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|Also Known As:||Rollins Edens||Died:||July 13, 1970|
|Born:||November 9, 1905||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Hillsboro, Texas, USA||Profession:||Music ... composer arranger producer music supervisor piano accompanist|
Oscar-winning Roger Edens was an unequivocal star of his craft. He followed this honor with songs in "Babes on Broadway" (1941) with Mickey Rooney, the comedy adaptation "Good News" (1947) with June Allyson and the adaptation "On the Town" (1949) with Gene Kelly. Edens won an Academy Award for "Strike Up the Band" in 1940. In the fifties and the sixties, Edens devoted his time to various credits, such as "Deep in My Heart" with Jose Ferrer (1954), "Invitation to the Dance" with Igor Youskevitch (1956) and "Funny Face" with Audrey Hepburn (1957). He also worked on "Pepe" (1960) and "Billy Rose's Jumbo" (1962). Edens's music was also featured in the Robert Lindsay musical comedy "Bert Rigby, You're a Fool" (1989) and "That's Entertainment! III" (1994) starring June Allyson. Edens was most recently credited in "Celebrating the Green: The History of Saint Patrick's Day" (History, 2000-01). Edens passed away in July 1970 at the age of 65.
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