Walter Scharf


About

Died
February 24, 2003
Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Biography

Walter Scharf produced music for multiple Hollywood productions during the course of his Hollywood career. Scharf worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Atlantic City" (1944) starring Constance Moore. Scharf won a Best Original Song - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "Ben" in 1972. Scharf was nominated for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic...

Biography

Walter Scharf produced music for multiple Hollywood productions during the course of his Hollywood career. Scharf worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Atlantic City" (1944) starring Constance Moore. Scharf won a Best Original Song - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "Ben" in 1972. Scharf was nominated for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture) Academy Award for "Mercy Island" in 1941 as well as for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Academy Award for "The Fighting Seabees" in 1944. In the fifties, Scharf devoted his time to various credits, such as "Artists and Models" (1955) starring Dean Martin, "You're Never Too Young" with Dean Martin (1955) and "The Birds and the Bees" with George Gobel (1956). He also worked on "Timetable" (1956). Scharf's music was also featured in the comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" (1969) with Suzanne Pleshette. Scharf was most recently credited in "Method To The Madness of Jerry Lewis" (Starz, 2011-12). Soon after receiving his award, he went on to write songs which would be featured in "Ben" (1972). Scharf passed away in February 2003 at the age of 93.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Hollywoodland (2006)
Music Composer
True Colors (1991)
Song
Moonwalker (1989)
Song
Twilight Time (1982)
Music
Midnight Offerings (1981)
Music
This Is Elvis (1981)
Music
The Long Days of Summer (1980)
Music
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Music
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979)
Music
Salvage (1979)
Music
Real American Hero (1978)
Song
Real American Hero (1978)
Music
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)
Music
Final Chapter--Walking Tall (1977)
Music
Walking Tall (1973)
Music
Ben (1972)
Composer
Ben (1972)
Music
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Composer
Mr. Magoo's Holiday Festival (1970)
Music score & Conductor for "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Music & Musicic Director
Pendulum (1969)
Composer
Pendulum (1969)
Music
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Music
Funny Girl (1968)
Music Supervisor & Conductor
Funny Girl (1968)
Orchestration
Harold Lloyd's Funny Side of Life (1966)
Composer
Harold Lloyd's Funny Side of Life (1966)
Music
One of Our Spies Is Missing (1966)
Music
Sylvia (1965)
Music (see note)
Tickle Me (1965)
Music Director
Honeymoon Hotel (1964)
Composer
Honeymoon Hotel (1964)
Music score & Conductor
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Music
Guns of Diablo (1964)
Music Composer
My Six Loves (1963)
Music
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Music
Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy (1962)
Music
It's Only Money (1962)
Music
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Music scored & Conductor
The Ladies' Man (1961)
Music
The Errand Boy (1961)
Music score & conducting
CinderFella (1960)
Composer
CinderFella (1960)
Music scored and Conductor
The Bellboy (1960)
Music scored and Conductor
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
Music scored and Conductor
The Geisha Boy (1958)
Music Score
King Creole (1958)
Music Adapted and scored by
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Music Adapted and scored by
Loving You (1957)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
Three Violent People (1957)
Music scored and Conductor by
The Sad Sack (1957)
Music scored and Conductor
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Music scored and Conductor
Timetable (1956)
Composer
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
Artists and Models (1956)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
Timetable (1956)
Music comp and Director
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)
Music
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Music score and Conductor
Bundle of Joy (1956)
Background score Adapted and Conductor
You're Never Too Young (1955)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
3 Ring Circus (1955)
Music Score
The French Line (1954)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
Living It Up (1954)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
A Perilous Journey (1953)
Music Director
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Music Director
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
Music Score
Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Composer
Sierra (1950)
Music
South Sea Sinner (1950)
Music
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Music
Deported (1950)
Music Director
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)
Composer
Abandoned (1949)
Music
Take One False Step (1949)
Music
Red Canyon (1949)
Music
City Across the River (1949)
Music
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)
Music
Mexican Hayride (1948)
Composer
The Far Frontier (1948)
Music Director
Are You with It? (1948)
Music Arrangements and Director
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
Music
Casbah (1948)
Music Arrangements and Director
Mexican Hayride (1948)
Music Arrangements and Conductor
The Saxon Charm (1948)
Music
Murder in the Music Hall (1946)
Music Director
I've Always Loved You (1946)
Music Director
Mexicana (1945)
Composer
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945)
Composer
Mexicana (1945)
Music Director
The Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Music Director
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
Music Director
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945)
Music Director
Dakota (1945)
Music Score
The Cheaters (1945)
Music Score
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Music Score
Casanova in Burlesque (1944)
Music Director
Brazil (1944)
Music Director
Man from Frisco (1944)
Music Director
Atlantic City (1944)
Music Director
Lake Placid Serenade (1944)
Music Director
The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944)
Music Director
Hands Across the Border (1944)
Music Director
The Lady and the Monster (1944)
Music Score
False Faces (1943)
Composer
Someone to Remember (1943)
Music Director
Sleepy Lagoon (1943)
Music Director
Shantytown (1943)
Music Director
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
Music Score
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
Music Director
Thumbs Up (1943)
Music Director
Nobody's Darling (1943)
Music Director
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Music Director
Chatterbox (1943)
Music Director
Ice-Capades Revue (1942)
Composer
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Composer
Flying Tigers (1942)
Music Director
Ice-Capades Revue (1942)
Music Director
Secrets of the Underground (1942)
Music Director
Johnny Doughboy (1942)
Music Director
Sis Hopkins (1941)
Orchestration
Puddin' Head (1941)
Orchestration
Rookies on Parade (1941)
Orchestration
Mercy Island (1941)
Music Score
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)
Orch Arrangements by

Cast (Special)

Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (1996)
The Republic Pictures Story (1991)

Music (TV Mini-Series)

From Here to Eternity (1979)
Music
Blind Ambition (1979)
Music

Life Events

Bibliography