|Also Known As: ||
||September 21, 1996
||March 12, 1912
||Cause of Death:
||Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Sold his first arrangment to Joe Hayme's orchestra
Hired a the musical arranger for "Fleischman Hour" on the radio by Rudy Vallee
Became official arranger when Tommy Dorsey took over Hayme's orchestra; wrote arrangements for "Song of India", "Star Dust" and Night and Day"
Moved to Hollywood to work for the Bob Crosby Orchestra
Co-wrote band arrangement for "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
Musical director for Capitol Records
Became west coast director of artists and repertoire at Columbia Records
Musical director for NBC-TV
Married Jo Stafford
Oversaw the comedy "Laugh In"
Musical director of the "Bob Newhart Show"
Worked at CBS with Jonathan Winters and Jim Nabors
Retired from TV in the 1970s
Musical director for "Disney on Parade"for three years
Ran Corinthian Records which distributed his and Stafford's Capitol and Columbia albums