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Fred Katz (1919–2013)

Composer, songwriter ("Satan Wears a Satin Gown"), conductor, cellist and teacher Fred Katz won scholarships and fellowships in cello and piano. He was the music director for the 7th Army Headquarters, and also for Lena Horne, Mindy Carson, Vic Damone, Ken Nordine and Frankie Laine, and was a cellist and composer for the The Chico Hamilton Quintet... See full bio »

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Known For

Boogie Nights Soundtrack
The Wasp Woman Composer


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 1971 The Birth of Aphrodite (Short)
 1962 Poor Mr. Campbell (TV Movie)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Rebel in Paradise (Documentary)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (music by)
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 1958 T Is for Tumbleweed (Short)
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Jazz composer for Ken Nordine "Word Jazz" spoken-word albums. See more »

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He was one of the first jazz musicians to introduce the cello as a viable instrument for solo improvisations. See more »

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