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Joseph Gershenson (1904–1988)

Russian-born Joseph Gershenson began his show-business career in 1920 as a conductor of orchestras in movie theaters. Hired by Universal Pictures for its music department, he was made the department head in 1940. Gershenson's name appeared on virtually every Universal film made as music supervisor from 1949 until his retirement in 1969 after Angel... See full bio »

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 1969 The Survivors (TV Series) (music supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- Chapter Four (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- Chapter Three (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- Chapter Two (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- Chapter One (1969) ... (music supervisor)
 1969 Angel in My Pocket (music supervisor)
 1969 Sweet Charity (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1968 Hellfighters (music supervisor)
 1968 House of Cards (music supervisor)
 1968 The Pink Jungle (music supervisor)
 1968 The Hell with Heroes (music supervisor)
 1968 In Enemy Country (music supervisor)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West (music supervisor)
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (music supervisor)
 1968 Journey to Shiloh (music supervisor)
 1968 Don't Just Stand There (music supervisor)
 1968 Counterpoint (music supervisor)
 1968 Madigan (music supervisor)
 1968 P.J. (music supervisor)
 1968 Nobody's Perfect (music supervisor)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie (music supervisor)
 1967 Rosie! (musical director)
 1967 Games (music supervisor)
 1967 The King's Pirate (music supervisor)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho (music supervisor)
 1967 Banning (music supervisor)
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut (music supervisor)
 1967 The Ride to Hangman's Tree (music supervisor)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (music supervisor)
 1967 Tobruk (music supervisor)
 1967 Gunfight in Abilene (music supervisor)
 1966 Gambit (music supervisor)
 1966 Let's Kill Uncle (music supervisor)
 1966 Texas Across the River (music supervisor)
 1966 The Appaloosa (music supervisor)
 1966 Beau Geste (music supervisor)
 1966 The Pad and How to Use It (music supervisor)
 1966 And Now Miguel (musical director)
 1966 Blindfold (music supervisor)
 1966 Gunpoint (musical director)
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed (music supervisor)
 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill (music supervisor)
 1966 Madame X (music supervisor)
 1966 The Rare Breed (music supervisor)
 1966 Moment to Moment (music supervisor)
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (music supervisor)
 1965 The War Lord (musical supervisor)
 1965 That Funny Feeling (music supervisor)
 1965 Love & Kisses (music supervisor)
 1965 A Very Special Favor (music supervisor)
 1965 Fluffy (music supervisor)
 1965 The Art of Love (musical director)
 1965 Shenandoah (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1965 Mirage (music supervisor)
 1965 I Saw What You Did (music supervisor)
 1965 The Sword of Ali Baba (music supervisor)
 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (music supervisor)
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town (music supervisor)
 1965 Strange Bedfellows (music supervisor)
 1964 The Night Walker (music supervisor)
 1964 Taggart (musical director)
 1964 Father Goose (music supervisor)
 1964 Kitten with a Whip (music supervisor)
 1964 Send Me No Flowers (music supervisor)
 1964 The Lively Set (music supervisor)
 1964 Bullet for a Badman (music supervisor)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (musical director)
 1964 Island of the Blue Dolphins (musical director)
 1964 Bedtime Story (music supervisor)
 1964 Wild and Wonderful (music supervisor)
 1964 The Brass Bottle (music supervisor)
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D. (music supervisor)
 1963 For Love or Money (music supervisor)
 1963 The Thrill of It All (music supervisor)
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles (music supervisor)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor (music supervisor)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (music supervisor)
 1963 Showdown (music supervisor)
 1963 The Ugly American (music supervisor)
 1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla (conductor: USA)
 1962 Freud (music supervisor)
 1962 If a Man Answers (music supervisor)
 1962 The Spiral Road (music supervisor)
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave (musical supervisor)
 1962 Six Black Horses (music supervisor)
 1961 The Outsider (music supervisor)
 1961 Lover Come Back (music supervisor)
 1961 Back Street (music supervisor)
 1961 Come September (music supervisor)
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True (music supervisor)
 1961 The Last Sunset (conductor)
 1961 The Secret Ways (music supervisor)
 1961 Posse from Hell (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1960 The Great Impostor (music supervisor)
 1960 Midnight Lace (music supervisor)
 1960 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- What's in a Name? (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1960 Spartacus (music supervisor - uncredited) / (score co-conductor)
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown (music supervisor)
 1960 Portrait in Black (music supervisor)
 1960 Hell Bent for Leather (music supervisor)
 1960 The Huckleberry Hound Show (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Hoodwinked Bear/Goldfish Fever/Picadilly Dilly (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 Operation Petticoat (music supervisor)
 1959 Pillow Talk (music supervisor)
 1959 The Big Fisherman (music supervisor)
 1959 This Earth Is Mine (music supervisor)
