David Rose

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Birthday
15, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 23, 1990 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 23, 1990 (80)

About

English-born American songwriter of the twentieth century. He composed music for numerous television shows and became known for such hits as "Holiday for Strings" and "The Stripper."

Before Fame

Born in London and raised in Chicago, he began his music career at age sixteen as a member of bandleader Ted Fio Rito's music group.

Trivia

He music-directed the popular Red Skelton Show for over two decades.

Family Life

His first two marriages were to actresses Martha Raye and Judy Garland. His third marriage, to Betty Bartholomew, produced two daughters.

Associated With

He composed music for Little House on the Prairie, a television series that starred Michael Landon.