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Born in Russia
Died in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, USA

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Composer, conductor, pianist and arranger. He came to the USA in 1921 and joined ASCAP in 1962. He was educated at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and accompanied Feodor Chaliapin Sr. on a tour of Russia. In the USA, he conducted the orchestra at the Schenley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and arranged for The Don Cossack Chorus, eventually forming and conducting the Heifetz Singers, which appeared on radio during a US tour in 1935 and at an Israeli festival in 1952, ten years before joining ASCAP in 1962. Heifetz also accompanied Cantor's Concert Ensemble, and arranged for films, radio and television.

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