Adolph Deutsch

Active - 1930 - 1961  |   Born - Oct 20, 1897   |   Died - Jan 1, 1980   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

London-born composer/conductor Adolph Deutsch made his reputation on Broadway in the 1920s and the early 1930s. He was brought to Warner Bros. in 1938 to score that studio's one-and-only Carole Lombard film, Fools for Scandal. He remained at Warners until 1946, scoring such imperishable films as The Maltese Falcon (1941) and High Sierra (1941), then moved to MGM, where he won Oscars for his work on Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Another Oscar came his way in 1955 for his orchestrations and arrangements for Oklahoma (1955). Adolph Deutsch retired in 1961, after completing work on Go Naked in the World.

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