Composer/conductor Robert Emmett Dolan began and ended his career on Broadway, participating musically in hit shows ranging from Strike Me Pink in the 1930s to Coco in the 1960s. From 1941 to 1956 however, Dolan was most actively involved in scoring films. He spent most of his Hollywood tenure at Paramount, serving as composer and arranger for the likes of Bing Crosby, Ginger Rogers, and Betty Hutton. He was Oscar-nominated for Birth of the Blues (1941), Holiday Inn (1942), Lady in the Dark (1944), Incendiary Blonde (1945), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), and Road to Rio (1947). At the tail end of his Paramount stay, Robert Emmett Dolan was promoted to producer for White Christmas (1954), The Girl Rush (1955), and Anything Goes (1956).