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent (music supervisor)
 1959 Imitation of Life (music supervisor)
 1959 No Name on the Bullet (music supervisor)
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small (music supervisor)
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms (music supervisor)
 1958 The Restless Years (music supervisor)
 1958 The Perfect Furlough (music supervisor)
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (music supervisor)
 1958 Money, Women and Guns (music supervisor)
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse... (music supervisor)
 1958 Kathy O' (music supervisor)
 1958 Voice in the Mirror (music supervisor)
 1958 Raw Wind in Eden (music supervisor)
 1958 The Last of the Fast Guns (music supervisor)
 1958 Wild Heritage (music supervisor)
 1958 The Thing That Couldn't Die (music supervisor)
 1958 This Happy Feeling (music supervisor)
 1958 Girls on the Loose (music supervisor)
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young (music supervisor)
 1958 Touch of Evil (music supervisor)
 1958 Damn Citizen (music supervisor)
 1958 The Big Beat (music supervisor)
 1958 Day of the Badman (music supervisor)
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer (music supervisor)
 1958 Flood Tide (music supervisor)
 1958 The Female Animal (music supervisor)
 1957 Love Slaves of the Amazons (music supervisor)
 1957/I Man in the Shadow (music supervisor)
 1957 Summer Love (music supervisor)
 1957 The Monolith Monsters (music supervisor)
 1957 This Is Russia! (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 1957 Slim Carter (music supervisor)
 1957 The Tarnished Angels (music supervisor)
 1957 The Snow Queen (music supervisor: english version)
 1957 Joe Dakota (music supervisor)
 1957 My Man Godfrey (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1957 Appointment with a Shadow (musical director)
 1957 Interlude (music supervisor)
 1957 Quantez (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1957 Slaughter on 10th Avenue (music supervisor)
 1957 The Land Unknown (music supervisor)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces (orchestrator)
 1957 Tammy and the Bachelor (music supervisor)
 1957 The Midnight Story (music supervisor)
 1957 Joe Butterfly (music supervisor)
 1957 The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (music supervisor)
 1957 The Deadly Mantis (music supervisor)
 1957 The Girl in the Kremlin (music supervisor)
 1957 Man Afraid (music supervisor)
 1957 The Tattered Dress (music supervisor)
 1957 Mister Cory (music supervisor)
 1957 The Incredible Shrinking Man (music supervisor)
 1957 Battle Hymn (music supervisor)
 1957 The Night Runner (music supervisor)
 1957 Istanbul (music supervisor)
 1957 Four Girls in Town (music supervisor)
 1956 Rock, Pretty Baby! (music supervisor)
 1956 The Great Man (music supervisor)
 1956 Gun for a Coward (music supervisor)
 1956 Kelly and Me (music supervisor)
 1956 The Mole People (music supervisor)
 1956 Written on the Wind (music supervisor)
 1956 Showdown at Abilene (music supervisor)
 1956 The Unguarded Moment (music supervisor)
 1956 Pillars of the Sky (music supervisor)
 1956 Away All Boats (music supervisor)
 1956 I've Lived Before (music supervisor)
 1956 Walk the Proud Land (music supervisor)
 1956 Behind the High Wall (musical supervision)
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House (music supervisor)
 1956 Congo Crossing (music supervisor)
 1956 The Toy Tiger (music supervisor)
 1956 The Rawhide Years (music supervisor)
 1956 Star in the Dust (music supervisor)
 1956 A Day of Fury (music supervisor)
 1956 The Creature Walks Among Us (music supervisor)
 1956 Red Sundown (music supervisor)
 1956 Raw Edge (music supervisor)
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks (music supervisor)
 1956 The Price of Fear (music supervisor)
 1956 Backlash (music supervisor)
 1956 World in My Corner (music supervisor)
 1956 Never Say Goodbye (music supervisor)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (music supervisor)
 1955 The Square Jungle (music supervisor)
 1955 The Spoilers (music supervisor)
 1955 Running Wild (musical director)
 1955 Tarantula (music supervisor)
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry (music supervisor)
 1955 The Second Greatest Sex (music supervisor)
 1955 Kiss of Fire (music supervisor)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows (music supervisor)
 1955 To Hell and Back (music supervisor)
 1955 Francis in the Navy (music supervisor)
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson (music supervisor)
 1955 Female on the Beach (music supervisor)
 1955 One Desire (music supervisor)
 1955 Foxfire (music supervisor)
 1955 There's Always Tomorrow (music supervisor)
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin' (music supervisor)
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (music supervisor)
 1955 The Shrike (musical director)
 1955 The Purple Mask (music supervisor)
 1955 This Island Earth (music supervisor)
 1955 The Looters (music supervisor)
 1955 Cult of the Cobra (musical director)
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse (music supervisor)
 1955 The Man from Bitter Ridge (music supervisor)
 1955 Smoke Signal (music supervisor)
 1955 Revenge of the Creature (music supervisor)
 1955 Man Without a Star (music supervisor)
 1955 Captain Lightfoot (music supervisor)
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (musical director)
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross (music supervisor)
 1954 Sign of the Pagan (music supervisor)
 1954 So This Is Paris (music supervisor)
 1954 Destry (music supervisor)
 1954 The Yellow Mountain (music supervisor)
 1954 Four Guns to the Border (music supervisor)
 1954 Ricochet Romance (musical director)
 1954 Bengal Brigade (music supervisor)
 1954 Naked Alibi (music supervisor)
