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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1970
Born: September 13, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Mount Moriah, Missouri, USA Profession: composer, arranger, conductor, accompanist

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Leith Stevens built up his entertainment career by putting his musical skills to use in the world of Hollywood. Stevens began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the musical "Night Song" (1947) with Dana Andrews, the dramatic adaptation "All My Sons" (1948) with Edward G Robinson and "Larceny" (1948). His music also appeared in "Not Wanted" (1949). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Destination Moon" in 1950. . In the fifties, Stevens's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "The Treasure of Pancho Villa" (1955) with Rory Calhoun, the Milton Rice sci-fi picture "World Without End" (1955) and the Tom Tryon crime feature "The Scarlet Hour" (1956). Stevens was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Julie" in 1956 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Five Pennies" in 1959. Stevens's music was also featured in "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter and "The Interns" (1962). Stevens was most recently credited in the adventure "Explorers" (1985) with Ethan Hawke. Stevens was nominated for an Academy Award for "A New Kind of Love" in 1963. Soon after receiving his award, he went...

Leith Stevens built up his entertainment career by putting his musical skills to use in the world of Hollywood. Stevens began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the musical "Night Song" (1947) with Dana Andrews, the dramatic adaptation "All My Sons" (1948) with Edward G Robinson and "Larceny" (1948). His music also appeared in "Not Wanted" (1949). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Destination Moon" in 1950. . In the fifties, Stevens's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "The Treasure of Pancho Villa" (1955) with Rory Calhoun, the Milton Rice sci-fi picture "World Without End" (1955) and the Tom Tryon crime feature "The Scarlet Hour" (1956). Stevens was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Julie" in 1956 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Five Pennies" in 1959. Stevens's music was also featured in "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter and "The Interns" (1962). Stevens was most recently credited in the adventure "Explorers" (1985) with Ethan Hawke. Stevens was nominated for an Academy Award for "A New Kind of Love" in 1963. Soon after receiving his award, he went on to write songs which would be featured in the adventurous drama "The Night of the Grizzly" (1966) with Clint Walker. Stevens passed away in July 1970 at the age of 61.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Syncopation (1942) Ted Browning
2.
 On the Air (1939)
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York - 1927

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