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Herbert W. Spencer (1905–1992)

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Wife: Diana Reid Spencer, Born August 8, 1917 Montevideo, Uruguay; died Westwood, California 10 January 2010. See more trivia »

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 1990 Home Alone (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1990 Presumed Innocent (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1989 Always (orchestrator)
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1988 The Accidental Tourist (orchestrator - as Herb Spencer)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (orchestrator: archive footage)
 1985 Cocoon (orchestrator)
 1985 Return to Oz (orchestrator)
 1985 The Aviator (orchestrator - as Herb Spencer)
 1984 The River (orchestrator)
 1984 2010 (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (orchestrator - as Herb Spencer)
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (underscore orchestrator - as Herb Spencer)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (orchestrator)
 1981 Heartbeeps (orchestrator)
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1981 Clash of the Titans (orchestration by)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (orchestrator)
 1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 1979 1941 (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1979 Meteor (orchestrator)
 1979 Breaking Away (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1979 Dracula (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1978 Superman (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1978 The Cheap Detective (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (orchestrator)
 1977 Black Sunday (orchestrator)
 1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse (orchestrator)
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (music coordinator)
 1972 Man of La Mancha (musical associate - as Herbert Spencer)
 1970 Scrooge (original score) / (original song)
 1970 MASH (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1969 The Undefeated (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1968 A Flea in Her Ear (orchestrator)
 1968 Funny Girl (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1968 Bandolero! (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1960-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (composer - 214 episodes)
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Girl for Goober (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Opie and Mike (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Emmett's Anniversary (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Helen's Past (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1967 The Naked Runner (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1967 Chuka (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1966 Smoky (orchestrator)
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1963 Cleopatra (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (orchestrator)
 1961 All Hands on Deck (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1960 Flaming Star (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1960 Let's Make Love (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1953-1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (conductor - 57 episodes)
- Rusty's Advice to Linda (1960) ... (conductor - as Spencer-Hagen)
- Rusty Meets Little Lord Fauntleroy (1960) ... (conductor - as Spencer-Hagen)
- Family Portrait (1960) ... (conductor - as Spencer-Hagen)
- Rusty and the Tomboy (1960) ... (conductor - as Spencer-Hagen)
- The Singing Delinquent (1960) ... (conductor - as Spencer-Hagen)
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1960 Home from the Hill (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Never So Few (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Hound-Dog Man (orchestrator)
 1959 The Best of Everything (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1959 Say One for Me (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small (music arranger - uncredited)
 1958 Fräulein (orchestrator)
 1957 Spring Reunion (conductor - as Herbert Spencer)
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1956 It's Always Jan (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Guilty Conscience (1956) ... (music supervisor - as Spencer-Hagen)
 1956 Carousel (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (music collaborator: background music - uncredited)
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (composer: theme music - as Herbert Spencer)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1953 Island in the Sky (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1953 The President's Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 Titanic (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1953 Call Me Madam (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (orchestrator)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1952 Return of the Texan (orchestrator)
 1951 Golden Girl (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1951 Meet Me After the Show (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 The Frogmen (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1951 Half Angel (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1951 Call Me Mister (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 I'll Get By (orchestrator)
 1950 My Blue Heaven (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 Love That Brute (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 Wabash Avenue (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1950 Under My Skin (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll (orchestrator - as Herbert Spenver)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 You're My Everything (music arranger: orchestral music - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 It Happens Every Spring (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (orchestral arranger - uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 Cry of the City (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 Road House (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 The Luck of the Irish (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1947 Forever Amber (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1947 Boomerang! (orchestrator)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Centennial Summer (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1946 Do You Love Me (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1946 Sentimental Journey (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Claudia and David (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1945 The All-Star Bond Rally (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1944 Know Your Ally: Britain (Documentary short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Paris After Dark (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Wintertime (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 My Friend Flicka (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 China Girl (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Iceland (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Holiday Inn (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Thru Different Eyes (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Whispering Ghosts (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Prelude to War (Documentary) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Moontide (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Secret Agent of Japan (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 The Perfect Snob (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Rise and Shine (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Confirm or Deny (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F. (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Accent on Love (orchestrator)
 1941 A Very Young Lady (orchestrator)
 1941 Man Hunt (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Scotland Yard (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Dead Men Tell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Hudson's Bay (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Jennie (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Street of Memories (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Brigham Young (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Young People (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Return of Frank James (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Girl from Avenue A (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Pier 13 (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Maryland (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Four Sons (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 On Their Own (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21 (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Little Old New York (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Everything Happens at Night (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Barricade (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Chasing Danger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Little Princess (composer: incidental music - uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Suez (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 My Lucky Star (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye (orchestrator)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Happy Landing (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Heidi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wake Up and Live (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Seventh Heaven (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 On the Avenue (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 To Mary - with Love (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Private Number (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Captain January (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Country Doctor (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 King of Burlesque (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Thanks a Million (music arranger - uncredited)
 1933 The Wolf Dog (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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