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Hal Schaefer (1925–2012)

Hal Schaefer was born on July 22, 1925 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Harold Herman Schaefer. He was a composer and actor, known for There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Money Trap (1965) and The Amsterdam Kill (1977). He was married to Brenda Goodman and Leah Cahan. He died on December 8, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida... See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Composer (4 credits)
 1977 The Amsterdam Kill (as Hal Shaffer)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (uncredited)
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 1952 With a Song in My Heart
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 1950 The Secret Fury
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 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (music arranger: vocals)
 1954 A Star Is Born (musician: piano - uncredited)
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 2003 One Less Tear (Video)
 2001 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- The Many Loves of Marilyn Monroe (2001) ... Himself (as Hal Scheafer)

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Hal Scheafer | Hal Shaffer

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Some reference works (eg Colonna Sonora) credit Schaefer as composer of the music score for Fail-Safe (1964). In fact, the Columbia record division did issue his five minute Fail Safe suite on a 7-inch disc in 1964 (Colpix Records CP 751) with the film promoted on the actual label: Fail Safe - A Columbia Pictures Release. Schaefer's music, performed by the Hal Schaefer Quintet, was a somewhat ... See more »

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