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Ferde Grofé Sr. (1892–1972)

Ferde Grofé was born into a talented family. His father was a baritone and actor while his mother was a cellist and music teaching. Following numerous non-musical jobs, he was 17 when he wrote his first commissioned work. He played violin for the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and jazz piano with Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, for which he also ... See full bio »

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 1983 A Christmas Story (music: "On the Trail")
 1979 The Magic of David Copperfield II (TV Special) (arranger: "Rhapsody In Blue")
 1979 Agatha (music: "My Wonderful One")
 1958 Grand Canyon (Short documentary) (music: "Grand Canyon Suite")
 1950 The Chump Champ (Short) (music: "Wonderful One")
 1948 Julia Misbehaves (music: "Wonderful One" - uncredited)
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short) (music: "Wonderful One")
 1947 That's My Man (music: "Wonderful One" - uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall (music: " (My) Wonderful One")
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (arranger: "Rhapsody in Blue" - uncredited)
 1944 The Million Dollar Cat (Short) (music: "Day Break" - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (music: "Daybreak" - as Ferde Grofe)
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short) (music: "Wonderful One" (1922) - uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom (writer: "Wonderful One" - uncredited)
 1943 Sufferin' Cats! (Short) (music: "Wonderful One")
 1941 Design for Scandal (music: "Wonderful One")
 1940 The Homeless Flea (Short) (music: "On the Trail" (1931) - uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (music: "Wonderful One" (1922) - uncredited)
 1935 The Parade of the Maestros (Short) (music: "Mardi Gras Suite" - uncredited) / (performer: "Mardi Gras Suite", "In the Middle of a Kiss" - uncredited)
 1934 Mirrors (Short) (music: "Mardi Gras" - uncredited)
 1934 Palooka (music: "Count Your Blessings" (1933) - uncredited)
 1932 Westward Passage (music: "My Wonderful One" - uncredited)
 1929 Show Boat (writer: "Old Creole Days" (1926) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Works: "Mississippi Suite"; "Death Valley Suite", "Piano Concerto in D"; "Hollywood Suite"; "Wheels Suite"; "Symphony in Steel"; "World's Fair Suite" (the official suite of the 1964 NY World's Fair); "Three Shades of Blue"; "Knute Rockne"; "Killarney"; "Valley of Enchantment"; "New England Suite"; "Atlantic Crossing"; and "A Day at ... See more »

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Ferde Grofe | Ferde Grofé
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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