No photo available. Represent George Cates? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 143,074 this week

George Cates (1911–2002)

Composer, conductor, arranger and producer, educated at New York University. He was a record producer for Dot and Coral, and a longtime music supervisor for the Lawrence Welk programs. Joining ASCAP in 1954, he collaborated musically with Mort Greene, Paul Francis Webster, and Irving Taylor. His popular-song compositions include "Fuzzy Wuzzy". See full bio »

What Movies Are Coming This Summer?

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Superheroes, swimsuits, and special operatives await you in our Summer Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Summer Movie Guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of George Cates's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Soundtrack
(1996)
Swingers
Swingers Soundtrack
(1996)
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show Music Department
(1955-1982)
Duplex
Duplex Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (2 credits)
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (musical director - 11 episodes, 1967 - 1982) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1966)
- All Time Favorites (1982) ... (musical director)
- Salute to Jerome Kern (1978) ... (musical director)
- America's Pastimes (1978) ... (musical director)
- Famous Songs by Famous Songwriters (1977) ... (musical director)
- Top Songs from Broadway Shows (1974) ... (musical director)
 1958 The Plymouth Show (TV Series) (music supervisor)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Documentary) (writer: "Weary Blues")
 2003 Duplex (writer: "Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn" (1969))
 1996 Mars Attacks! (writer: "Champagne Fanfare")
 1996 Swingers (writer: "Champagne Time" - as G. Cates)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "Fantastic, That's You")
 1983 Twice Upon a Time (writer: "Champagne Time")
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Occupations (1969) ... (music: "The Circus Polka" - uncredited)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (music: "My Heart Still Remembers" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.29 (1958) ... (writer: "An Old Love Letter" - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 1955-1982 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Occasional Conductor / Occasional conductor / ...
- All Time Favorites (1982) ... Himself
- Big City, USA (1982) ... Occasional conductor
- Great Entertainers (1981) ... Himself
- Carnival (1981) ... Occasional conductor
- Highways and Byways (1981) ... Himself - Occasional Conductor
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
Edit

Did You Know?

Star Sign:

Libra

Contribute to This Page