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Lyle 'Spud' Murphy (1908–2005)

Lyle 'Spud' Murphy was born on August 19, 1908 in Berlin, Germany. He was a composer, known for Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), You Were Never Lovelier (1942) and The Talk of the Town (1942). He died on August 5, 2005 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Lethal Weapon 3 Soundtrack
(1992)
You Were Never Lovelier Music Department
(1942)
(1942)
Ever Since Venus Music Department
(1944)

Filmography

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 1951 Sunny Side of the Street (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Slaphappy Sleuths (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Studio Stoops (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Three Hams on Rye (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 One Shivery Night (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1950 Self Made Maids (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Love at First Bite (Short) (musical arrangement - uncredited)
 1949 Malice in the Palace (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1948 Heavenly Daze (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1947 Sweet Genevieve (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1947 Brideless Groom (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1947 Hold That Lion! (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1947 Cigarette Girl (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1944 Ever Since Venus (orchestrator - as Lyle Murphy)
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier (music arranger: "The Shorty George") / (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote 26 books on composing and orchestrating, including "Spud Murphy's Swing Arranging Method" (1937). See more »

Alternate Names:

Lyle Murphy
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Self-taught arranger. As staff arranger for Benny Goodman, the Casa Loma Orchestra and Tommy Dorsey, he contributed greatly to the success of these organisations. See more »

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