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Leroy Anderson (II) (1908–1975)

Leroy Anderson was born on June 29, 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was married to Eleanor Firke. He died on May 18, 1975 in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Mary and Max
Mary and Max Soundtrack
(2009)
Cast Away
Cast Away Soundtrack
(2000)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Soundtrack
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 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2015/I Joy (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2012-2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Cho Dengeki Stryker (2015) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
- The Punisher: Silent Night #1 (2013) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
- Superman's Christmas Adventure (2012) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2015 A Very Murray Christmas (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2014 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ke Koho Mamao Aku (2014) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2014 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Special) (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 2014 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Taking This One to the Grave (2014) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2013 The Piano Shack (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys (2013) ... (writer: "Little Saint Nick" - uncredited)
 2013 Home & Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Haylie Duff/The 5 Browns (2013) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2012) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What to My Wondering Eyes (2012) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2012 Populaire (writer: "Forgotten Dreams")
 2012 Brooklyn Castle (Documentary) (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Season to Be Jolly (2011) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 2003-2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Holidays of Future Passed (2011) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
- Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
- Dude, Where's My Ranch? (2003) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 2011 New Year's Eve (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (writer: "Sleigh Ride (Vocal)", "Sleigh Ride (Instrumental)")
 2011 Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Always (2011) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tony Blair/Mavis Staples/Jeff Tweedy (2010) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2009 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2009 Nativity! (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (music: "Blue Tango")
 2009 Mary and Max (performer: "The Typewriter") / (writer: "The Typewriter")
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2007 Snowglobe (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Children and Art (2006) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2006 Holidays in the City (Video documentary) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wildcards (2005) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "Blue Tango") / (writer: "Blue Tango")
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (writer: "SLEIGH RIDE")
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Standee (2004) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (writer: "Typewriter" (1950))
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2003 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In God We Trust (2003) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Abu el Banat (2003) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2003 Elf (writer: "Sleigh Ride" (1948))
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All About Christmas Eve (2002) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 2000 The Family Man (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 2000 Cast Away (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1998 Jack Frost (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1998 Holy Man (writer: "The Syncopated Clock")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Bees (1998) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1997 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merry Mind the Buzzcocks (1997) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Syncopated Clock")
 1996 Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating (Video documentary) (writer: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Silver Bells/It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas/Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride")
 1996 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rosie O'Donnell/Whitney Houston (1996) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1996 The Christmas Party (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Erik the Great (1994) ... ("JAZZ PIZZICATO")
 1993 Six Degrees of Separation ("Blue Tango")
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1993 Fearless (arranger: "CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Christmas Party (1991) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
- Courage (1991) ... (writer: "The Syncopated Clock" - uncredited)
 1990 Strike It Rich (music: "Serenata" - uncredited)
 1989 Loverboy (writer: "Blue Tango")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1987 La Bamba (music: "Blue Tango")
 1986 Headin' Home for the Holidays (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Sleigh Ride" - as L. Anderson) / (music: "Sleigh Ride" - as L. Anderson)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Job (1986) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1985 One Magic Christmas (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1985 The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (TV Movie) (writer: "The Typewriter")
 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1984 Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride")
 1984 Falling in Love (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1981 A Chipmunk Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1980 Mr. Krueger's Christmas (TV Short) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bah, Humbug (1980) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride / Winter Wonderland / I Saw Three Ships" - uncredited)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Your Hit Parade (1978) ... (music: "The Syncopated Clock")
 1977 The Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1976 L'île aux enfants (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Casimir homme orchestre (1976) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride/Promenade en Traîneau")
 1975 Kojak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975) ... (writer: "Sleigh Ride")
 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie) (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1972 Hoy he soñado con Dios (writer: "Tango azul")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1963 Who's Minding the Store? ("The Typewriter")
 1962 Cupido contrabandista ("Serenata")
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Howard McNear (1959) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1959 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (1959) ... (writer: "Blue Tango")
 1959 But Not for Me (music: "The Typewriter")
 1957 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (1957) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride" - uncredited)
 1955 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "A Trumpeter's Lullaby")
 1953 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1953) ... (music: "Sleigh Ride")
 1952 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (performer: "Plink, Plank, Plunk (I've Got A Secret)") / (writer: "Plink, Plank, Plunk (I've Got A Secret)")
 1952 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 April 1952 (1952) ... (writer: "Blue Tango")
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Composer of many modern light classics, such as "The Syncopated Clock". As with "Sleigh Ride", his most famous composition, Anderson wrote only the music and orchestrated it; the lyrics were added afterwards to make it into a popular song.

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Anderson's "The Typewriter," a pops-concert staple composed in 1950, actually features a manual typewriter on the stage with the orchestra. In a 1970 interview, Anderson described how he made the typing sound a part of the music, not just an added effect. "We have two drummers," Anderson said. "A lot of people think we use stenographers, but they can't do it because they can't make their fingers ... See more »

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