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Irwin Kostal (1911–1994)

Irwin Kostal was born on October 1, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Sound of Music (1965), Mary Poppins (1964) and West Side Story (1961). He died on November 23, 1994 in Studio City, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Music Department
(1965)
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Music Department
(1964)
West Side Story
West Side Story Music Department
(1961)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Music Department
(1971)

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 2010 BBC Proms (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Prom 49: A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2010) ... (orchestrator - "Sound of Music" orchestrations, uncredited)
 1985 The Making of 'West Side Story' (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 1974-1975 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #8.23 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #8.14 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.23 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.21 (1974) ... (musical director)
 1973 Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1968 Dick Van Dyke (TV Special) (musical director)
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Wrong Man (1966) ... (conductor)
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1965 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Special) (musical director)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1960-1962 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.32 (1962) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.3 (1961) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.13 (1960) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.5 (1960) ... (musical director)
 1960-1961 Candid Camera (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 October 1961 (1961) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 2 October 1960 (1960) ... (musical director)
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Radiant Wine (1960) ... (musical director)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (orchestrator)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The New Year's Party (1956) ... (conductor)
 1956 The Adventures of Marco Polo (TV Movie) (arrangements by)
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie) (music arranger)
  Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1954) (music director - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Follies of Suzy (1954) ... (arranger) / (music director)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (arrangements)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie) (additional arrangements)
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (conductor)
 1949 Fireball Fun-For-All (TV Series) (conductor)
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He orchestrated the unsuccessful 1973 Broadway stage production of Lerner and Loewe's "Gigi". See more »
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Named a Disney Legend. See more »

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