Ken Darby (I) (1909–1992)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,908 this week
Composer ("How the West Was Won"), songwriter ("Make Mine Music"), choral director, conductor, arranger, singer and author, educated at Christian College and a student of Tibor Serly, Ernst Toch, Herman Hand, and Victor Young. He originated The King's Men male vocal quartet in 1929 and appeared on radio, films, concerts, television and recordings. ... See full bio »

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

From Matt Damon in Stillwater to Marvel's Eternals, check out the movies we're still waiting to see in 2021.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 27 images
created 29 Oct 2014
 
a list of 877 people
created 03 Apr 2018
 
a list of 71 people
created 13 Oct 2017
 
a list of 124 people
created 15 Dec 2010
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ken Darby's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

How the West Was Won Music Department
(1962)
Porgy and Bess Music Department
(1959)
The King and I Music Department
(1956)
Camelot Music Department
(1967)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Composer (10 credits)
 1968 The Night Before Christmas (TV Short)
 1959 Lawman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Wayfarer (1959)
 1956-1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series) (76 episodes)
- The Puma (1958)
- The Cave (1958)
- Bad Medicine (1958)
 1958 The Californians (TV Series) (1 episode)
- China Doll (1958)
 1950 The Brave Engineer (Short)
 1948 Little Toot (Short)
 1948 Once Upon a Wintertime (Short)
 1946 Casey at the Bat (Short)
Show Show Music department (77 credits)
Show Show Actor (35 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (140 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe". Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN-10: 0316172804; ISBN-13: 9780316172806 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kenneth Darby | The King's Men | Ken Darby's Octet
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(When Walt Disney criticized his proposed score for The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948)): "That is just a cross section of one man's opinion."

Trivia:

His choral group, the Ken Darby Singers, sang backup for Bing Crosby on Crosby's original 78-RPM recording of "White Christmas." This version was not recorded directly from the soundtrack of Holiday Inn (1942), the 1942 movie for which composer Irving Berlin wrote the song. Soundtrack albums for live action films did not come into being until 1947.

Star Sign:

Taurus

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed