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William Loose (1910–1991)

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Prolific composer and orchestrator, who often worked on cartoon scores, as well as writing TV themes for such series as "Trackdown" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive". During World War II, he worked as arranger for the U.S. Army Air Forces Orchestra in New York. Loose later partnered Billy May in a company called 'May-Loo Music' and did musical ...
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Known For

Naked City
Naked City Music Department
(1961-1962)
National Velvet
National Velvet Music Department
(1960-1962)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
(1970)
X2
X2 Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (78 credits)
 2015 Jon Boschen's Classic Industrial Film Showcase (TV Series documentary) (archival music - 1 episode)
- 1951: 'GOOD WRINKLES' (2015) ... (archival music)
 2011 Nerd of the Living Dead (composer: stock music)
 2009 Autopsy of the Dead (Video documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1990 Pacific Heights (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1990 Mob Boss (Video) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1990 Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1988 Angel III: The Final Chapter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (TV Movie) (composer: theme music - as William Loos)
 1983 Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music)
 1983 Prime Times (TV Movie) (composer: original music score)
 1980 SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (TV Movie documentary) (composer: incidental music)
 1979 Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1978 Coming Attractions (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie documentary) (music coordinator)
 1976 The Secret of Navajo Cave (conductor)
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Sara's Summer of the Swans (1974) ... (music supervisor - as Bill Loose)
 1974 'Gator Bait (music arranger)
 1974 Devil Times Five (conductor)
 1972 The Erotic Adventures of Zorro (music supervisor)
  Davey and Goliath (TV Series) (composer - 59 episodes, 1960 - 1972) (musical arrangements - 39 episodes, 1960 - 1964)
- Pieces of Eight (1972) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Louder Please (1972) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Six-Seven-Six-Three (1972) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Upside Down and Backwards (1972) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Ready or Not (1972) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (composer: additional music)
 1970 Trader Hornee (music supervisor)
 1968-1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (conductor - 24 episodes)
- The Five Dollar Bill (1969) ... (conductor)
- The Date (1969) ... (conductor)
- The Tiger (1969) ... (conductor)
- The Gift (1969) ... (conductor)
- The Still (1969) ... (conductor)
 1968 Rogue's Gallery (orchestrator)
 1968 Night of the Living Dead (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 Project X (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (conductor)
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes)
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 2 (1968) ... (conductor)
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 1 (1968) ... (conductor)
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... (conductor)
 1968 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1967 Tarzan and the Great River (conductor)
 1966 Night Train to Mundo Fine (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1965 John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (Documentary) (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
 1964 Kitten with a Whip (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1964 Rendezvous in Space (Documentary short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1963 Lassie's Great Adventure (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (composer - 146 episodes)
- Aunt Emma Visits the Wilsons (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- A Man Among Men (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- First Editions (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Listen to the Mockingbird (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Lucky Rabbit's Foot (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1961-1962 Naked City (TV Series) (orchestrator - 36 episodes)
- Portrait of a Painter (1962) ... (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
- The Face of the Enemy (1962) ... (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
- Bridge Party (1961) ... (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
- Ooftus Goofus (1961) ... (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
- The Hot Minerva (1961) ... (orchestrator - as Bill Loose)
 1960-1962 Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse (TV Series) (composer - 99 episodes)
- The Case of the Prison Caper (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Case of the Fortune Teller (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Case of the Great Impersonations (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Case of the Frog's Vacation (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Case of the Roaming Robot (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960-1962 National Velvet (TV Series) (orchestrator - 40 episodes)
- The Test (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- The Clown (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- Ede's Bombshell (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- The Rumor (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- Mi's Citizenship (1962) ... (orchestrator)
 1962 Space Angel (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Saucer Caper (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1961 Biography (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (composer - 45 episodes)
- Ike, the Novelty King (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Romeo and Rose (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Jonathan Wills Story (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Triple Cross (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Artie Moon (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1961 Teenage Millionaire (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1958-1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (composer - 113 episodes)
- Mary's Little Lambs (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Mustache (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Mary's Driving Lesson (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Military School (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- The Return (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Thompsons of Thunder Ridge (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- I'm No Hero (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Groper in the Dark (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Off the Set (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961 The Yogi Bear Show (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- Bearface Disguise/Twice Shy/Happy Birthdaze (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Love-Bugged Bear/Arrow Error/It's a Duck's Life (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Home Sweet Jellystone/Diaper Desperado/Oh Duckter (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Cub Scout Boo Boo/Having a Bowl/School Fool (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Genial Genie/The Gangsters All Here/Duck the Music (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1958-1960 The Huckleberry Hound Show (TV Series) (composer - 50 episodes)
- Lawman Huck/Light Headed Cat/Dogged Sheep Dog (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Huck and Ladder/Jinksed Jinks/Who's Zoo (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Astro-nut Huck/Crew Cat/Hokey in the Pokey (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Hillbilly Huck/Missile Bound Cat/Castle Hassle (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Unmasked Avenger/A Wise Quack/Boobs in the Woods (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959-1960 Quick Draw McGraw (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Talky Hawky/Horse Fathers/Surprised Party (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Hula Hula Hulabaloo/Hum Sweet Hum/Kabong Kabong's Kabong (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Double Barrel Double/Flea and Me/Tee Vee or Not Tee Vee (1959) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Nag Nag Nag/Masking for Trouble/Switch Witch (1959) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Baby Rattled/Million Dollar Robbery/Lamb Chopped (1959) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958-1960 The Texan (TV Series) (composer - 79 episodes)
- Episode #2.42 (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- 24 Hours to Live (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Badman (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Mission to Monterey (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Accuser (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1960 Tate (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- A Lethal Pride (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Voices of the Town (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Mary Hardin Story (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Bounty Hunter (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1960 Happy (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1957-1960 The Ruff & Reddy Show (TV Series) (composer - 50 episodes)
- Spin--Spin a Web to Catch a Blop In (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Have Blop, Will Travel (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Two's Company - A Million Is a Little Crowded (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Little Guys Are a Big Surprise (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Little Punies Meet Mooney Goonies (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 The Hideous Sun Demon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 The Incredible Petrified World (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 The Big Fisherman (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Teenagers from Outer Space (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Homesteaders (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
 1959 The Road to Better Living (Documentary short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 High Road to Danger (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1958 Hip Hip-Hurry! (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Gopher Broke (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Pre-Hysterical Hare (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Hook, Line and Stinker (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Weasel While You Work (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Hell Squad (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957-1958 Trackdown (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- The Governor (1958) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Brothers (1958) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The End of the World (1958) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Jailbreak (1958) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Deal (1958) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1958 Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Charley Horse of Another Color (1958) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 This Is Alice (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1957 Journey to Freedom (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 The Gumby Show (TV Series) (composer: stock music - 1957, uncredited)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) (composer: end theme)
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Prolific composer and orchestrator, who often worked on cartoon scores, as well as writing TV themes for such series as "Trackdown" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive". During World War II, he worked as arranger for the U.S. Army Air Forces Orchestra in New York. Loose later partnered Billy May in a company called 'May-Loo Music' and did musical arrangements for artists recording for Capitol, Decca and ... See more »

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