / (music supervisor)
- Corporal Dasovik (1964) ... (conductor) / (music supervisor)
- Damon's Road: Part II (1964) ... (conductor) / (music supervisor)
- Damon's Road: Part I (1964) ... (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1964 Della (music supervisor)
  Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1964) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode dated 29 August 1964 (1964) ... (music) / (music supervisor)
 1963 Munroe (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
  The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 60 episodes, 1961 - 1963) (music supervisor - 55 episodes, 1961 - 1963)
- Last of the Private Eyes (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- The Old Man and the City (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- The Last of the Big Spenders (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- Epilogue (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- The Third Side of a Coin (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Sheridan Square (1963) ... (music supervisor)
 1962-1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series) (music supervisor - 10 episodes)
- New Lead Berlin (1963) ... (music supervisor)
- The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar (1963) ... (music supervisor)
- Slug It, Miss Joyous (1963) ... (music supervisor)
- A Night of Horns and Bells (1962) ... (music supervisor)
- A Shame for the Diamond Wedding (1962) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1962 The Detectives (TV Series) (composer - 97 episodes)
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Walls Have Eyes (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Fourth Commandment (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Finders Keepers (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1962 Geronimo (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor)
 1961 The Jane Powell Show (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1961 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (composer - 47 episodes)
- Ike, the Novelty King (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Romeo and Rose (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Jonathan Wills Story (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Triple Cross (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Artie Moon (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (composer - 36 episodes)
- Bow Wow Blues (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Fox's Foul Play (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Borrowed Beachland (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Canned Camera (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- East Side, West Side (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series) (music supervisor - 38 episodes)
- The Marker (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Renegades (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Swindler (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Guardian Angels (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Orphans (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1960-1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series) (composer - 38 episodes)
- The Deadly Game (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Partners in Death (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- No Escape (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Ordeal at Forty Fathoms (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Rescue at Diamond Shoal (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series) (music supervisor - 32 episodes)
- Birth of a Salesman (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- No, My Darling Daughter (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Bridey Lindsey Story (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Mr. Santini Writes a Letter (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- New Deal for Wilma (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1960-1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series) (music supervisor - 32 episodes)
- Dead Air (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- It Takes a Heap o' Dyin' (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Trouble with Ernie (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Date with Death (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (music supervisor - 10 episodes)
- Image of a Drawn Sword (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Storm Over Eden (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Bible Man (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Honor Bright (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Blood Red (1961) ... (music supervisor)
  Dante (TV Series) (music supervisor - 23 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (music supervision - 1 episode, 1960)
- Around a Dark Corner (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Sesame Key (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Friendly Assassin (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Hunter with a Badge (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Dante in the Dark (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (music supervisor - 21 episodes)
- Death of the Temple Bay (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Our Man in Rome (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Secret Life of James Thurber (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Man Who Wanted Everything Perfect (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Haven (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (music supervisor - 58 episodes)
- Barney's Bounty (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Dead Reckoning (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- The Long Search (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Monday Morning (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Detour (1961) ... (music supervisor)
 1960-1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series) (music supervisor - 3 episodes)
- A Very Special Citizen (1961) ... (music supervisor)
- Christmas Is a Legal Holiday (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- The Promise of Life (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series) (music supervisor - 4 episodes)
- The Painting (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Hand on the Gun (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Ghost of a Chance (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Jeff (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series) (music supervisor - 37 episodes)
- Lobo Lawman (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Coffin Sam (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Killer, Choose a Card (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Shoot the Moon (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- The Derelict (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series) (music supervisor - 22 episodes)
- End of the Line (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- The Penalty (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- A Case of Slow (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- The Return (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- The Cabin (1960) ... (music supervisor)
  Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (music supervisor - 20 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (music supervision - 1 episode, 1960)
- Trojan Horse (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Cavern of the Wind (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Jeb's Daughter (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Amnesty (1960) ... (music supervisor)
- Stella (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1960 The Rifleman (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- The Grasshopper (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Heller (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Spoiler (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Horse Traders (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Day of the Hunter (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (music supervisor - 3 episodes)
- The Runaway (1959) ... (music supervisor)
- Bookie (1959) ... (music supervisor - uncredited)
- Act of Grace (1959) ... (music supervisor)
 1959 Crime & Punishment, USA (conductor)
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1957 M Squad (TV Series) (musical cues - 1 episode)
- Neighborhood Killer (1957) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (conductor)
 1956 No Place to Hide (conductor)
 1956 The Naked Hills (conductor)
 1956 While the City Sleeps (conductor)
 1956 Nightmare (musical director)
 1956 The Bold and the Brave (musical director)
 1956 Comanche (music director)
 1955 The Naked Dawn (conductor)
 1955 Tennessee's Partner (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Cannibal Attack (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Carmen Jones (musical director)
 1954 Witness to Murder (music director)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 (conductor)
 1953 Project Moon Base (music director)
 1953 Sabre Jet (conductor)
 1953 Vice Squad (musical director)
 1953 The Moon Is Blue (conductor)
 1952 No Time for Flowers (musical director)
 1952 The Thief (conductor)
 1952 The Ring (musical director)
 1952 Models Inc. (musical director)
 1952 Without Warning! (musical director)
 1952 Kid Monk Baroni (musical director)
 1951 The Highwayman (musical director)
 1951 Santa Fe (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Stage to Tucson (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Fortunes of Captain Blood (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart (musical director)
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Outpost in Morocco (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Impact (orchestrator - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1949 Shamrock Hill (musical director - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1949 An Old-Fashioned Girl (musical director - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1949 Siren of Atlantis (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Dark Past (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 My Dear Secretary (orchestrator - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1948 Thunderhoof (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Return of the Whistler (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Mating of Millie (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Sign of the Ram (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 On Our Merry Way (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 Open Secret (conductor - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Christmas Eve (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Lured (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Gunfighters (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 King of the Wild Horses (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Guilty (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Thirteenth Hour (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Freddie Steps Out (music arranger)
 1946/I Junior Prom (music arranger - as Herschel Gilbert)
 1946 Whistle Stop (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1945 Song of Mexico (orchestrator - uncredited)
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