Larry Adler

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Birthday
10, 1914
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 6, 2001 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1914
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 6, 2001 (87)

About

Regarded as one of the world's most talented harmonica players, he achieved popular success after working with Sting and Elton John. He was nominated for an Oscar Award for his contribution to the soundtrack for the 1953 film Genevieve.

Before Fame

He ran away to New York City to pursue an acting career. Once there, he broke into theatre thanks to the recommendation of legendary performer Rudy Vallée.

Trivia

He was nominated for an Oscar in 1953 for his work on "Genevieve" in spite of the fact that he was not credited in the U.S. version because of blacklisting.

Family Life

He married Eileen Walser in 1952, divorced her, and married Sally Cline in 1959. His brother Jerry also became a renowned harmonica player.

Associated With

He was held in high esteem by composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Arthur Benjamin. Both artists wrote pieces specifically for him.