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Also Known As: Died: November 15, 1977
Born: January 13, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: composer

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Scored numerous British historical and period films and won international recognition for his popular "Warsaw Concerto" from the 1940 film, "Dangerous Moonlight/Suicide Squadron". After writing incidental music for the stage, Addinsell first went to Hollywood in the early 1930s and returned to England to become a mainstay of the British film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1960s, writing the music for such period films as "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939), "Gaslight" (1940), "A Christmas Carol" (1951), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1958) as well as the more contemporary, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961) and "Life at the Top" (1965).

Scored numerous British historical and period films and won international recognition for his popular "Warsaw Concerto" from the 1940 film, "Dangerous Moonlight/Suicide Squadron". After writing incidental music for the stage, Addinsell first went to Hollywood in the early 1930s and returned to England to become a mainstay of the British film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1960s, writing the music for such period films as "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939), "Gaslight" (1940), "A Christmas Carol" (1951), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1958) as well as the more contemporary, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961) and "Life at the Top" (1965).

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1928:
Composed setting for Clemence Dane's stage play, "Adam's Opera", London
1933:
Moved to New York; wrote musical score for Eva Le Galliene's "Alice in Wonderland"
1933:
Entered films with RKO
1936:
Returned to Britain
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Hartford College: -

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