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Also Known As: Died: January 15, 1996
Born: March 14, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: composer

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Les Baxter boasts musical talents that have been featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Baxter began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Yellow Tomahawk" (1954), the Basil Rathbone horror feature "The Black Sleep" (1956) and the Richard Eyer sci-fi flick "The Invisible Boy" (1957). His music also appeared in "The Girl in Black Stockings" (1957) with Lex Barker and "The Bride and the Beast" (1958) with Charlotte Austin. Though known first for his music, Baxter also acted in the drama "Hot Blood" (1956) with Jane Russell. In the sixties, Baxter's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Ray Milland horror flick "X" (1963), the horror film "The Comedy of Terrors" (1964) with Vincent Price and "Pajama Party" (1964). Baxter's music was also featured in the adventurous drama "Wild At Heart" (1990) with Nicolas Cage, "Yma Sumac: Hollywood's Inca Princess" (1992) and the comedic adaptation "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998) with Richard Dreyfuss. His music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Men With Guns" (1998) with Federico Luppi and the Gillian Anderson comedic drama "Playing By Heart" (1998). Baxter's music...

Les Baxter boasts musical talents that have been featured in a variety of Hollywood productions. Baxter began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Yellow Tomahawk" (1954), the Basil Rathbone horror feature "The Black Sleep" (1956) and the Richard Eyer sci-fi flick "The Invisible Boy" (1957). His music also appeared in "The Girl in Black Stockings" (1957) with Lex Barker and "The Bride and the Beast" (1958) with Charlotte Austin. Though known first for his music, Baxter also acted in the drama "Hot Blood" (1956) with Jane Russell. In the sixties, Baxter's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Ray Milland horror flick "X" (1963), the horror film "The Comedy of Terrors" (1964) with Vincent Price and "Pajama Party" (1964). Baxter's music was also featured in the adventurous drama "Wild At Heart" (1990) with Nicolas Cage, "Yma Sumac: Hollywood's Inca Princess" (1992) and the comedic adaptation "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998) with Richard Dreyfuss. His music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Men With Guns" (1998) with Federico Luppi and the Gillian Anderson comedic drama "Playing By Heart" (1998). Baxter's music was most recently featured in "The Wrecking Crew" (2015). Baxter passed away in January 1996 at the age of 74.

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1.
 Hot Blood (1956) Gas station attendant
2.
 Royal Wedding (1951) Specialty bit in "What a Lovely Day for a Wedding" number
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