Herbert Stothart


Composer

About

Birth Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Born
September 11, 1885
Died
February 01, 1949
Cause of Death
Spinal Cancer

Biography

Academy Award-winning musician Herbert Stothart led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Stothart worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Devil May Care" (1929), "Dynamite" (1929) and "Golden Dawn" (1930). He also contributed to "Song of the Flame" (1930), "The Lottery Bride" (1930) and "The Rogue S...

Biography

Academy Award-winning musician Herbert Stothart led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Stothart worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Devil May Care" (1929), "Dynamite" (1929) and "Golden Dawn" (1930). He also contributed to "Song of the Flame" (1930), "The Lottery Bride" (1930) and "The Rogue Song" with Lawrence Tibbett (1930). In the thirties, Stothart's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936) with Clark Gable, "The Robin Hood of El Dorado" (1936) with Warner Baxter and "Conquest" (1937) with Greta Garbo. Stothart was nominated for a Music (Scoring) Academy Award for "Sweethearts" in 1938 as well as for a Music (Original Score) Academy Award for "Marie Antoinette" in 1938. Stothart won a Music (Original Score) Academy Award for "The Wizard of Oz" in 1939. Stothart was most recently credited in the John C Reilly blockbuster animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph" (2012). After receiving this recognition, he wrote music that would be featured in the Mickey Rooney drama "National Velvet" (1944), the fantastical drama "A Guy Named Joe" (1944) with Spencer Tracy and the drama "The White Cliffs of Dover" (1944) with Irene Dunne. Stothart passed away in February 1949 at the age of 64.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

The Lottery Bride (1930)
Original Story

Music (Feature Film)

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Song
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Song
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Song
Wonder Boys (2000)
Composer
Man on the Moon (1999)
Song
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
Song
One Fine Day (1996)
Song
The Wizard of Oz in Concert (1995)
Original Score
Radio Days (1987)
Song
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Composer
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Composer
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)
Composer
Rose Marie (1954)
Composer
The Miniver Story (1950)
Music
Three Little Words (1950)
Composer
Big Jack (1949)
Music Score
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Music Score
Hills of Home (1948)
Music Score
If Winter Comes (1948)
Music Score
High Barbaree (1947)
Music Score
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Music Score
The Yearling (1947)
Conductor of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Symphony Orchestra
The Yearling (1947)
Music Score
The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Music Score
Adventure (1946)
Music Score
The Green Years (1946)
Music Score
Undercurrent (1946)
Music Score
Adventure (1946)
Composer
Son of Lassie (1945)
Music Score
They Were Expendable (1945)
Music Score
National Velvet (1945)
Music Score
The Valley of Decision (1945)
Music Director
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Music Score
Madame Curie (1944)
Music Score
Thousands Cheer (1944)
Music Director
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Music Score
A Guy Named Joe (1944)
Music Score
Song of Russia (1944)
[Music] Adapted for the Screenplay by
Kismet (1944)
Music Score
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Music Score
Dragon Seed (1944)
Music Score
The Human Comedy (1943)
Music Score
Crazy House (1943)
Composer
Three Hearts for Julia (1942)
Music Score
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Music Score
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Music Score
Rio Rita (1942)
Music Director
Random Harvest (1942)
Music Score
I Married an Angel (1942)
Music Score
Cairo (1942)
Music Score
Pierre of the Plains (1942)
Composer
I Married an Angel (1942)
Composer
Smilin' Through (1941)
Music Director
They Met in Bombay (1941)
Music Score
Men of Boys Town (1941)
Music Score
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Music Score
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Music Score
Come Live with Me (1941)
Music Score
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
Music Director
The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
Music Adapted and Director
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Composer
The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
Composer
Bitter Sweet (1940)
Music Director
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Music Score
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Music Score
New Moon (1940)
Music Director
Susan and God (1940)
Music Score
Edison, the Man (1940)
Music Score
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Music Score
Northwest Passage (1940)
Music
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Music Director
Balalaika (1939)
Music Score
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Music Score
Idiot's Delight (1939)
Music Score
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Music program, Musicic Adapted by
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Composer
Sweethearts (1938)
Music Adapted
Of Human Hearts (1938)
Music Score
The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
Music Director
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Music
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Composer
Maytime (1937)
Music adapt and Director
The Firefly (1937)
Music Director
The Good Earth (1937)
Music Score
Rosalie (1937)
Music Director
Conquest (1937)
Music Score
San Francisco (1936)
Music Director
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Music Score
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
Music Score
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Music Score
Small Town Girl (1936)
Music Score
Camille (1936)
Music Score
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936)
Music Score
Rose-Marie (1936)
Music Composition
After the Thin Man (1936)
Music Score
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Music Score
Rose-Marie (1936)
Music Director
Moonlight Murder (1936)
Music Score
Rose-Marie (1936)
Composer
Small Town Girl (1936)
Composer
David Copperfield (1935)
Music Score
Naughty Marietta (1935)
Music Adapted
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Music Score
Anna Karénina (1935)
Music Score
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935)
Music Score
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Music Score
The Night Is Young (1935)
Orch and Music score Director by
Ah, Wilderness (1935)
Music Score
Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
Music Score
Sequoia (1935)
Music Score
China Seas (1935)
Music Director
Reckless (1935)
Synchronized by
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Music Score
Here Comes the Band (1935)
Composer
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Music Score
Treasure Island (1934)
Music Score
Viva Villa (1934)
Music Score
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Music Score
Chained (1934)
Music Score
Riptide (1934)
Music Score
The Merry Widow (1934)
Music Adapted
La veuve joyeuse (1934)
Adaptation musicale de [Music Adapted]
Laughing Boy (1934)
Music Score
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Music Director
The Painted Veil (1934)
Music Score
Queen Christina (1933)
Music Score
The Barbarian (1933)
Music Score
Rasputin and the Empress (1933)
Music Score
Peg O' My Heart (1933)
Music Score
The White Sister (1933)
Music Score
Night Flight (1933)
Music Score
The Son-Daughter (1932)
Score
The Son-Daughter (1932)
Composer
The Cuban Love Song (1931)
Music Score
The Squaw Man (1931)
Incidental Music by
The Cuban Love Song (1931)
Composer
Jenny Lind (1931)
Composer
The Prodigal (1931)
Composer
Sevilla de mis amores (1930)
Música de [Music]
In Gay Madrid (1930)
Music Score
The Florodora Girl (1930)
Composer
The Rogue Song (1930)
Composer
Golden Dawn (1930)
Composer
A Lady's Morals (1930)
Composer
In Gay Madrid (1930)
Composer
Montana Moon (1930)
Composer
Song of the Flame (1930)
Composer
Sevilla de mis amores (1930)
Composer
Call of the Flesh (1930)
Composer
Dynamite (1929)
Music
Devil-May-Care (1929)
Composer
Rose-Marie (1928)
Music

