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Oscar Straus (I) (1870–1954)

Oscar Straus was born on March 6, 1870 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Oscar Nathan Strauss. He was a composer, known for One Hour with You (1932), The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) and Married in Hollywood (1929). He was married to Clara Singer and Nelly Irmen. He died on January 11, 1954 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria. See full bio »

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The Waltz Dream Composer


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 1973 Der letzte Walzer (TV Movie)
 1969 Ein Walzertraum (TV Movie)
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie)
 1953 The Last Waltz (music composer: operetta 'Der letzte Walzer')
 1952 Sonho de Valsa (TV Movie)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Waltz Dream (1951)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 La Ronde (as Oscar Strauss)
 1940 Moulin Rouge
 1938 Three Waltzes
 1937 Make a Wish
 1934 The Last Waltz (from operetta "Der letzte Walzer")
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1908 Ein Walzertraum (Short)
 1907 Ein Walzertraum (Short)
 1903 Der lustige Ehemann (Short)
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Other Works:

My Little Friend (1913). Musical/farce. Book adapted by Harry B. Smith. Music by Oscar Straus. Lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Based on the German version of the Viennese book, "Die kleine Freudlin," by Dr. A.M. Willner and Leo Stein. Musical Director: Antonio DeNovellis. Choreographed by Joseph C. Smith. Directed by Herbert Gresham... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Oscar Strauss

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Viennese conductor and composer of operettas, cabaret songs and occasional film music. Straus deliberately changed his surname (from "Strauss") to avoid association with the famous musical dynasty of that name. He was not related.

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