Cyril J. Mockridge
Cyril J. Mockridge's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Mockridge worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Day-Time Wife" (1939), "Everything Happens at Night" (1939) and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1939) starring Basil Rathbone. He also contributed to "The Hound of the Baskervilles" with Richard Greene (1939), "The Littlest Rebel" with Shirley Temple Black (1935) and "The Return of the Cisco Kid" with Warner Baxter (1939). In the forties, Mockridge's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "The Dark Corner" (1946), the comedic adaptation "The Late George Apley" (1947) with Ronald Colman and the comedic drama "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) with Maureen O'Hara. Mockridge's music was also featured in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, "Night People" (1954) with Gregory Peck and the Robert Mitchum action flick "River of No Return" (1954). His music was also featured in "Woman's World" (1954) and "Many Rivers to Cross" (1955). Mockridge's music was most recently featured in the Denzel Washington dramatic adaptation "The Preacher's Wife" (1996). Mockridge was nominated for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "Guys and Dolls" in 1955. Mockridge passed away in January 1979 at the age of 83.