Sound (Feature Film)

Outcast Lady (1934)
Synchronization

Music (Special)

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz: 50 Years Of Magic (1990)
Music

Cast (Short)

We Must Have Music (1941)
Himself
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
Himself
The Romance of Celluloid (1937)
Himself

Music (Short)

Captain Kidd's Treasure (1938)
Music Composer
Master Will Shakespeare (1936)
Music
The Flame Song (1934)
Music
The Devil's Cabaret (1928)
Music Composer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Balalaika (1939) - Song Of The Volga Boatmen Posing as a student to gain access to Ilona Massey and her revolutionary friends and family, well-meaning Czarist prince Peter (Nelson Eddy) offers the traditional Russian song, with support from Dalies Frantz (on piano), Lionel Atwill, Abner Biberman et al, in MGM’s Balalaika, 1939.
Firefly, The (1937) - Donkey Serenade Seemingly carefree Spaniard Don Diego (Allan Jones) has pursued singer and secret spy Nina Maria (Jeanette MacDonald) en route to her mission in France, her disinterest cueing what would become Jones’ signature song (music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, lyric by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest), to the livestock, accompanied by driver Manuel Alvarez Maciste, in MGM’s The Firefly, 1937.
Chocolate Soldier, The (1941) - My Hero Right from the start, MGM offers their new star, Rise Stevens from The Metropolitan Opera in her first movie scene, paired with leading man Nelson Eddy, as Viennese light-opera singers Maria and Karl, with a song from the Ferenc Molnar-based operetta Testor, using only the title from the George Bernard Shaw play, The Chocolate Soldier, 1941.
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.
Anna Karenina (1935) - General Officers! From Tolstoy, Vronsky (Fredric March) leads military colleagues in a demanding Russian drinking game, an early scene from MGM's Anna Karenina, 1935, directed by Clarence Brown, Greta Garbo in the title role.
Maytime (1937) - Will You Remember? With breaks for dialogue as Marcia (Jeanette MacDonald) breaks bad news to Paul (Nelson Eddy), they join in Will You Remember? by Rida Johnson Young and Sigmund Romberg, in MGM's Maytime, 1937.
Thousands Cheer (1944) - Let Me Call You Sweetheart Soldier Eddy (Gene Kelly) has requested a transfer in order to impress singer girlfriend Kathryn (Grayson), which isn't going to work out but in the meantime, a famous early Kelly routine set to a popular tune from 1910, in MGM's Thousands Cheer, 1944.

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