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Also Known As: Died: January 1, 1980
Born: October 20, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Music ... composer musical director conductor
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Oscar-winning Adolph Deutsch had many memorable highlights over the length of his total film career. Deutsch began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Great Garrick" (1937) with Brian Aherne, "They Drive By Night" (1940) with George Raft and the action film "Manpower" (1941) with Edward G Robinson. His music also appeared in the Jeffrey Lynn action picture "Underground" (1941), the Humphrey Bogart crime flick "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) and the drama "Juke Girl" (1942) with Ann Sheridan. In the forties, Deutsch's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Three Strangers" (1946), "Nobody Lives Forever" (1946) and "Blaze of Noon" (1947). His work was also in the Veronica Lake western "Ramrod" (1947). Deutsch's music was most recently used in "Jack and Jill" (2011) with Adam Sandler. Deutsch had a number of different projects under his belt in the fifties, including "Soldiers Three" (1951), "Million Dollar Mermaid" (1952) and "The Belle of New York" (1952). Deutsch passed away in January 1980 at the age of 83.

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Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Adolph Deutsch (October 20, 1897 - January 1, 1980) was an Academy Award-winning composer, conductor and arranger. He won Oscars for his background music for Oklahoma! (1955), and for conducting the music for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950). The London, England-born Deutsch was also nominated for The Band Wagon (1953) and the 1951 film version of Show Boat , for which he conducted the orchestra. For Broadway and Hollywood, he conducted, composed and arranged music, but did not write songs, not even for the Broadway shows on which he worked. In addition to his music for westerns and his conducting of the scores for musicals, Deutsch also composed for films noir, including The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Nobody Lives Forever (1946), and the Billy Wilder comedies The Apartment (1960), and Some Like it Hot (1959). In 1914, Deutsch was "a Buffalo movie house musician," accompanying silent films. Deutsch began his composing career on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s before working for Hollywood films beginning in the late 1930s. For Broadway, he orchestrated Irving Berlin's As Thousands Cheer and George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's Pardon My English. He retired in 1961.

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