Sigmund Romberg


Composer

About

Birth Place
Hungary
Born
July 29, 1887
Died
November 09, 1951

Biography

Sigmund Romberg brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Romberg began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Desert Song" (1929), "Maytime" (1937) with Jeanette MacDonald and "The Girl of the Golden West" (1938) with Jeanette MacDonald. His music also appeared in "Up in Central Park" (1948). Romberg was a...

Biography

Sigmund Romberg brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Romberg began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Desert Song" (1929), "Maytime" (1937) with Jeanette MacDonald and "The Girl of the Golden West" (1938) with Jeanette MacDonald. His music also appeared in "Up in Central Park" (1948). Romberg was also credited in "Deep in My Heart" with Jose Ferrer (1954), "The Student Prince" with Ann Blyth (1954) and "Those Lips Those Eyes" with Frank Langella (1980). He also was recognized in "Unfinished Business" (1986) starring Michele Fawdon and "When I Get Too Old to Dream" (1987). Romberg was most recently credited in the dramedy "Aloha" (2015) with Bradley Cooper. Romberg passed away in November 1951 at the age of 64.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

New Moon (1940) - Stranger In Paris Opening scene on board a packet from Revolution-era France, introducing Jeanette MacDonald as Marianne (Mary Boland her associate), the ship’s captain (George Irving) requesting a song, with new lyrics from Sigmund Romberg’s 1928 operetta, in New Moon, 1940, MacDonald’s MGM reunion with Nelson Eddy.
New Moon (1940) - Stop "Grace-ing" Me! Sailing from Marseilles to Louisiana, 1789, the snobs on the upper decks have been wondering what’s the noise below, and we discover Nelson Eddy as Charles, an incognito radical nobleman, reprising a Sig Romberg song Jeanette MacDonald just introduced, Stanley Fields, Richard Purcell and William Tannen his posse, in New Moon, 1940.
New Moon (1940) - Wanting You Now in New Orleans, Charles (Nelson Eddy) is the revolutionary nobleman posing as a servant to aristocrat Marianne, (Jeanette MacDonald), who agrees with everyone that he’s way too refined to be plausible, the big song from the Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II operetta ensuing, in MGM’s New Moon, 1940.
Girl Of The Golden West, The (1938) - Liebestraum Mary (Jeanette MacDonald) clears the way for the professor (Brandon Tynan) to play in the saloon then joins him in "Liebestraum," to Franz Liszt's melody, in The Girl Of The Golden West, 1938.
Girl Of The Golden West, The (1938) - Senorita Lieutenant Johnson (Nelson Eddy), his secret identity not yet revealed, romances Mary (Jeanette MacDonald) with "Senorita" by Sigmund Romberg and Gus Kahn, in The Girl Of The Golden West, 1938.
Desert Song, The (1944) - Step Out Of The Sun Joining the uncommonly complex early exposition, we’ve barely met Dennis Morgan, a guy who shares bathing facilities in Morocco with a reporter (Lynne Overman), then the new singer in town (Irene Manning) converses with her boss (Nestor Paiva) and a French colonel (Bruce Cabot), in Warner Bros.’ The Desert Song, 1944.
Desert Song, The (1944) - One Alone Working in the song from the 1926 Sig Romberg operetta (lyrics credited to Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel), American Paul (Dennis Morgan) entertains the French commander (Bruce Cabot), joined by singer Margot (Irene Manning), but really alerting the local Moroccan rebels, Gene Lockhart the club owner, in The Desert Song, 1944.
Desert Song, The (1944) - You Talk Like An American In a still nameless Moroccan city, piano player Paul (Dennis Morgan), whom we suspect might support the local rebels, has a friendly joust with Margot (Irene Manning), the new singer from France, who is friendly but seems to still prefer the French officer Fontaine (Bruce Cabot), in The Desert Song, 1944.
Maytime (1937) - Mademoiselle Mornay Miss Mornay (Jeanette MacDonald, in an epic flashback), with Nicolai (John Barrymore) then performing selections from Les Hugenots for the court of Louis Napoleon, in MGM's Maytime, 1937.
Maytime (1937) - Virginia Ham And Eggs Infatuated Paul (Nelson Eddy) wheedles a date with Marcia (Jeanette MacDonald) then leads the tavern in Virginia Ham And Eggs, from MGM's production of the Sigmund Romberg operetta, Maytime, 1937,
Deep In My Heart (1954) - The Music Of Sigmund Romberg An unusual opening from MGM, as the studio orchestra begins a de facto tribute to the composer and subject of the bio-pic, until it’s revealed that it’s an actor, leading man Jose Ferrer, who plays Sigmund Romberg, conducting, in Deep In My Heart, 1954, Stanley Donen directing.
Deep In My Heart (1954) - You Will Remember Vienna Sometime around 1910, New York, opera star Helen Trabuel as the employer of Jose Ferrer, who plays immigrant composer Sigmund Romberg, subject of the bio-pic, who then tangles with a roughneck American promoter (David Burns) early in MGM’s Deep In My Heart, 1954.

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