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Sonny Burke (I) (1914–1980)

Songwriter ("Midnight Sun", "Black Coffee"), arranger, conductor, composer, and record executive, educated at the University of Detroit and Duke University. He arranged for dance orchestras, and was artists-and-repertoire director for Decca Records for fourteen years and Reprise Records for three years. He joined ASCAP in 1942, and his other song ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wild Bunch Music Department
Lady and the Tramp Music Department
Miller's Crossing Soundtrack
A Bigger Splash Soundtrack


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 1970 Rabbit, Run (music supervisor)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (music supervisor)
 1970 Which Way to the Front? (music supervisor)
 1970 Chisum (music supervisor)
 1970 The Phynx (music supervisor)
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue (music supervisor)
 1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger... (music supervisor)
 1969 Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (music supervisor)
 1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (music supervisor)
 1969 The Learning Tree (music supervisor)
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery (music supervisor)
 1969 The Wild Bunch (music supervisor)
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1966 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (TV Special) (music coordinator)
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special documentary) (music coordinator)
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1963) ... (conductor)
 1962 Howie (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1961-1962 National Velvet (TV Series) (orchestrator - 26 episodes)
- The Test (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- The Clown (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- Ede's Bombshell (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- The Rumor (1962) ... (orchestrator)
- Mi's Citizenship (1962) ... (orchestrator)
  Hennesey (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (arranger - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1962) (composer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Hennesey Meets Soupy Sales (1962) ... (conductor) / (music arranger)
- His Honor, Dr. Blair (1961) ... (arranger) / (conductor)
- Hennesey Meets Honeyboy (1959) ... (arranger) / (conductor)
- Pilot (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961-1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Run, Clown, Run (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Not Aunt Charlotte! (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Ghost in Her Gazebo (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Inhuman Equation (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1962 Hand of Death (conductor)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (songs by)
 1955 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (songs - 1 episode)
- Cavalcade of Songs (1955) ... (songs: from "Lady and the Tramp")
 1948 A Song Is Born (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (orchestral arranger - uncredited)
 1946 Do You Love Me (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (orchestrator)
 1942 Who Done It? (composer: stock music - uncredited)
Show Show Composer (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (70 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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He was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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