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Joseph Harnell (1924–2005)

Composer/songwriter who wrote the United Artists logo music for film/TV. Educated at the University of Miami and Trinity College, he studied with Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud, Ernst Toch, and Leonard Bernstein, played piano in dance bands, and was music director for Harry Richman, Jane Froman, Peggy Lee, Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, and Marlene... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk Music Department
(1977-1982)
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Music Department
(1984-1993)
V
V Composer
(1983)
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman Music Department
(1976-1978)

Filmography

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 1993 Celebration of a Life: Steven J. Ross Chairman of Time Warner (TV Movie documentary) (musical director - as Joe Harnell)
 1984-1993 Santa Barbara (TV Series) (composer - 1,873 episodes)
- Episode #1.2137 (1993) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Episode #1.2136 (1993) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Episode #1.2135 (1993) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Episode #1.2134 (1993) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Episode #1.2133 (1993) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
 1990 The Death of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) (composer: original theme music)
 1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) (composer: original theme music)
 1988 The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Movie) (theme music)
 1978-1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- The Quiet Room (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Escape (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mystery Man: Part II (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mystery Man (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Haunted (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
 1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Mandibles of Death (1979) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Seeds of Revolt (1979) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- The Mind Twisters (1979) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Prisoner of the Empire (1979) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
 1979 Stop Susan Williams (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Thundering Doom (1979) ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
- Jungle Death Trap (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Crypt of Disaster ... (composer: theme music - as Joe Harnell)
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Rancho Outcast (1978) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Which One Is Jaime? (1978) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.87 (1969) ... (music director - as Joe Harnell)
 1969 The Mike Douglas Christmas Special (TV Movie) (band leader)
 1966 Gene Kelly in New York, New York (TV Movie) (composer: dance numbers)
 1962 Play Your Hunch (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 June 1962 (1962) ... (musical director - as Joe Harnell)
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Other Works:

In 2004 he completed a large-scale reworking of his award-nominated music from 'V' with British composer/orchestrator Leigh Phillips. The music was transformed into a lavish three-movement suite for chorus & orchestra that contained existing and specially written material. Following this project the two musicians began ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe Harnell and The Band | Joe Harnel | Joe Harnell
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Trivia:

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the pianist, conductor and composer worked with Peggy Lee in concerts and on several of her albums. Harnell conducted the orchestra on Lee's albums "Anything Goes: Cole Porter" and "Peggy Lee and the George Shearing Quintet," and played piano on another of her albums, "Things Are Swingin.'" He also worked with singers like Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Pearl ... See more »

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