Oscar Levant (1906–1972)

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Oscar Levant's own versatility may have helped to cloud his memory as a sort of Hollywood utility man, perhaps in the worst sense; people tended to see him as one among many personalities, but he was so much more. It is unfortunately forgotten that he was first and foremost, a brilliant musician and very competent composer. He was from an Orthodox ... See full bio »

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Known For

Humoresque Sid Jeffers
The Band Wagon Lester Marton
The Rocketeer Soundtrack


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 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (piano solo recordings)
 1939 Pete Roleum and His Cousins (Short) (conductor)
 1939 Made for Each Other (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Black Sheep (music)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Let's Try Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Gambling Ship (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 The Woman Accused (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Flaming Gold (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 The Age of Consent (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Bachelor Apartment (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 The Silver Horde (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 Leathernecking (composer: additional music)
 1930 Love Comes Along (songs: music by)
 1929 Tanned Legs (music and lyrics by)
 1929 Street Girl (musical numbers)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »


June Gale  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »


Lorna Levant | See more »


Max Levant | Annie Levant


Benjamin Levent (sibling)

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Personal Quote:

A musical is a series of catastrophes ending with a floor show. See more »


Was a regular panelist on the popular radio quiz show "Information, Please" in the late 1930s and early 1940s, as well as a semi-regular on Al Jolson's radio program in the late 1940s. See more »

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