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Leroy Anderson (II) (1908–1975)

The Leroy Anderson House, the former home of Leroy Anderson in Woodbury, Connecticut, was named by the National Park Service to the National Register of Historic Places in December 2012. The Town of Woodbury designated the Leroy Anderson House as a historic house museum in April 2018. It is the headquarters of the Leroy Anderson Foundation, a 501(... See full bio »

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Cast Away Soundtrack
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The Family Man Soundtrack


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 2018 La plaza del pueblo (Short) (composer: additional music)
 2017 Bargain Hunt: Sleigh Ride (Short)
 2014 New World Symphony Wallcast(TM) Concert 11 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2014 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Pressen (2014) ... (music)
 1982 Büro, Büro (TV Series) (composer: theme "The Typewriter")
 1952 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (composer: theme "Plink, Plank, Plunk" - 1952-1961)
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Songwriter: "Sleigh Ride". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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Captain Leroy Anderson


Eleanor Firke  (his death)  (4 children)

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His "Sleigh Ride" was premiered by the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler. It became one of the most famous of modern Christmas compositions, and one of the Pops' best-selling recordings. They re-recorded it many times, and at least one of their versions of it is still in print today. See more »

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