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Herbert Stothart (1885–1949)


Of Scottish and German ancestry, Herbert Stothart was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1885. At first, he was slated for a career as a teacher of history. However, he became enamored with music while singing in a school choir, and again, later, while attending the University of Wisconsin. There, he composed and conducted musicals for the Haresfoot... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wizard of Oz Composer
(1939)
The Dreamers Soundtrack
(2003)
(1935)

Filmography

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 1965 Rosemarie (TV Movie)
 1949 Big Jack
 1948 Hills of Home (musical score)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters (uncredited)
 1947 Desire Me
 1947 High Barbaree
 1946 The Yearling (musical score)
 1946 Undercurrent
 1945 Adventure
 1945 They Were Expendable (musical score)
 1945 The Valley of Decision (musical score)
 1945 Son of Lassie
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (music score)
 1944 National Velvet (music score)
 1944 Kismet
 1944 Dragon Seed
 1943 Combat America (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 Madame Curie (musical score)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (uncredited)
 1942 Cairo (musical score)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver (musical score)
 1942 Rio Rita (uncredited)
 1941 Smilin' Through (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (music score)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (musical score)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (musical score)
 1941 Men of Boys Town (musical score)
 1941 Come Live with Me (musical score)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (uncredited)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (musical score)
 1940 New Moon (uncredited)
 1940 Susan and God
 1940 Edison, the Man (musical score)
 1940 Northwest Passage (musical score)
 1939 Balalaika
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (musical direction)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
 1936 Camille
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy (musical score)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy (musical score)
 1936 San Francisco (uncredited)
 1936 Master Will Shakespeare (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (musical score)
 1935 Ah Wilderness! (musical score)
 1935 Anna Karenina
 1935 China Seas
 1935 Pursuit (uncredited)
 1935 The Merry Widow (original score)
 1935 The Night Is Young (uncredited)
 1934 Sequoia
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (musical score)
 1934 Chained
 1934 Laughing Boy (musical score)
 1934 Viva Villa!
 1934 Riptide
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (uncredited)
 1933 Queen Christina (musical score)
 1933 Going Hollywood (uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Bean (uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (uncredited)
 1933 Peg o' My Heart (uncredited)
 1933 The Barbarian
 1931 The Cuban Love Song (musical score)
 1931 The Squaw Man
 1931 The Prodigal
 1930 In Gay Madrid
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Polly (1929). Musical comedy. Music by Herbert Stothart and Philip Charig. Book by Guy Bolton, George Middleton and Isabel Leighton. Lyrics by Irving Caesar. Based on "Polly with a Past" by David Belasco. Musical Director: Herbert Stothart. Featuring songs by Harry Rosenthal. Featuring songs with lyrics by Douglas Furber. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hubert Stothart

Spouse:

Mary Wolfe  (his death)  (2 children)
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Scored films exclusively for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (M-G-M). See more »

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