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George Wyle (1916–2003)

Songwriter("The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), composer, educator, author, conductor, arranger, and a specialist in both professional and amateur choral work. After his education at James Monroe High School, he began his musical career in 1933 as a pianist and arranger, becoming a conductor in 1944. He wrote special material for Kate Smith and... See full bio »


(age 87) in Tarzana, California, USA

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 1986 The Magic of David Copperfield: China (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (musical arrangement and research)
 1985 The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1984 The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1982 Magic with the Stars (TV Special) (music conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1980 The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1979 The Magic of David Copperfield II (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1978 The Magic of David Copperfield (TV Special) (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1976 The Captain & Tennille Special (TV Special) (conductor)
 1976 Andy (TV Series) (musical director - 1976)
  Flip (TV Series) (musical director - 9 episodes, 1970 - 1973) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #4.7 (1973) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.22 (1973) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.17 (1973) ... (music supervisor)
- Episode #3.5 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.4 (1972) ... (musical director)
 1971 The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special (TV Special) (musical material) / (vocal arranger)
 1969 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series) (musical director)
 1967 Young Americans (Documentary) (vocal arranger)
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (choir master)
 1964-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (composer - 98 episodes)
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Pigeon (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Slave Girl (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series) (composer - 43 episodes)
- The Stowaway (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- School Days, School Days (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Sign or Not to Sign (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
  The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (additional vocal material - 1 episode, 1966) (choral director - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (additional vocal material) / (choral director)
 1966 An Evening with Carol Channing (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (choral director)
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (choral director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 December 1961 (1961) ... (choral director)
 1951 The Dinah Shore Show (TV Series) (choral director)
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America doesn't want great music themes - just something it can remember.


Children: son Jerry, daughter Judy.

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