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Fred Katz (1919–2013)

Composer, songwriter ("Satan Wears a Satin Gown"), conductor, cellist and teacher Fred Katz won scholarships and fellowships in cello and piano. He was the music director for the 7th Army Headquarters, and also for Lena Horne, Mindy Carson, Vic Damone, Ken Nordine and Frankie Laine, and was a cellist and composer for the The Chico Hamilton Quintet... See full bio »

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 1971 The Birth of Aphrodite (Short)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Rebel in Paradise (Documentary)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (music by)
 1958 T Is for Tumbleweed (Short)
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 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Documentary) (orchestrator)
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... (musician)
 1959 Beast from Haunted Cave (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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 2000 Lucky Numbers (writer: "Creature From The Haunted Sea")
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "Jazz Theme From Sweet (The Sage)" - as F. Katz)
 1961 Creature from the Haunted Sea (music: "The Creature from the Haunted Sea")
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 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
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- Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... Fred Katz
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 1964 Insight (TV Series)
- Jazz Hebraica (1964) ... Himself
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success
Himself - Chico Hamilton Quintet (uncredited)

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Other Works:

Works: "Cello Concerto No. 1"; "Viola Sonata"; "To Paul Klee (No. 1 & 2)"; "Adagio" (string quartet); "Madrigal" (choir, cello); "Prelude to a Jazz Poet" (piano); "Lord Randall" (quintet); "Clarinet Rhapsody"; "Blues for Piatigorsky" (cello, piano); "Violin and Cello Duet"; "Word Jazz"; and "Son of Word Jazz". See more »

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Taught John Densmore who is the band 'The Doors' when Fred became a professor of ethic music in the Anthropology Department at California State University at Northbridge for over 30 years. See more »

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