No photo available. Represent Joseph J. Lilley? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 117,897 this week

Joseph J. Lilley (1913–1971)

Joseph J. Lilley was born on August 16, 1913 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on White Christmas (1954), Paint Your Wagon (1969) and Li'l Abner (1959). He died on January 1, 1971 in North Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

"The Handmaid's Tale" Stars Celebrate Multiple Wins

"The Handmaid's Tale" stars Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd celebrate one another's acting wins and the show's big success on Emmys night.

Watch the video

Photos: Emmys Highlights

Get a closer look at memorable moments from the 2017 Emmy Awards telecast.

See more Emmys show photos

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6319 people
created 04 Feb 2016

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joseph J. Lilley's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

White Christmas
White Christmas Music Department
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon Music Department
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Music Department
Going My Way
Going My Way Music Department


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (89 credits)
 1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (choral arranger)
 1969 Paint Your Wagon (choral arranger) / (music assistant to producers)
 1969 How to Commit Marriage (musical director)
 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go (conductor)
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (conductor)
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes)
- Brilliant Benjamin Boggs (1966) ... (conductor)
- Mr. Biddle's Crime Wave (1964) ... (conductor)
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... (conductor)
 1964 Roustabout (conductor)
 1963 Fun in Acapulco (conductor)
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition (conductor)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! (conductor)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee (vocal arranger)
 1961 Blue Hawaii (conductor)
 1960 G.I. Blues (conductor)
 1959 Li'l Abner (conductor) / (vocal arranger)
 1959 Alias Jesse James (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1957 Beau James (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1956 That Certain Feeling (conductor)
 1956 Anything Goes (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- High Tor (1956) ... (conductor)
 1955 The Seven Little Foys (conductor)
 1954 White Christmas (music director) / (vocal arranger)
 1954 Red Garters (musical director) / (vocal adaptor)
 1953 Money from Home (arranger: songs) / (conductor: songs)
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle (vocal adaptor)
 1953 Little Boy Lost (vocal arranger - uncredited)
 1953 The Caddy (musical director)
 1953 Sangaree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Scared Stiff (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1952 Off Limits (vocal arranger)
 1952 Road to Bali (musical director)
 1952 Just for You (vocal arranger)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (vocal arranger)
 1952 Jumping Jacks (music director)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (vocal arranger)
 1952 Sailor Beware (music director)
 1951 My Favorite Spy (vocal arranger - uncredited)
 1951 The Stooge (musical director)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom (musical director)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (vocal arranger)
 1951 Call Me Mister (vocal arrangements)
 1950 At War with the Army (musical director - as Joseph Lilley)
 1950 Mr. Music (musical director)
 1950 Let's Dance (vocal arranger)
 1950 Riding High (vocal arrangements)
 1949 Dear Wife (composer: incidental music)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue (musical director)
 1949 Top o' the Morning (vocal arranger)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (vocal arranger)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic? (music adaptor) / (musical director)
 1948 Big Sister Blues (Short) (musical director)
 1948 Gypsy Holiday (Short) (musical director)
 1948 The Emperor Waltz (vocal arranger)
 1948 Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (Short) (musical director)
 1947 Road to Rio (vocal arrangements)
 1947 Midnight Serenade (Short) (musical director)
 1947 Where There's Life (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Variety Girl (musical director)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline (vocal arrangements)
 1947 Welcome Stranger (vocal arranger)
 1946 Cross My Heart (vocal arranger)
 1946 Blue Skies (vocal arranger)
 1945 The Stork Club (vocal arrangements)
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico (vocal arranger)
 1945 Road to Utopia (vocal arranger)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (vocal arranger - uncredited)
 1945 You Hit the Spot (Short) (musical director)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (vocal arranger)
 1945 Out of This World (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (music arranger: specialty arrangements)
 1945 Murder, He Says (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Boogie Woogie (Short) (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1945 Bring on the Girls (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Rainbow Island (vocal arranger)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Going My Way (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (vocal arranger)
 1944 And the Angels Sing (vocal arranger)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark (vocal arranger)
 1944 Standing Room Only (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Riding High (vocal arranger)
 1943 Let's Face It (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (vocal arranger - uncredited)
 1943 Dixie (vocal arranger)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Holiday Inn (vocal arranger - as Joseph Lilley)
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary? (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (vocal arranger)
 1941 Pacific Blackout (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Sullivan's Travels (composer: stock music - uncredited)
Show Show Composer (40 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (31 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Record album: "Alone Together - Joe Lilley presenting His Whispering Choir and the Skylarks" (Decca DL 8223)

Alternate Names:

Joseph Lilley

Did You Know?


Composer, orchestrator, and musical director at Paramount since he was in his early 20s. Studied at Juillard and in Nice, France. Member of ASCAP from 1947. Worked primarily at Paramount, 1943-1957. Wrote the song "(I've Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle".



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page