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Herman Stein (1915–2007)

Composer, arranger and pianist, he was a child prodigy who was already a keyboard artist at three and a concert performer at six. A self-taught orchestrator, he learned musical theory in the local public library, and soon was arranging music for popular bandleaders including Count Basie and Fred Waring. Coming to Hollywood in 1948, he studied ... See full bio »

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Known For

Backlash Composer
(1956)
(1959)
King Kong vs. Godzilla Music Department
(1963)
(1956)

Filmography

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 2013 This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 1998 Lost in Space Forever (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1965-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (composer - 44 episodes)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Promised Planet (1968) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Time Merchant (1968) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Princess of Space (1968) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Target: Earth (1968) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967 Valley of Mystery (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967 The Ride to Hangman's Tree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967 Gunfight in Abilene (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1966 Gunpoint (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1963-1965 The Mighty Hercules (TV Series) (composer - 81 episodes)
- The Throne of Calydon (1965) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Centaur on Mischief Day (1965) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Valley of Storms (1965) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Sidian Illusion Stone (1965) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Underwater Battle (1965) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1965 The Sword of Ali Baba (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1964 Kitten with a Whip (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1964 Bullet for a Badman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla (composer: stock music - US version)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1962 Six Black Horses (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series) (stock music - 1 episode)
- No Escape (1961) ... (stock music - uncredited)
 1961 Posse from Hell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Mis-Guided Missile (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) (musical cues - 1 episode)
- Death in a Wood (1959) ... (musical cues)
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Monster on the Campus (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Step Down to Terror (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 The Thing That Couldn't Die (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957-1958 Wagon Train (TV Series) (musical cues - 33 episodes)
- The Sacramento Story (1958) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
- The Monty Britton Story (1958) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
- The John Wilbot Story (1958) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
- The Cassie Tanner Story (1958) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
- The Rex Montana Story (1958) ... (musical cues)
 1957 The Tarnished Angels (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 M Squad (TV Series) (musical cues - 1 episode)
- Neighborhood Killer (1957) ... (musical cues - uncredited)
 1957 The Midnight Story (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 The Girl in the Kremlin (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Istanbul (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Showdown at Abilene (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Walk the Proud Land (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Outside the Law (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 A Day of Fury (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1956 The Creature Walks Among Us (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Running Wild (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson (composer: title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1954 Sign of the Pagan (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1954 Naked Alibi (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1954 Johnny Dark (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1954 Playgirl (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1953 The Stand at Apache River (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Strange Door (music arranger: classical music - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Concert piece: "Sour Suite" for woodwind quartet.

Publicity Listings:

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Spouse:

Anita Shervin Stein  (her death)
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Personal Quote:

There are pictures here you've never heard of. Because you're lucky. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2000.) See more »

Trivia:

Herman Stein has a terrific sense of humor, and could have been a comedy writer if he wasn't too busy with musical notes. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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