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Born in Antioch, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCarmen Martin Dragon

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Composer, conductor and arranger, educated at San Jose College (MA degree). He made many records as conductor of the Hollywood Bowl (which he conducted for ten years) and Capitol Symphony orchestras, and he composed, conducted and arranged for a number of American radio and television programs (including the Standard School Broadcast in 1949). He also conducted the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, and several British television series, and he was a guest conductor for a number of American symphony orchestras. He joined ASCAP in 1950.

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Family (1)

Spouse Eloise Marion Rawitzer (27 August 1938 - 28 March 1984)  (his death)  (5 children)

Trivia (6)

He made several recordings with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra.
Began musical career as an arranger with Meredith Willson's orchestra.
Father-in-law of Toni Tennille.
Born and educated in Antioch, California, he left following graduation from the old Riverview High School. The Antioch Unified School District named one of its new elementary schools in his honor. Carmen Dragon Elementary School opened in September 2004
Father of daughters, Carmen Dragon, worldwide harpist player, and Kathy; sons: Daryl Dragon; Doug Dragon and Dennis Dragon.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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