 1954 Dawn at Socorro (music supervisor)
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth (music supervisor)
 1954 Francis Joins the WACS (music supervisor)
 1954 The Far Country (musical director)
 1954 Black Horse Canyon (musical director)
 1954 Drums Across the River (musical director)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession (musical director)
 1954 Johnny Dark (musical director)
 1954 Tanganyika (musical director)
 1954 Fireman Save My Child (music supervisor)
 1954 Playgirl (music supervisor)
 1954 Rails Into Laramie (musical director)
 1954 Yankee Pasha (musical director)
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (musical director)
 1954 Saskatchewan (musical director)
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (musical director)
 1954 Ride Clear of Diablo (musical director)
 1954 Border River (musical director)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (musical director)
 1953 Tumbleweed (musical director)
 1953 War Arrow (musical director)
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (musical director)
 1953 The Glass Web (musical director)
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad (musical director)
 1953 All American (musical director)
 1953 East of Sumatra (musical director)
 1953 The Golden Blade (musical director)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (musical director - uncredited)
 1953 All I Desire (musical director)
 1953 The Great Sioux Uprising (musical director)
 1953 Take Me to Town (musical director - uncredited)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town (music director - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1953 It Came from Outer Space (musical director)
 1953 Column South (musical director)
 1953 Law and Order (musical director)
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday (musical director)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (musical director)
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (music supervisor)
 1953 The Lone Hand (musical director)
 1953 Seminole (musical director)
 1953 City Beneath the Sea (musical director)
 1953 Gunsmoke (musical director)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair (musical director)
 1953 Girls in the Night (musical director)
 1953 The Redhead from Wyoming (musical director)
 1952 The Lawless Breed (musical director)
 1952 The Black Castle (musical director)
 1952 The Raiders (musical director)
 1952 Back at the Front (musical director)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (musical director)
 1952 Horizons West (musical director)
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer (musical director)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba (musical director)
 1952 Lost in Alaska (musical director)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek (musical director)
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point (musical director)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (musical director)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal (musical director)
 1952 Just Across the Street (musical director)
 1952 Scarlet Angel (musical director)
 1952 Red Ball Express (musical director)
 1952 Bronco Buster (musical director)
 1952 Steel Town (musical director)
 1952 Meet Danny Wilson (musical director)
 1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon (musical director)
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons (musical director)
 1952 The Cimarron Kid (musical director)
 1951 Flame of Araby (musical director)
 1951 The Strange Door (musical director)
 1951 Cave of Outlaws (musical director)
 1951 Reunion in Reno (musical director)
 1951 The Lady from Texas (musical director)
 1951 Iron Man (musical director)
 1951 Little Egypt (musical director)
 1951 Cattle Drive (musical director)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain (musical director)
 1951 Hollywood Story (musical director)
 1951 Smuggler's Island (musical director)
 1951 Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (musical director)
 1951 The Fat Man (musical director)
 1951 Air Cadet (musical director)
 1951 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1951 Up Front (musical director)
 1951 Target Unknown (musical director)
 1951 Under the Gun (musical director)
 1950 Mystery Submarine (musical director)
 1950 Kansas Raiders (musical director)
 1950 Undercover Girl (musical director)
 1950 Wyoming Mail (musical director)
 1950 Saddle Tramp (musical director)
 1950 Shakedown (musical director)
 1950 Western Courage (Short) (conductor - as Joe Gershenson) / (music arranger - as Joe Gershenson)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (musical director)
 1950 Peggy (musical director)
 1950 Spy Hunt (musical director)
 1950 Winchester '73 (musical director)
 1950 The Fargo Phantom (Short) (conductor - as Joe Gershenson) / (music arranger - as Joe Gershenson)
 1949 South of Santa Fe (Short) (musical director)
 1949 Coyote Canyon (Short) (arranger - as Joe Gershenson) / (conductor - as Joe Gershenson)
 1938 Venetian Moonlight (Short) (orchestra - as Josef Gershenson)
 1938 Talent Auction (Short) (orchestra - as Josef Gershenson)
 1938 Side Show Fakir (Short) (musical director)
 1938 Styles and Smiles (Short) (orchestra)
 1938 Hockshop Blues (Short) (orchestra - as Josef Gershenson)
 1938 Fits and Benefits (Short) (orchestrator - as Josef Gershenson)
 1938 Cuckoorancho (Short) (music arranger)
 1938 No Sale (Short) (orchestra conductor - as Josef Gershenson)
 1938 Salt Shakers (Short) (musical director)
 1938 A Radio Hook-Up (Short) (orchestra conductor - as Josef Gershenson)
 1936 Flippen's Frolics (Short) (musical director)
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Joe Gershenson | Josef Gershenson | J.G. Sanford | Joseph G. Sanford | Joseph Sanford

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